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Kessel in line for $8M a year?

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07:37 AM ET 09.02 | Phil Kessel has been more talkative lately, just in time for what could be his second Olympic tour and questions about his future in Toronto. Of greatest note was Kessel saying that he is not inclined to negotiate a new contract in Toronto once the season begins, the standard warning many players offer as they're entering the final year of their deal (this will be year No. 5 of Kessel's five-year/$27 million pact he signed with the Maple Leafs upon being traded by the Bruins). Kessel noted to the Toronto Sun's Lance Hornby: "If you make it to the end [of your contract], you are more likely to leave." ... [Kessel] is in line for a substantial raise, to perhaps as much as $8 million a year. If the Leafs decide to go full lock and load with him, his new deal could be for eight years, somewhere in the $60 million-$64 million range.

The Boston Globe

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September 2, 2013  08:16 AM ET

8 years 60 mil

AND NOT A PENNY MORE

Oh wait, did I read somewhere that Canada does not use pennies anymore?

September 2, 2013  08:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

8 years 60 milAND NOT A PENNY MOREOh wait, did I read somewhere that Canada does not use pennies anymore?

The US still uses them.....but they used to be called dollars

September 2, 2013  09:04 AM ET

DL is ECSTATIC!!!



... and so is Canuck. ;-)

September 2, 2013  09:11 AM ET

Leafs aren't serious. If they were they'd offer him $16 million a year for 25 years, with a club option for an additional 10 years.

September 2, 2013  09:21 AM ET

Oh oh, a ticket in the cheap seats to watch the Leafs lose just went to $600.

September 2, 2013  09:29 AM ET
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Oh oh, a ticket in the cheap seats to watch the Leafs lose just went to $600.

And that's just for a Carolina game. You don't want to know what a Bruins game will cost.

September 2, 2013  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Oh oh, a ticket in the cheap seats to watch the Leafs lose just went to $600.

Yikes!!

September 2, 2013  09:51 AM ET

Still hot>>>>>>>>>

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September 2, 2013  11:24 AM ET
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Our souls.

But.................it would be worth it, eh Danny?

September 2, 2013  11:26 AM ET

Just goes to show you don't need balls to play a contact sport.

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September 2, 2013  11:36 AM ET
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Oh oh, a ticket in the cheap seats to watch the Leafs lose just went to $600.

I hope that comes with a beer and a lap dance:)

September 2, 2013  11:37 AM ET
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I am. He's worth it.

Can't tell if sarcastic or insane. He's never hit 40 goals. No way is he worth 8 million.

September 2, 2013  11:40 AM ET
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8 years 60 mil

Not bad money for a guy -41 over four years with the Leafs.

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