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Gene Collier: Kessel trade will determine Rutherford's legacy as Penguins GM

No truth absolutely none to this story that the Toronto Maple Leafs had no choice but to trade Phil Kessel because they could no longer afford both his $8 million salary and the extra baggage fees the airlines were charging to get him from one NHL city to the next. Maybe you've heard Kessel comes with a lot of baggage, the contemporary working term for off-field or off-ice issues, but that doesn't mean much unless it comes with some specifics. Does the newest Penguin and the centerpiece of the convulsive nine-player trade Wednesday with the Maple Leafs come with the kind of carrier-approved baggage that fits easily in the overhead bin or safely under the seat in front of you,...

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