May 3, 2013
Give Leafs' Kessel plenty of ice time so he can get pucks to the net
By DOUG GILMOUR, Special to QMI Agency

Maple Leafs Phil Kessel during practice in Boston Friday, May 3, 2013. (MICHAEL PEAKE/Toronto Sun)

In order to get Phil Kessel going, I would suggest playing the crap out of him in Game 2 on Saturday.

Please understand that this is just my opinion. I am not telling the Leafs’ Randy Carlyle - a person and coach I respect very much - what to do. Nor would I ever think of doing something like that. Look at the success this team has had in 2013 under his guidance. He definitely is worthy of being a strong coach of the year candidate.

My point is aimed more towards Phil. This kid has the natural talent to be a gamebreaker like no one else on the team.

At the same time, he received less than 13 minutes of ice time in Toronto’s 4-1 loss in Game 1 presumably because he was not being productive against the Big Bad Bruins. He was certainly not alone on that front.



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