Phil Kessel burns Team USA after loss to Canada
Idle American lashes out on Twitter
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.
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.—@PKessel81
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:
<a href="https://twitter.com/PKessel81">@PKessel81</a> <a href="https://t.co/SgNDDRMnjW">pic.twitter.com/SgNDDRMnjW</a>—@CMS_74_
That Phil Kessel tweet is going in the first line of his Hall of Fame plaque.—@DownGoesBrown
<a href="https://twitter.com/PKessel81">@PKessel81</a> <a href="https://t.co/ls79tGUdME">pic.twitter.com/ls79tGUdME</a>—@FabbrisHair
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.
Merry Christmas!!! Hope everyone has a great day with there family and friends. <a href="http://t.co/hYuK5JzKRf">pic.twitter.com/hYuK5JzKRf</a>—@PKessel81
Playing devil's advocate, Kessel may have ultimately been unavailable for the tournament due to surgery on his hand in July.
Re. Phil Kessel's tweet, funny, yes, but remember he likely would not have been playing anyway because of the hand surgery he had in July.—@drosennhl
The Americans will play their third and final game against the Czech Republic on Thursday.