I don't see the controversy. I see people trying to make stuff up on two very non-confrontational quotes. Just because he is medically cleared to play and ready to go doesn't mean he has to be rushed to return. AV is just stating a fact and Kes is just stating that he doesn't know when he will be game ready or when the coach will want him back in the lineup or if they want him to take his time.
There is no trouble between the two here and I don't know why fans and media in Vancouver try so hard to find drama where there is none.
I think that is a little naive. There is a clear and public history between the two where they have argued using the media regarding his status. Kesler's agent has also publicly disagreed repeatedly with statements that the team has made regarding his client's status. Gilman and MG are on public record on the radio recently about how pissed off they were with Kesler's agent about him spouting off. If you recall the interviews, they were very terse in regards to how the relationship was with Kesler's camp.
It is simply not just a repeated coincidence that it keep cropping up with Kesler and not other players.
In the audio... Kesler sounded really annoyed when asked if he was playing tomorrow. He said "Why would you say that? There is still no timeline" It isn't clear whether he was annoyed at the media question or about the inference that him playing was a done deal.
Lets just hope this was an innocent mis-communication like I said was a possibility and not just a repeat of what we have seen over and over with these guys.
Suggesting that there hasn't been any issue like some of you are is just ridiculous and ignoring PUBLIC statements... not things that are speculation.