In last night’s post-game, AV was asked about what he’d like to see more from Kesler, and he mentioned that he’d like for him to use his wingers more, but that it’s not fair to pin the loss on Kes the way the rest of the team played.
Today, Kes was asked about the comments and said, “utilize my players? I don’t know what he means by that. He (AV) can come talk to me” or… some approximation of that.
He seemed… frustrated by the question. I’m sure you can understand my discomfort. For there to be any sort of issue off the ice when our team has such a stellar chance to make a deep run again is… scary. So I am appropriately paranoid, I think.
Anyway, I started seeing people elsewhere on the interwebs entertaining doubts and ideas that this could actually blow up into something, and felt the need to denounce speculations. As hard as it is to avoid overreacting when you care about a team, I am fairly sure all doubts and ideas in this case are a product of context and situation. :P