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Penguins Drama & Analysis: Sullivan Slams Talk of Rift w/ Kessel, Malkin



Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan refuted and slammed talk of a riff with star players Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel, Wednesday. The question was posed after former player Pascal Dupuis’ comments to a French television station suggested the duo were not pleased with Sullivan’s directives.

Sullivan reacted sharply when asked about the issue. He called the comments “irresponsible” and said he was “disappointed.” 

Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now examines the comments, Sullivan’s reaction and most importantly the validity. Dan also looks ahead to what is next for the Penguins and the solutions to the problem.

Oh, and Dan coined a new player, “Philgeny Malkinkessel.” You’ll just have to watch.

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Albert Zipp
Albert Zipp
3 years ago

Rift, not riff.