Skip to main content

Phil Kessel takes a shot at USA Hockey following World Cup loss

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Phil Kessel dropped one of those truth bombs on USA Hockey after the Americans were eliminated from the World Cup in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to Canada.

Kessel, who is one of the best U.S.-born goal scorers, was left off Team USA's roster. Puck Daddy notes team managers chose to build a squad made up of more physical, defensive-minded players.

The former Minnesota Gopher and Madison, Wisconsin, native sent out a strategically-timed tweet as the game ended Tuesday night.

https://twitter.com/PKessel81/status/778426548651163648

As you might imagine the tweet has touched off a firestorm.

"Of course it wasn't directed at the players," Kessel said to ESPN. "I know how tough it is to play the game. It wasn't directed at anyone."

But many of the players were disappointed at Kessel's comments, including Wild forward Zach Parise.

"Everyone can have their opinion," Parise told CBS Sports. "They can say what they want to say. We were here. We tried hard, we played hard, and came up short. Didn't Phil have surgery? I don't think he could even play, anyway. His tweet didn't really make sense."

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-10-02 at 8.25.27 PM

Pilot, brother and sister killed when plane crashed into house are ID'd

The plane crashed into a house in Hermantown, Minnesota.

Screen Shot 2022-10-02 at 7.18.52 PM

Rolled semi, livestock on freeway interchange in Woodbury

Traffic cameras showed what appeared to be hogs on the side of the road.

Eric Reinbold

Reinbold guilty of murdering wife with 'particular cruelty'

Eric Reinbold, 46, was convicted of two counts of murder in the second degree in Pennington County Friday.

police tape

Armed assault suspect arrested after standoff in Waite Park

The standoff ended early Saturday when officer obtained a warrant for the home.

Screen Shot 2022-10-02 at 9.06.25 AM

3 dead after plane crashes into house in Hermantown

Two people in the house were uninjured.

FeDh7pUWAAg3NMd

Destructive fire at Maple Grove greenhouse and nursery

The fire burned early Sunday morning at a longtime Maple Grove greenhouse and nursery.

st. cloud state university hockey

SCSU player hospitalized after being taken off ice on stretcher

Luedtke was checked into the boards in the first period and down for a reported 10-15 minutes.

Amber alert wisconsin

Amber Alert for Kryssy King canceled, suspect still at large

Police beleived 15-year-old Kryssy King was with a 22-year-old man who remains wanted.

Screen Shot 2022-10-01 at 10.18.12 AM

3 St. Paul fast food restaurants robbed in space of an hour

The thieves struck between 7:15 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Screen Shot 2022-10-01 at 9.06.40 AM

What to do with the Kmart site? Minneapolis wants your ideas

The project will connect Nicollet Avenue south of Lake street and north of the Midtown Greenway, reestablishing a street grid.

Screen Shot 2022-10-01 at 7.53.55 AM

Crowd evacuated at end of homecoming football game in Brooklyn Park

Police blamed 'unruly teens' in the stands and some who were trying to enter the stadium.

Related

Phil Kessel takes a shot at USA Hockey following World Cup loss

The former Gopher's cryptic tweet wasn't well-received by NHL stars.