Twitter predictably lit up after the following photo of new Leafs President Brendan Shanahan and Phil Kessel was posted:
— Jon Dwyer (@Jon_Dwyer) April 16, 2014
As you can imagine, it led to a whole host of comments, ranging from critiquing what Kessel was wearing (he’s at that level of rich where you no longer have to worry about making a good impression and you know you’re jealous really), to asking who the hell the guy in the middle was and taking the piss out of him. (Clue: He’s the guy that posted the photo who, unlike you, got to meet Shanahan and Kessel.)
(It never fails to amaze me how many miserable and angry people there are on Twitter. At least that’s what you have to surmise from reading all the negative comments.)
On top of that, there are all sorts of rumours about why Shanahan and Kessel were meeting for dinner. Was Shanahan getting Kessel’s opinion on if he should fire Randy Carlyle? Was the Hall of Famer asking his star player to be the new captain? And so on…..
However, here’s a crazy thought: Maybe Shanahan just wanted to begin building a good relationship with his players, starting with Kessel.
Photo credit: @Jon_Dwyer
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