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Kessel says he didn't ask for a trade

Savard reacts to the move

Updated: September 19, 2009, 8:05 PM ET
By Matt Kalman

Former Boston Bruins winger Phil Kessel said today in his introductory press conference in Toronto that he never asked to be traded.

"Never one time did I ask to be traded. I just think it was a mutual thing. It's best for both parties to move on," said Kessel, who was dealt to the Maple Leafs Friday night in exchange for three draft picks. "Obviously, that's basically what happened with that."

During a press conference earlier today to discuss the deal, Bruins general manager Peter ...

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