Time for Leafs' Phil Kessel to make a statement

Phil Kessel needs to make the Boston Bruins regret trading him, writes Doug Gilmour. (Michael...

Phil Kessel needs to make the Boston Bruins regret trading him, writes Doug Gilmour. (Michael Peake/Toronto Sun)

DOUG GILMOUR, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:38 PM ET

Playoff pressure.

You either embrace it or walk away from it.

Which path will the Maple Leafs take?

Specifically, which path will Phil Kessel take?

Phil has been a lightning rod of attention whenever he has faced his former team, the Boston Bruins. And now that the Leafs and Bruins are meeting in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, the stage has been set for the spotlight to beam that much brighter right down on him.


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