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Kessel Returns To Boston

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

Good thing for Phil Kessel that Boston sports fans don’t hold a grudge. Just ask Bill Buckner. Or Roger Clemens. Or Johnny Damon.

That Kessel will be booed Saturday night when the Toronto Maple Leafs visit the Bruins is a fait accompli. The question is, how many years will fans view him as Public Enemy No. 1.

His exit from Boston was a fascinating one, to be sure.

There have been different tales spun from different camps. No matter whom you believe, it’s hard to know for sure exactly what happened.

For example, one side will insist Kessel essentially asked for a trade during the summer, something the kid himself denied upon his arrival in Toronto. His agent, Wade Arnott of Newport Sports, also said a trade was never demanded.

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