Phil Kessel of the Toronto Maple Leafs Recieves a Fan Letter

February 25th, 2011 by Peter Kleiss Leave a reply »
Dear Mr. Phil Kessel,

I wanted to write to you and let you know how much I appreciate you and your contribution to the Toronto Maple Leafs. I know it hasn't been as easy for you as it should have been to play for this team.

The fans and the media are constantly reminding you of what was given up in order to obtain your services. They are continually comparing you to what the team could have had or throwing you under the bus in favor of just about any other player offered up in trade rumors.

Instead of being welcomed to the Maple Leafs with open arms, many have treated you like an ex-con who just moved in next door—with scrutiny and suspicion.

No matter how unfairly you have been treated, you have shown yourself to be a man of great character. The Leafs are lucky to have an individual such as you playing for this team. You are currently the cornerstone of the franchise—the main building block around which this team must grow—though many refuse to acknowledge this fact just yet.

Please do not concern yourself with trying to prove your worth to those who couldn't care one iota about you. Just keep focusing on yo ...

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