Phil Kessel: The Three Reasons Why He’ll Score 40+ Goals This Season

October 12th, 2010 by JROCK Dusome Leave a reply »
Although the season is still young, and it might be a little early to start planning the Leafs' Stanley Cup Parade, it is clear through the first couple of games that there is great improvement in Leaf Land, and expectations have never been higher.

Now as for individual achievement, expectations for Phil Kessel are high for a logical reason, seeing as he scored 30 goals last year in a season where he missed the first 12 games. It is reasonable to expect even more production from this right winger, and here the three main reasons why.


1: Conditioning

The key to Kessel's game this year is going to be his physical strength and speed. It is clear from watching him through the preseason and the first couple of games that he really put his time in over the summer. With his strength being much more than last year, he is stronger on the boards and against opposing defenders than he has ever been.

As for his speed, it is truly amazing how fast this young man is, and his presence will surely be felt throughout the league this year. He is able to make his skating look almost effortless, and on a hockey team that rivals any oth ...

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