Phil Kessel: Hot dogs taste better out of the Cup


Pittsburgh Penguins star Phil Kessel posted this photo to Instagram with the caption “Hotdogs taste better out of The Cup!” in August 2017.

Phil Kessel, you old dog.

The two-time Stanley Cup champion took to the golf courses, where he posted a photo of himself with hockey’s greatest prize.

There was, uh, just one little detail that makes this picture stand out more than most.

Hotdogs taste better out of The Cup! #twotime

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That there is Kessel eating hot dogs out of Lord Stanley’s mug, with the caption “Hotdogs taste better out of The Cup! #twotime.”

The 29-year-old was criticized for his work ethic on his way out of Toronto, with an allusion to his frequent stops at a downtown hot dog stand being made in a Toronto newspaper.

Kessel keeps a relatively low profile on social media, but when the winger does step up, he rarely misses his shot.


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