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Kessel struggling with trade according to Daniel Negreanu

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In an interview with Pokerlistings, Daniel Negreanu spoke about Phil Kessel's trade, providing an update of sorts on his close friend.

"I spoke to Kessel and he's obviously sad because he really loves Toronto," said Negreanu. "But I look at it as a great opportunity for him."

"He's going to be able to play with Crosby and Malkin," he added. "I've just become a Pens fan because he's my buddy so I'm going to be rooting for them. And the Leafs are like years away from ever winning and Las Vegas is not here yet."

Still, Kessel is working to wrap his head around the move according to Negreanu.

"I think it'll be a great opportunity for him you know?" he said. "That part hasn't sunk in for him yet. It still just hurts for him because he wanted to win in Toronto and it just didn't work out."