It’s August. Interesting hockey-related content is few and far between. But Phil Kessel — the man, the legend, the one and only — dropped a bomb on us today.
After winning the Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins for the second year in a row, Kessel used his day with Lord Stanley’s mug to poke fun at a certain member of Toronto’s media. As you all know, Phil Kessel apparently enjoys hot dogs. A lot.
oh my god. Phil Kessel is the greatest. pic.twitter.com/o2CTEOS9Uq— Mike Darnay (@MikeDarnay) August 14, 2017
I always found it odd that Kessel wasn’t more of a darling in Toronto. He’s certainly got his following of fans who enjoyed him and his goofiness, but Kessel seemed to attract a lot of negative media for an everyman who scored a lot of goals and beat cancer.
He’s also given us many great funny moments like this, in regards to being left off of Team USA’s World Cup of Hockey roster…
Just sitting around the house tonight w my dog. Felt like I should be doing something important, but couldn't put my finger on it.— Phil Kessel (@PKessel81) September 21, 2016
Phil!— Phil Kessel (@PKessel81) July 21, 2013
It’s a shame it didn’t work in Toronto, Phil. But we love you. Keep doing you.
*patiently awaits “SLOW NEWS DAY?? comments*