“For anyone that wants to call me someone who takes cheap shots, they can say what they want. It doesn’t affect me. I don’t care what people who don’t know me and I don’t know them and they have no meaning to me, I don’t care what they say. I don’t really care what my reputation is. I just want to play. I’m doing this as my job. I love this team. I’m just trying to be a player and I don’t care what my reputation is really. I’m not out there to hurt guys. When I’m out there, I play a hard-nosed game and play hard. If guys are soft and don’t like it, then that’s fine. I’m not out there to please anybody. I’m out there to do my job.”
Memo to Brad Marchand:
Learn when to keep your mouth shut. You’re just making it worse for yourself.
You are not tough. You’ve had 3 NHL fights in which you were arguably the loser in each. Just because you play on a team that has tough players, does not mean that you yourself are anything more than a dirty, little weasel of a man who despite having a fantastic offensive season is making a very bad name for himself around the NHL. Shawn Thornton is tough. If he said what you did this morning it might carry some weight. You should actually take him out for dinner tonight, because at this point in your career he is probably the sole reason that somebody hasn’t taken you out to the woodshed. On this play, you took a clean body check from Sami Salo, after which you slashed him and then clipped him with a cheap shot a clear as if it was taken from a picture in an encyclopedia next to the term “cheap“. Now that you’ve said your piece – you can bet your next suspension (which is sure to be soon because you are such a cheap shot master) will be a very long one – because you have demonstrated that you think you are above the law, and are incapable of admitting you were wrong.
Jaroslav Halak is back! Matt D’Agostini too!
Go Habs Go!