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Phil Kessel burns Team USA for snubbing him minutes after it was eliminated

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The United States men’s hockey team fell to Canada in the World Cup of Hockey on Tuesday night, ending its hopes of contention in the 2016 tournament. And one notable American hockey player was just as unsurprised as you were.

Team USA was widely criticized for prioritizing an old-school “grit” philosophy with its roster.

If that makes no sense to you non-hockey fans, just understand this: they chose to take low-scoring grinders like Justin Abdelkader and Brandon Dubinsky and left second-best American goal-scorer Phil Kessel at home.

Literally. Minutes after USA’s elimination, Kessel tossed a shade bomb at USA Hockey on Twitter.

Damn. A shady take hot enough to melt John Tortorella’s mustache off from miles away while still keeping it relatively cold!