Just minutes after Team USA let out a big old, wet fart against Team Canada, an American hero took to social media to express his thoughts.
That man is Phil Kessel.
In the immortal words of Mortal Kombat: FINISH HIM.
BOOM! PHILBERT WITH THE WIN.
That is what the kids refer to nowadays as shade.
During the long NHL season, Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler trades in his wingers for Zambonis in the web series, Between Two Zambonis; a takeoff on the popular web series Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis.
With Kesler at the World Cup of Hockey, he hosted a special feature of Between Two Zambonis interviewing his Team USA teammates, or as Kesler describes them, “A lot of guys that have a better personality than Corey Perry. That’s not hard to do, though.”
The hate between the United States and Canada runs deep, even in meaningless exhibition games during the warmup to the World Cup of Hockey.
Ryan Kesler proudly wears the red, white and blue for Team USA. He shows that these colors do not run … but they do get ejected.
In the second period of the first World Cup exhibition game for both squads, Team Canada defenseman Shea Weber goes back to retrieve the puck along the end boards. He doesn’t appear to touch the puck before Kesler comes barreling in and flattens the much larger (and angrier) Weber against the boards.