Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen attends practice in Toronto last Wednesday before facing the Capitals in Game 1 in Washington a day later. (Jack Boland/Toronto Sun)

Trading Kessel paying dividends

As Frederik Andersen walked down the hallway at the Verizon Center just after midnight Sunday, followed not far behind by Kasperi Kapanen, a thought occurred: Almost everything about this young and growing Maple Leafs team comes back to Phil Kessel.

Rob Blake gets his ring from John Davidson, chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee during the Hockey Hall of Fame induction weekend ceremonies at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto on Friday November 14, 2014. (Dave Abel/QMI Agency)

Blake named Kings GM

Simcoe's Rob Blake has been chosen to lead the Los Angeles Kings, an organization he once captained on the ice.