Despite a fantastic season from Phil Kessel, the Toronto Maple Leafs missed qualifying for the playoffs after a giant mid-season collapse. Shockingly, Leafs fans still seem pretty upset about that, and they’re not letting Phil off the hook.
While four NHL playoff games were on the slate Tuesday night, Kessel sent out the following tweet (which has since been deleted) and let his 203,000 followers know that he was spending the night fishing:
The responses were quite predictable:
@PKessel81 Playing hockey would be better.
— Alex Hume (@AHume92) April 22, 2014
@PKessel81 you know what's better than night fishing? Playoff hockey. Try it some time.
— Jason Bettencourt (@jaycaddy16) April 22, 2014
“@PKessel81: Night fishing with friends doesn't get much better” guess you have a lot of free time for that now don't ya
— jams (@jaamiejaames) April 22, 2014
— Todd Warnell (@Todd_W) April 22, 2014
This response was my favorite, however:
@PKessel81 OH MY GOD I THOUGHT THIS SAID FISTING
— Kat Hanen (@katoverboard) April 22, 2014
Anyways, with the less-than-kind responses he got, Phil sent this follow-up tweet (also since been deleted) a little more than 20 minutes after the original:
Kessel pretty much tossed trolls an alley-oop with his “doesn’t get much better” wording but, considering he’s basically the anti-reason for the Leafs struggles this season (and also a human), give the guy a damn break.