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Phil Kessel A Legendary Leaf?

from Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun,

The Maple Leafs will add two more player statues to Legends Row on Saturday, working towards a total of nine to mark the club’s centennial in 2017.

One more space on the granite players bench will be kept open, in the hope someone emerges from the 21st century to warrant selection. The only possible candidate on the horizon has not yet seen the new monument, but if he keeps scoring at his current pace, Phil Kessel might one day make the sculptor’s cut.

With 156 goals in 41/2 years, he’s more than halfway to breaking into the top five in club history. And he’s just 26, with an eight-year contract still in its infancy.

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If you’ve had a pulse and could lace up a pair of skates the last decade you’d qualify as a legend for that moribund franchise.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 09/06/14 at 10:35 AM ET

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