Re: Kessel is clutch! Difference maker..
posted at 4/16/2011 12:29 AM EDT
In Response to Kessel is clutch! Difference maker..
[QUOTE]How come we don't KEEP players like Phil the Thrill?
Posted by cactusTony[/QUOTE]
Because players like him won't lead you to the promised land. If he even cared a little he world be playing in the world championships. http://www.torontosun.com/sports/hockey/2011/04/11/17958951.html
The lure of a possible gold rush was enough for three Maple Leafs to agree to take a trip to Slovakia.
Not so for one of their American teammates.
Captain Dion Phaneuf, rookie netminder James Reimer and defenceman Luke Schenn will play for Canada at the world hockey championship. But Phil Kessel has said no to a similar invitation from the U.S.
“I’m kind of worn out,” Kessel said on Monday. “It has been a long season. I'm going to take a break.
“There have been a lot of ups and downs and I'm tired."
He's worn out and tired after the regular season, how in the world is he going to survive a stanley cup run.
Check out some of the guys who are playing for canada. Those young players will be difference makers.
Cal Clutterbuck, Minnesota Wild (NHL)
Matt Duchene, Colorado Avalanche (NHL)
Jordan Eberle, Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
Evander Kane, Atlanta Thrashers (NHL)
Andrew Ladd, Atlanta Thrashers (NHL)
Rick Nash, Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL)
Jeff Skinner, Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)
Jason Spezza, Ottawa Senators (NHL)
Chris Stewart, St. Louis Blues (NHL)
John Tavares, New York Islanders (NHL)
Antoine Vermette, Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL)
Travis Zajac, New Jersey Devils (NHL)