" Leafs Need A Centreman For Kessel"

Mitch. Mitchell.Correspondent IMarch 8, 2010

PHILADELPHIA - MARCH 07:  Phil Kessel #81 of the Toronto Maple Leafs controls the puck against Blair Betts #11 of the Philadelphia Flyers on March 7, 2010 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flyers defeated the Leafs 3-1.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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It is a must that The Leafs get a centreman to play with Kessel, at what-ever the cost.

Never mind trying to trade for a centreman, spend the money, and sign the guy to a good contract: a contract that will keep the player in T.O. for awhile.

If this were to happen, I will show you a Phil Kessel next year with 45/50 goals for Toronto.

If signing a centreman cannot be done, then the following suggestion may be used.

It is a absolute shame that so much talent is being wasted, in the case of Phil Kessel.

Kessel is the type of player that needs to be given the puck continually.

How about if Wilson would take Victor Stalberg a side and wisper in the big Swede's ear: We are not getting value out of your talent.

So as of now you are going to be molded into a centreman for Phil Kessel, weather you like it or not: You will eat, sleep, and practice being a centreman.

Would it work, maybe,. because Stalberg's talent is also being wasted as we speak.

The only way that "Victor Stalberg" will stay in the big's is if he will continue to use his great speed, it is a must.

Stalberg's speed, his great forchecking ability, his puck control, could be just what the doctor ordered for "Phil Kessel".

Years ago in my playing career, you had to adapt at playing all positions, if need be.

The only reason a player will not do that today: he does not want to, or he would rather not: enter coach Wilson.

Give it a shot Ron, "Red Kelly" was a great D-Man, before becoming a great "Centreman".

Oh yes, and by the way; leave "Kuelman" on the wing, they will fill the net.