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Pass Phil Kessel in the points race at your own peril

Dec 16, 2011, 1:23 PM EDT

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Little did you know that the injuries sweeping through the NHL’s top scorers all have one thing in common: Phil Kessel.

Michael Finewax, one of our friends from Rotoworld, points out that anyone who has dared to pass Kessel in points or goals have all suffered for their insolence.

Claude Giroux passed Kessel in points and eight days later was knocked out indefinitely with a concussion. Milan Michalek passed Kessel in the goal scoring race with his 19th goal of the year and was later knocked out in that game with a concussion. Even Daniel Sedin wasn’t spared as he tied Kessel in points before coming up with back spasms.

Even Sidney Crosby wasn’t spared after the hot start he had in his comeback. Et tu, Phil?

If you’ve got any good “NHL-loves-Toronto” theories, now is the time to throw on the tinfoil hat and run with them because this Kessel plague cannot be stopped. Someone had better get James Neal, Jonathan Toews, and Steve Stamkos to a safe house, pronto.

  1. elvispocomo - Dec 16, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    You got the last bit wrong: it’s “Toronto-loves-Toronto” and “NHL-loves-Boston”. Kessel must have a secret room at home to hold all his voodoo dolls of NHL players, however.

    • pastabelly - Dec 16, 2011 at 2:13 PM

      That would explain why Kessel plays so horribly against Boston.

  2. lameasish - Dec 16, 2011 at 6:03 PM

    Why was tyler (however you spell his last name) not mentioned. These hockey writers cannot seem to type ones name without the other. Get over the fucking trade blogger…

    • danphipps01 - Dec 16, 2011 at 7:26 PM

      Says the guy who mentioned it completely unprompted.

  3. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Dec 16, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    Moral of the story: don’t phuck with Phil

  4. lameasish - Dec 17, 2011 at 12:50 AM

    Sorry dan, I guess pointing something out is not cool, grow up

  5. lameasish - Dec 17, 2011 at 12:54 AM

    Also, mention that the next post is pointless when the two players are brought up. Your point is invalid, as is ur life…and wife…

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