Team USA could have used more goal-scorers at the World Cup of Hockey and Phil Kessel made sure the world knew he was available. The former Gophers star and Pittsburgh Penguins forward tweeted Tuesday night after USA's 4-2 loss to Canada, "Just sitting around the house tonight w my dog. Felt like I should be doing something important, but couldn't put my finger on it."
Team USA scored just two goals in two games, leading to back-to-back losses and an early exit from the international competition. Kessel was arguably the most notable name left off the Team USA roster.
Wild star Zach Parise, who was on the USA roster, rebuffed Kessel's comments and said "I liked our team." David Backes, another Minnesota native playing for Team USA, said Kessel's tweet was "distasteful and aggravating" and "those comments don't get lost in the fray. ... Those comments will be remembered."