Leafs, Kessel Could Be Close To Extension
Phil Kessel doesnt want to talk about a contract extension once the 2013-14 season begins, but he didnt say anything about cramming in a deal right before it starts. Multiple reports (including from TSNs Bob McKenzie and Sportsnets Chris Johnston) indicate that the two sides are hammering out details and might just be close.
At the moment, the money is falling in the $8 million per season range (give or take $500K) and the term could be either seven or eight years, McKenzie reports.
Source: James O'Brien, Pro Hockey Talk