Hockey

Phil Kessel burns Team USA after loss to Canada

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Phil Kessel sent out a well-timed tweet after the Americans were eliminated from contention at the World Cup of Hockey on Tuesday with a loss to Canada.

Idle American lashes out on Twitter

Phil Kessel, pictured above representing the United States at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, was left off the Team USA roster for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. (Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Just when you thought the storyline ended with Team USA getting eliminated from playoff contention at the World Cup of Hockey with a 4-2 loss to Canada on Tuesday night...

...Phil Kessel tweeted.

The Pittsburgh Penguins winger, who was left off the American team, is no social media guru, but when he does decide to engage, it's often gold. 

And just like that, it's the Kessel show all over again:

Kessel was left off the U.S. roster despite playing a key role in the Penguins' Stanley Cup win in June, but who's laughing now?

Based off that tweet, it may be Phil and his dog. 


Playing devil's advocate, Kessel may have ultimately been unavailable for the tournament due to surgery on his hand in July. 

 

The Americans will play their third and final game against the Czech Republic on Thursday. 

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