Phil Kessel Named To All Star Roster

The National Hockey League has announced their talent pool for this year’s All-Star Game in Columbus, and surprise, surprise, Phil Kessel is representing the Toronto Maple Leafs.

What Else Is New?

This is the first time that Kessel has participated in the All-Star Game since 2012, mostly because said games didn’t exist in 2013 and 2014. In the aforementioned game, Kessel teamed up with Joffrey Lupul and Tyler Seguin, putting up a goal and two assists in a 12-9 victory over Team Lidstrom. Previously, he played in the 2011 game, going pointless after being selected last in the Inaugural All Star Draft. 

Does It Matter?

Not really. Nobody is going to buy his jersey because this year’s All Star Jersey is the worst thing ever. No media member is a strong enough combination of gutsy and witty enough to ask his temporary bench boss how coachable he was after the game. As long as he doesn’t get injured and makes Blue Jackets fans happy, it’s all good.

Who Else Is On The Team?

No other Leafs, so nothing worth looking for. Okay, fine, the full list can be found here.

  • TGT23

    A bit surprised Bernier didn’t see any love. His Save Percentage is up there with Howard and Bobrovski. He’s basically one of the top 2 reasons the Leafs are even fighting for a playoff spot. Imagine if this team had been playing Reimer and his .902 SV% all this season. We’d be Edmonton.

  • TGT23

    A bit surprised Bernier didn’t see any love. His Save Percentage is up there with Howard and Bobrovski. He’s basically one of the top 2 reasons the Leafs are even fighting for a playoff spot. Imagine if this team had been playing Reimer and his .902 SV% all this season. We’d be Edmonton.

  • CMpuck

    So Jeff the question is on everyone’s minds. Will the captains of the two teams pick the players as they did a few years ago in which Phil Kessel was picked last like the poor kid at the playing field who has no glove and his shoe laces are untied. Or has the N.H.L. avoided a player being embarrassed by his contemporaries as to what they really think of him.

    You know kind of like crazy Steve with all his close N.H.L. buddies who whisper into his ear about what they really think about N.H.L. matters. Just asking Jeff, please let us the mere peasants know.