Kessel left off American roster for World Cup

Phil Kessel’s name was noticeably absent as Team USA added the final seven players to its World Cup of Hockey tournament roster on Friday. The Pittsburgh Penguins forward had 59 points in 82 regular season games – his lowest total in an 82-game season since 2009-10. However, the 28-year-old has picked up his production in the playoffs scoring nine goals and nine assists in 18...
Via The Hockey News
4 hours ago

WATCH: Kessel left off team USA at World Cup of Hockey

Phil Kessel’s absence is a surprise from the final Team USA roster at the World Cup of Hockey. Check out the names that did make the cut.
Via SportsNetCanada
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gotta See It: Kessel knocks one into his own net

Watch as Phil Kessel puts one into his own net when the puck deflects off him and gets by Matt Murray.
Via SportsNetCanada
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kessel cleans up a ridiculous mid-air sauce to give Penguins first goal

The hand-eye coordination necessary to catch that sauce is crazy. Good thing the Pittsburgh Penguins had Phil Kessel there to swat the puck out of mid-air for the goal.
Via SportsNetCanada
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel razzed by Penguins with mouthwash bottle on locker (pic)

Phil Kessel has found himself the victim of some razzing over a humorously awkward interview he had recently with NBCSN’s Pierre McGuire. During the post-game chat, McGuire asked the Pittsburgh Penguins star an oddly phrased question — “How’s your breath?” — which left Kessel believing it was being suggested that his breath stunk as opposed to an inquiry about his...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Kessel Shines on Big Stage

Phil Kessel isn’t your stereotypical hockey player. Indeed, in a sport dominated by lean, chiseled physiques, the apple-cheeked Penguins’ winger sort of resembles your Uncle Walt. Even after he trained last summer with ex-Pens hard rock Gary Roberts. Nor does he possess a common skill set. Keen anticipation. Excellent vision. Great hands. Rapier-like shot. Remarkable speed,...
Via PenguinPoop
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel is finally getting the praise he deserves

Phil Kessel is finally getting the praise he deserves. The Kessel narrative has long been an unfair one. Since joining the NHL, Kessel has become one of the best scorers in the league. He’s also survived cancer. But after getting traded from the Boston Bruins to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2009, Kessel had drawn mostly ire, not praise. He became the daily target of columnists...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: ECF Game 3 – Kessel and the Pens Overwhelm Lightning for 2-1 Series Lead.

Pens 4  Lightning 2 Series: Pens lead 2-1. Goals Hagelin (5) from Kessel Kessel (7) from Bonino, Hagelin Crosby (5) (PP) from Malkin, Schultz Kunitz (2) unassisted PenaltiesHornqvist (slashing) – Overly Aggressive (puts a one-handed slash on Callahan’s right hand for a slashing call…technically a penalty, but a very weak/surprising call compared to everything else allowed...
Via The Pensblog
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel doesn't get Pierre McGuire question about breath

Ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer. NBC hockey analyst Pierre McGuire found this out the hard way when he interviewed Penguins right winger Phil Kessel Wednesday night. Pierre McGuire asked Phil Kessel about his conditioning and Kessel thought Pierre was referring to his bad breath. — Grady S (@GradySas) May 19, 2016 Asking a hockey player...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel voted most overrated in new NHL players poll

Phil Kessel is a great player, there’s no doubting that, but getting some respect from his peers hasn’t been so easy. The Pittsburgh Penguins right winger was voted as the NHL’s most overrated player, according to Postmedia’s latest players poll. It’s not the first time he’s been No. 1 in this category. Kessel received 29 percent of the vote, with Montreal Canadiens...
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

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