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Pittsburgh Penguins winger and Stanley Cup champion Phil Kessel, formerly of the Toronto Maple Leafs, will be hosting his day with the Stanley Cup in the city he still considers his second home, according to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston.
Jettisoned in a move that certainly seemed to be more about shaking up the Maple Leafs dressing room culture and bottoming out almost exactly a year ago today, it’s an epic troll move from one of hockey’s most unique star players.
We can only hope that Kessel – now that he’s traded mustard on his sleeves in his civvies, for a mustard colouring on his sleeves when wearing a Penguins jersey – ventures down to Front and Blue Jays way, buys every sausage in stock at the two street meat stands there, and hands them out to the denizens of the six.
It might be cool too if he joined Tyler Seguin for one of those 6 a.m. parties that so upset Richard Peddie.
Or perhaps he can touch base with his former linemate and Tyler Bozak and discuss at length the fact that when people were saying a couple of years ago that on a “championship calibre team, Bozak is a third liner”, it wasn’t necessarily an insult. After all, that turned out to be the case for Kessel too!