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Mean Tweets: Phil Kessel

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In an effort to keep things fun with the Phil Kessel saga, I decided to collect some of the best mean tweets out there and put together a special very similar to what we see on Jimmy Kimmel Live. I will try to do more of these because I found myself laughing throughout the research and development phase and it also challenges me in creating these images.

My first selection is Phillip Kessel. 27 year old, right winger, is receiving a lot of heat in Toronto becoming a prime target to blame losses as well as being the type of player that is "two weeks on, two weeks off". Former Maple Leafs head coach also added "you can't rely on Phil". Wilson did add that during the two weeks he's on, you see moments of brilliance unfortunately too inconsistent to lead a team.

Phil Kessel is currently the Maple Leafs leading scorer. In 57 games, he has 47 points 21G/26A but unfortunately carries a hefty -29. Kessel has led the team in scoring in all six years he's worn a Maple Leaf jersey.

SEASON

G

A

PTS

09/10

30

25

55

10/11

32

32

64

11/12

37

45

82

12/13*

20

32

52

13/14

37

43

80

14/15

21

26

47

Toronto fans, coaches, journalists and tweepers can run Phil out of Toronto all they want but the fact remains they have a proven 80 point player on their roster and can't find a way to win. Maybe it's center depth? Maybe it's goaltending? Maybe it's the giveaways by their defensemen in their own zone. It can't be coaching because no one has done much of anything with the rosters the GM's have assembled. Could former head coach Ron Wilson be right? Is it the core you can't win with and maybe not just Phil? After all, Jonathan Toews said he's pretty coachable. As an Islanders fan, I honestly wouldn't mind taking his cap hit and term to play alongside one of John Tavares/Ryan Strome. Right-handed shot, speed and one of the games pure goal scorers at just 27 years old. Would love to see a "They Shit on Me Too: Part 2" sequel from Mr. Snow.

So without further adieu, I bring to you 10 mean tweets about Phil Kessel.

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YouTube: Kessel on Carlyle"You Think It's My Fault?"

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