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Kessel Won’t Talk

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

Phil Kessel has managed the impossible — he’s pulled a disappearing act before the playoff series begins against the Boston Bruins.

And in doing so, refusing to fulfil his contractual obligations and meet with the media, he wound up embarrassing team management in the process.

“That’s the first I’ve heard of it,” said general manager Dave Nonis, when apparently informed of Kessel’s unwillingness to play meet the press on Monday afternoon and doing his best to explain why. Nonis was clearly unimpressed with Kessel’s silence.

“We’ll deal with it internally,” said Nonis, who added. “Our players will be available on a going forward basis.”


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HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

Judas Priest, the sanctimonious BS that comes out of these Toronto writer’s mouths are ridiculous.

I think Toronto really thrives on self loathing.  Make sure you get your star player in a shit mood and paint him as badly as you can before going into the playoffs.  Perfect tactic.. if you’ve already got the stories about the Leafs 1st round failure written.

If the fans make people hate Detroit, the writers make people hate Toronto.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 04/30/13 at 11:26 AM ET

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