NHL All-Star Game 2011: Why Toronto Maple Leafs’ Phil Kessel Won’t Go Last!

January 28th, 2011 by Nick Tountas Leave a reply »
It has been talked about all week. Who is going to be picked last, left in humiliation, at the NHL All-Star draft? Looking at the roster, it is easy to see why Phil may be picked last, but there are so many reasons as to why he won't be.

First off, before I continue, I am a huge Leaf fan. I bleed blue and white, when a game is close, I sweat blue and white and lately, I have cried blue and white. Problem is though, I didn't drink any Kool-Aid today, so I am seeing this as a fan of the NHL, not the Leafs.

I love the new draft format for the game, but there needs to be more changes here, especially when it comes to selecting a player from each team. Next year, I'd like to see the fans be able to select their choice of who gets to represent their team at the game, instead of the NHL.

Kessel does not deserve to represent the Maple Leafs. Not only is he not the most offensive player on this team, but he is not even close to the most impressive. Grabo is head and shoulders ahead Kessel. He is more dazzling, has a better persona and is a better two-way player.

When we, as Leaf fans, want to showcase our best talent, is it ...

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