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03-04-2012, 10:08 PM
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No Sundays Off For Maple Leafs

http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/...y-carlyle?bn=1

Not really what I'd like to hear from Phil Kessel...he really seems to have a bad attitude over this coaching change...

"not my cup of tea"...get over yourself Phil and start stretching and skating. Maybe, just maybe, it'll make you better.

If you like Wilson so much, maybe you and the rest of the team could of played harder over the last 11 games...

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Randy Carlyle volunteered Phil Kessel to lead the stretching at start of today's practice; winger admits after: 'That's not my cup of tea'


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03-04-2012, 10:10 PM
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Don't mislead people. The "not my cup of tea" quote from Kessel was when Carlyle asked him to lead the stretches, not about the Sunday practice.

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Randy Carlyle volunteered Phil Kessel to lead the stretching at start of today's practice; winger admits after: 'That's not my cup of tea'
Edit: The Star's fault as well.

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Not really what I'd like to hear from Phil Kessel...he really seems to have a bad attitude over this coaching change...

"not my cup of tea"...get over yourself Phil and start stretching and skating. Maybe, just maybe, it'll make you better.

If you like Wilson so much, maybe you and the rest of the team could of played harder over the last 11 games...
He said "not my cup of tea" towards leading stretches.

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03-04-2012, 10:12 PM
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Phil Kessel:


I don't like Kessel as a player much, but even I wouldn't sensationalize what he said to the extent you did, OP

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03-04-2012, 10:12 PM
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Yeah a lot of bad quotes from Kessel.

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Not really what I'd like to hear from Phil Kessel...he really seems to have a bad attitude over this coaching change...

"not my cup of tea"...get over yourself Phil and start stretching and skating. Maybe, just maybe, it'll make you better.

If you like Wilson so much, maybe you and the rest of the team could of played harder over the last 11 games...
As said above, you are being selective and misconstruing what he was speaking about. He's naturally shy as sin so that's probably hard for him.

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03-04-2012, 10:14 PM
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No hockey player enjoys stretching. Is it important? Yes, but its not what they want to do.

Also think he may have been referring to leading the stretching. Lord knows he's not exactly a vocal leader and he's really shy, so leading a stretch probably isn't his thing, or as he put it, "not his cup of tea".

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Don't mislead people. The "not my cup of tea" quote from Kessel was when Carlyle asked him to lead the stretches, not about the Sunday practice.
Wasnt trying to mislead anyone. He shouldn't be saying crap like that whether it is about leading the stretches or filling the water bottles.

Like it or not he is a leader on the team and wears an "a". That means he should be leading be example (since he's not the vocal type) and doing whatever the heck it is that the coaches ask. That includes leading some stretching or cleaning the toilets.

His attitude is not great. I'm glad he'll get 35 goals, but he puts in the smallest amount of effort to do it. What could he be if he tried?

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03-04-2012, 10:19 PM
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http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/...-muscles_N.htm

Kessel has it right

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I think conditioning is certainly an area this team can improve on. It's especially noticeable when guys appear to be skating in quicksand coming to the bench after a long shift.

It still surprises me that "elite athletes" can barely stand up after skating around their own zone for a little over a minute or two.

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His attitude is not great. I'm glad he'll get 35 goals, but he puts in the smallest amount of effort to do it. What could he be if he tried?
Golly, perhaps he'd get 40 goals!

If only he was on pace for such a lofty number...

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The best thing I got outta this article was this from Carlyle:
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“If I ask him to be first on the forecheck, and if I ask him to be first on the back check, (it’s important) that he does that.”

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Golly, perhaps he'd get 40 goals!

If only he was on pace for such a lofty number...
Im not as confident as you are that he will get 40

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I'm a shy person myself, so I can always relate to Kessel. Like Kessel, when I am in my realm, I shine, but personally I am pretty shy.

Just to give an example, I did quite well on a certain project for class once, and to help out the class my instructor volunteered me to lead the class and go over stuff that people were having trouble with. Now even though I was in front of friends and peers, and it was a small group (20-25 people) It was definitely not "my cup of tea".

So give the guy a break

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Phil enjoys being the center of attention about as much as root canals. I wouldn't read much into that.

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Not really what I'd like to hear from Phil Kessel...he really seems to have a bad attitude over this coaching change...

"not my cup of tea"...get over yourself Phil and start stretching and skating. Maybe, just maybe, it'll make you better.

If you like Wilson so much, maybe you and the rest of the team could of played harder over the last 11 games...
I don't know the context but Kessel seems to have a chip on his shoulder or something. But Lupul should have led this - he does yoga ever since his back gave him trouble.

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Haha, some fans seem surprised the players aren't jumping for joy about their new coach like the crowd is on here.

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Reminiscing on your past coach, and being so unenthusiastic.

“It’s going to be a lot harder . . . but it’s one day,”

“Obviously, I liked him (Wilson) a lot,”

“He’s a good coach and a great guy with me. He really supported me. I have nothing but good things (to say) … There’s a lot of pressure to be head coach here, and we were having a good season. It’s not his fault we went on that skid. It’s the players.”

“I don’t know, to tell you the truth. It’s been one day here,” Kessel said. “We’ll see how it goes.”

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Kessel has to be the worst interviewee in professional hockey.

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Too many excuses for kessel. So what if he's shy? Lead the stretching...It's your teammates, get over it.

Last guy to show up to the arena, first guy off the ice...

I wish he was more dedicated considering the natural ability he has.

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BTW, for everyone complaining about Kessel's attitude, how enthused would you be if your boss implemented a mandatory Sunday shift?

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Phil enjoys being the center of attention about as much as root canals. I wouldn't read much into that.
Yeah, I wouldn't read into every single world coming out of his mouth. Prolly just says the first semi-coherent thing that comes to mind for every question.


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He's going to ask for a trade next season half way! you heard it here first!! watch..

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Too many excuses for kessel. So what if he's shy? Lead the stretching...It's your teammates, get over it.

Last guy to show up to the arena, first guy off the ice...

I wish he was more dedicated considering the natural ability he has.
Give it up. Not everyone is an outgoing person. I don't blame him one bit for not wanting to lead stretches and you're making a mountain out of a molehill.

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BTW, for everyone complaining about Kessel's attitude, how enthused would you be if your boss implemented a mandatory Sunday shift?
pay me 5m and i will show up anyday anytime everytime.... admit it.. Kessel is a lil softy who likes to ***** and complain... Trade him to ducks for Bobby Ryan and a first... add to kessel..

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