Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 12/6/12
Many Bruins fans weren’t entirely broken up to see Phil Kessel traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2009. When it became clear that one of the draft picks the B’s acquired for Kessel would be the No. 2 pick in the 2010 NHL entry draft, B’s fans became giddy. That giddiness only continued when the Black and Gold used that pick to take Tyler Seguin with the second pick in the draft; the forward made an immediate impact, winning a Stanley Cup in his first season. A year later, they used another one of Toronto’s first rounders to nab defenseman Dougie Hamilton, a blue-line presence for the future. All in all, not a bad haul. That’s why B’s fans let bygones be bygones upon Kessel’s first trip to the Garden following the selection of Seguin, showering Kessel with the now well-known serenade of “Thank you, Kessel!” Bruins fans aren’t done thanking Kessel, either. One horse owner won’t let Kessel and Leafs fans forget about that trade any time soon. Yahoo’s Puck Daddy blog brings us an awesome story about a harness racing horse named “ThankyouKessel.” Even better, the horse’s owner, Joe MacIsaac, is a Bruins fan. Even better than that, is the fact that ThankyouKessel does a lot of racing in Toronto, serving as a reminder about what Kessel brought the Bruins upon his departure. Check out the video below from Puck Daddy for more. Photo of the Day No caption. Just a cool picture. Quote of the Day “Honestly, I don’t know why I’m still working as hard as I am after 17 years. That’s the thing that I’m most proud of – every year, every day working hard at it. It’s a lot of years, a lot of work.” –The always humble Kobe Bryant scored his 30,00th career point Wednesday night Tweet of the Day Sports = Business @NESN that is a quick way to become the most hated man in Boston. #dontdoityouk @NESNNation— Mike Kilburn (@mkilburn9) December 06, 2012 Video of the Day These guys are a bunch of jerks.

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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