And it's this continued deterioration that we see in T.O. that will make Babs re-sign with the Wings.
Who in his right mind would want to be part of that media gongshow ? There are also rumors that Craig Button and Dubas had a very heated discussion of course nowhere to be found
Leafs could learn a thing or two from the Wings on how to handle the media. The players don't have tzo be available 24/7 and of course not after every practice or optional training. Let's say they get Connor McDavid and he doesn't set the world on fire in his first year man I can already imagine the "bust" articles...
Good for Dubas, Kessel, Lupul (whom I don't like but gained a lot of respect for him) to call out that media bulls***.
Phaneuf was unusually withdrawn at the team’s morning skate in Sunrise. Normally vocal, energetic and loud enough for all to hear, the 29-year-old was quiet in a half-hour skate and declined to speak with media shortly thereafter – a rarity for Toronto’s captain.
The Leafs have made the playoffs just once since Kessel and Phaneuf joined the Leafs. Kessel, who was the subject of fierce speculation in recent weeks himself, said Phaneuf is undue of all the criticism lobbed his way.
He said his fatigue with the treatment had nothing to do with his own situation, but rather he felt as a teammate, that Phaneuf was owed some backing.
“For him, I think being the captain here he takes a lot of it,” Kessel said. “It’s enough. I’m sick of it and I don’t think it should go on anymore.”
This stuff makes me like Kessel even more not just a great goal scorer but also a great team mate easy to go Phil.