Phil Kessel got run out of town in Toronto. Now after winning two-straight Stanley Cups with Pittsburgh, he’s having the last laugh.
Monday afternoon, Kessel, while playing a round of golf, took to his Instagram account to post two photos of himself eating hot dogs out of the Stanley Cup.
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“Hotdogs taste better out of The Cup! #twotime,” Kessel wrote.
This joke is in response to one of the worst hockey columns ever written by The Toronto Sun’s Steve Simmons. Here’s how it starts.
The hot dog vendor who parks daily at Front and John Sts. just lost his most reliable customer.
Almost every afternoon at 2:30 p.m., often wearing a toque, Phil Kessel would wander from his neighbourhood condominium to consume his daily snack.
And now he’s gone. Just like that. The Maple Leafs could no longer stomach having Kessel around, the first player to be both punished and rewarded for the saddest Leafs season in history. The Leafs held their breath, plugged their noses, and ostensibly gave Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins because they couldn’t stand having him around anymore.
Yes, Simmons basically called Kessel fat and lazy. And a cancer on the team. It was also immediately debunked.
What a legend.
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