Phil Kessel loves fishing.
In fact, the former Bruins winger seems to think there's nothing better, even with four NHL playoff games on the docket Monday night, none of which featured his Toronto Maple Leafs.
"Night fishing with friends doesn't get much better" - Phil Kessel (@PKessel81)
That take, as you might expect, didn't sit so well with Leafs fans.
@PKessel81 Playing hockey would be better.— Alex Hume (@AHume92) April 22, 2014
lol at @PKessel81 The playoffs are certainly better without you & the Maple Laughs in them! Stick to fishing!— Jason E Woods (@jewpoker) April 22, 2014
Flyers getting ready for huge game 3. Phil Kessel is fishing ????— SmokeFan (@TonyFan1420) April 22, 2014
Wow all I can say is @PKessel81 lives the life. Scores goals all winter then goes fishing all summer— JACK KASH (@jackalope_7) April 22, 2014
Because the NHL Playoffs are worthless, right? RT @PKessel81: Night fishing with friends doesn't get much better— Shayne Donald Shafer (@Shaf_Daddy) April 22, 2014
Kessel received so much criticism that he had to follow up his original thought with a clarification.
"Relax people playoffs would been better some of u need to chill out it's crazy"
Both tweets have since been deleted. As far as Twitter's record is concerned, this is the last we have heard from Kessel:
Happy Easter. Hope everyone has a great day.— Phil Kessel (@PKessel81) April 20, 2014