With Tuesday night’s loss to Canada 4-2, Team USA’s World Cup of Hockey tournament will go no further than the group stages. One of the reasons for this early departure was the fact that the team’s brass seemingly decided to go with grit over skill in regards to a few key roster decisions.
The most controversial decision was leaving Pittsburgh Penguins forward Phil Kessel off the team even after he led the Penguins in both goals and points on the way to their Stanley Cup victory.
Kessel in spectacular fashion chimed in on Twitter literally moments after the final horn went off signaling the end of the road for Team USA.
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
Some of the reactions to said tweet were absolutely hilarious and I’ve taken the liberty to collect some of my favorites, starting with some of RMNB’s own contributors.
W H A T https://t.co/fMdQo2kMRl
— elyse (@ElyseBee) September 21, 2016
Omg kill me my life can end now https://t.co/GJPx7QiFee
— Chris Cerullo (@CJC_95) September 21, 2016
From some of your favorite NHL media personalities.
Phil Kessel from the top rope. https://t.co/AZCQLOjO0T
— Adam Gretz (@AGretz) September 21, 2016
Flawless victory. https://t.co/vyixoVEiGo
— Down Goes Brown (@DownGoesBrown) September 21, 2016
Oh boy… https://t.co/6032VPMjzI
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) September 21, 2016
American Hero https://t.co/0pJv9qmNhj
— Jeff Veillette (@JeffVeillette) September 21, 2016
RIP USA Hockey, murdered by Phil Kessel on this date, 9/20/16.
— Hannah Stuart (@HockeywthHannah) September 21, 2016
— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) September 21, 2016
— Katie Brown (@katiebhockey) September 21, 2016
Best tweet ever!! You should've been there. Congrats on the Cup. https://t.co/XhlzWQVkZb
— Alan May (@MayHockeyNBCS) September 21, 2016
Finally, I’ve collected my favorite memes spawned from this legendary 131 characters.
— GifJif (@GifJifApp) September 21, 2016
— Cristiano Simonetta (@CMS_74_) September 21, 2016
Phil Kessel with the RKO out of nowhere!
— chris (@sahbuhtay) September 21, 2016
— p – cup finals exit (@averagecapsfan) September 21, 2016
— Jed (@Jedidiah412) September 21, 2016
— Phil the Thrill (@welpjordan) September 21, 2016
Oh my god pic.twitter.com/riWjDoffr9
— Sean Caps (@SeanCaps8) September 21, 2016
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