Jonathan Marchessault Reveals Contents of Phil Kessel's Pregame Speech Ahead of Game Five

Published June 20, 2023 at 12:03
Phil The Thrill Kessel has achieved a rare status in the NHL, as a three-time Stanley Cup Champion. The older veteran was a massive part of two Cups in Pittsburgh, and while he played a lesser role in Vegas this year, his presence in the locker room was important.

Phil The Motivator

The newest Conn Smythe winner, Jonathan Marchessault, made an appearance on the Spittin' Chiclets podcast to discuss the aftermath of their Stanley Cup victory. Marchessault explained that before the decisive game five, Kessel gave a speech to the entire Knights locker room to try and motivate them.

In true Phil Kessel fashion, the speech was a bit odd.

"He's a character. Like the way he speaks, the way he says things. He comes in before Game 5... and he's like, 'If you guys fucking lose this game and I have to fucking fly to Florida and back, I'll be pissed.'"

Although Kessel didn't dress for game five, his presence in the locker room couldn't have been more important to their victory.

Kessel Enjoying His Time With the Cup

A new photo has been revealed in the days following the Knights' Cup win, and it looks like Phil Kessel is once again cherishing his time with Lord Stanley.

Kessel and his teammates can be seen smoking cigars with the Cup on display in front of them, surrounded by a massive serving of tater tots. While Kessel was once famous for eating a hot dog out of the Cup, it looks like he's found a new food of choice.

We're happy for Phil and the Knights and hope to see more of his shenanigans throughout the summer.

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Jonathan Marchessault Reveals Contents of Phil Kessel's Pregame Speech Ahead of Game Five

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