Kessel’s latest accoutrement on his revenge dish perfectly put into perspective the nonsensical Kessel hate. At its core, Kessel was being accused of prioritizing a dietary cheat over keeping his body in peak physical shape. (Keeping in mind, again, this is a guy who came back after a bout with testicular cancer and has also not missed an NHL since the 2009-10 season.)
Like the pure goal-scorer Kessel is, he waited and picked his spot — the post came two years and 45 days after Simmons’ column was published — but boy did Kessel hit the back of the net and then some.
When the puck drops on the 2017-18 NHL season, the Penguins and Kessel will attempt to become the first team to win the Stanley Cup in three consecutive years since the Islanders did so in the early ’80s. Kessel will play an integral role in determining Pittsburgh’s success because he’s a star player the Penguins lean on for production.
But just remember this: However this season plays out, and whatever premonitions — based in fact or meaty illusion — you have about Kessel, he will laugh last, and he will laugh best.
Tavares said he is waiting to see what comes of the Request For Proposals issued July 30 by New York state regarding the Belmont Park development. The Islanders, along with the owners of the Mets and a Madison Square Garden-backed sports arena consortium Oak View Group, are expected to pitch building an arena on the 43-acre lot.
Therrien, hired for a second time by the Canadiens in 2012, was said to have lost the locker room. And with the success shown by teams who recently fired their coaches — the Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike Blues are 5-1 under Mike Yeo, who replaced Ken Hitchcock Feb. 1; the Bruins are 3-0 with Cassidy — the Cheap Mountain Bike Jerseys time to make a move to salvage the season was now.