Phil Kessel blasted by Maple Leafs fans after tweet about night fishing

Phil-KesselThe Toronto Maple Leafs have made the playoffs just once in the past nine seasons. They lost to the Boston Bruins in the opening round last season and missed the postseason this year with a 38-36-8 record. As you might expect, Maple Leafs fans are getting a bit restless. Many of them decided to take out their frustrations on Phil Kessel Monday night.

While several other NHL teams were battling it out en route to the Stanley Cup, Kessel went night fishing with his buddies. There’s nothing wrong with fishing during the offseason, but Maple Leafs fans pounced all over him for the way he worded his tweet. Next Impulse Sports captured it before Kessel deleted it.


The responses from Toronto fans went something like this.

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Phil Kessel pounded Powerade during USA’s win over Slovakia (Video)

Phil-Kessel-PoweradeThose of you who crawled out of bed early on Thursday to watch the US men’s hockey team take on Slovakia in the Winter Olympics were treated to a complete blowout. The Americans dominated play from the opening face-off and won 7-1, scoring six goals in the second period alone. But don’t worry, Slovakia, a bottle of Powerade got dominated as well.

Phil Kessel was apparently incredibly thirsty late in the game. We typically see athletes sip a little bit of water or sports drink and spit most of it out so they don’t cramp up, but Kessel said forget all that. He straight up owned that thing. No wonder these guys looked like they were on their own level — superior hydration.

Video via Barstool Sports

Did Phil Kessel age 15 years and appear on ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’


Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel was apparently on an episode of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” recently. Right? The only logical explanation for the image you see above is that Kessel stepped into a time machine, went forward about 15 years, shaved and then was lucky enough to get a chance to compete on the popular game show.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with what Kessel looks like, here’s a recent photo for reference:


Unreal. I didn’t need this guy’s name to be Phil to think he looks exactly like Kessel, but I can’t stop laughing because of it. If any ladies out there want to know what the NHL star will look like after he retires, look no further than this.

Photo via Twitter/Paul Bissonnette

Ottawa Fans Put Phil Kessel, Dion Phaneuf Cutouts in Urinals at All-Star Game

Ottawa fans may have been thrilled to host the NHL All-Star Game last weekend, but that doesn’t mean they were about to embrace all the players in the game. The fans held true to their rivalry with Toronto by placing cutouts of Leafs all-stars Phil Kessel and Dion Phaneuf in the urinals. The move may not have been original, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t appreciated. The last time we saw it was when LeBron returned to Cleveland.

As long as no people or trees are being killed, I appreciate some healthy fan rivalries.

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