We watched the Wisconsin-Minnesota game on TiVo tonight. In the third period of the FOURTH game this season between the two teams, Phil Kessel finally scored a goal. Granted, he had been booed repeatedly by the fans (read: students) at both games this weekend, but he deserved it most of the time. He didn't do anything last night except give the puck away, and while he had a few good chances before the third tonight, he wasn't the star of the game.
But he finally scored (on the poor freshman backup goaltender) and what did he do? Skates around the ice with his hand cupped to his ear. Sounds like another cocky superstar-in-training I heard about, but I'm afraid this one isn't going to be able to fill his skates.
Anyway, say the Pens do get the number draft pick (my prediction? lightning doesn't strike twice in the same place). Do I think Phil Kessel can handle being number three (after Crosby and Malkin) let alone number four (after Fleury) on a team? Highly doubtful. All signs point to this kid being another headache "dying alive" unless they build a team specially around him.
Okay, that was fun! My first official "new topic" on this board.
Have a nice day.
(where's that Bon Jovi smilie????)