Phil Kessel of the Vegas Golden Knights raises the Stanley Cup in celebration of their 2023 title.
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Shocking Update: Phil Kessel's NHL Career Takes an Unexpected Twist

Published March 7, 2024 at 8:04

So, here's the latest scoop on Phil Kessel's potential move to Vancouver. It's been a hot topic for a while now, with many thinking it's a done deal. Yet it's not as clear cut as you think.

Phil needs to ink an official contract by 3 PM ET this Friday if he wants to hit the ice for the playoffs, whether it's with the Canucks or another playoff-hungry team.

The Race Against Time for Phil Kessel's Playoff Eligibility

The news dropped after Canucks Insider Rick Dhaliwal shared that there's been radio silence on Kessel's future in Vancouver, despite some optimism that he might join the Canucks.

Now, Kessel's a three-time Stanley Cup champ, so you'd think there'd be a line out the door of teams vying for his signature. However, there's been crickets on the interest front.

With the trade deadline looming on Friday, Vancouver might be holding off on sealing the deal to see what else they can snag via trade.

If they can pull off a big move and still land Phil the Thrill, watch out—this team could reach ultimate wagon status in the upcoming playoffs.
March 7   |   536 answers
Shocking Update: Phil Kessel's NHL Career Takes an Unexpected Twist

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