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Phil Kessel has something to say about the media's treatment of Dion Phaneuf

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After the Leafs morning skate today, Phil had some words

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Phil Kessel had some words to the Media today after the morning skate in Florida, and he came out voluntarily to share them, which says something about his mood.

Steve Simmons recently said that Phil Kessel is dragging down other players with his laziness, and Toronto Media has a habit of attacking star players over bullshit. Searching Phaeuf and Leadership you get articles going back years questioning if there's enough of it in him and the room. Phil also had a run in earlier this season with Dave Feschuk, which could have been an indicator something bigger was coming.

One playoff appearance in his tenure as a Leaf is probably bugging him, but being the focus along with Phanuef, of the media on a failing team instead of the ones in charge taking a bigger chunk of the heat (Dave Nonis especially) is probably wearing him down faster.

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