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Phil Kessel is the NHL’s New Ironman

Phil Kessel is the NHL’s new active ironman.

It’s a fact that became all too clear when the Philadelphia Flyers scratched Keith Yandle after 989 consecutive games. But the “ironman” moniker comes with something else – the necessity to uphold on-ice performance, not only physical health.

While many disagreed with Philadelphia Flyers head coach Mike Yeo, criticizing his decision to scratch Yandle in favor of rookie Ronnie Attard, Yandle’s performance had been on the decline for some time, and Yeo chose organizational success over personal popularity.


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