While you guys have been listening to me rave about James Neal at an octave usually reserved for boybands and high school quarterbacks…
The NHL’s other leading goal-scorer,
Phil Kessel Cartman has 7 goals and 12 points in Toronto. He’s historically a fast starter (as is the Nealmobile), only to experience huge production drops later. Currently, he’s on pace to score 114 points. Read about his streaky past and current roll in the Toronto Star [link].
Last night he scored in the 3rd to tie the Leafs 3-3 with Winnpieg, and the Leafs won in a shootout. Good thing too, because I told our friend Shades to bet that way on the game. So Cartman saved me $5 (thanks bud). Toronto is 4-0-1 at present, in Boston tonight visiting Chuck.
What do you think – are these hot streaks going to hold up? Is this the year we see big breakouts? Here’s hoping Kessel keeps scoring – that’ll teach people to pick him last in the All-Star Game draft! He’s on Twitter too – @pkessel81.