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Phil Kessel beginning to emerge

Updated: December 7, 2008, 4:05 PM ET
By Sean Allen, Special to ESPN.com

Phil Kessel has arrived and is finally making good on his former billing as a top prospect in the NHL. His 16th goal of the season helped Boston to a 4-0 win over Florida on Saturday, and it was his ninth goal and his 14th point in 11 games.

Kessel's story is a long and mercurial one. His stock was so high at one point before his collegiate career that Gare Joyce -- a great hockey scribe for ESPN.com -- revealed in his book "Future Greats and Heartbreaks" that many scouts around the ...

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