Marchand: The Green Men 'look like fools'

476443.jpg

Marchand: The Green Men 'look like fools'

By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.com
VANCOUVER It appears that Bruins agitator Brad Marchand and the official court jesters for the Vancouver Canucks, the Green Men, are at war with each other after just one Stanley Cup Finals game.Marchand admitted there was some airborne water from his bottle in their direction while in the penalty box for holding in Game 1, and the Green Men claimed on their twitter account that it was in retaliation to them cause I asked if he was sitting on phone books in the penalty box.I tried to squirt some water in my mouth and might have missed a bit and it got on the Green Men, said Marchand. That quick exchange was enough for the 23-year-old Bruins winger to drop a few bombs on The Green Men during his meeting with the media on Friday afternoon following a full day of practice.They probably paid about ten grand for those seats, so they can do whatever they want, said Marchand. Theyre not a factor. Theyre just trying to seek a little piece of fame. For the most part you just ignore them. You cant hear what theyre saying. They look like fools anyway.I think its all dumb. What are they even doing? Im not really paying any attention to them. Im not gonna be wearing that suit in public. People have done that forever. I dont know why theyre anything special. They like to yell through the box. I think theyre a little embarrassed about the way they look, so theyve got to wear those masks.Marchand was informed that theyll likely be taking their road show to Boston, and he seemed pretty excited at the different ways Bruins Nation could creatively make it an uncomfortable existence for the grown men in green body suits.Id like to see. Id really like to see what happens in Boston, said Marchand. Ive heard some crazy stories about the Boston fans. It would be funny. Thats for sure. Id like to videotape it.Heres betting Wednesday night wasnt the last fieryexchange between Bostons self-proclaimed rat and the cartoonish Green Men before the series ofStanley Cup Final gameshave concluded.

Joe Haggerty can be reached at jhaggerty@comcastsportsnet.com. Follow Joe on Twitter at http:twitter.comHackswithHaggs

Thursday, Feb. 23: Eaves and Chewbacca? Now that's hair-raising

Thursday, Feb. 23: Eaves and Chewbacca? Now that's hair-raising

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while amazed, and alarmed, at any politician that would ever duck a town hall-style meeting with their constituents.

*Patrick Eaves had a close encounter of the hairy kind with the mighty Chewbacca during a recent visit to Disney. Let’s just say Eaves, Brent Burns and Chewie could all be from the same family tree.

*Good, long read on junior hockey scoring star Alex Debrincat, who Bruins fans will remember that Boston passed over to draft Trent Frederic at the end of the first round last summer. He’s scoring at the kind of levels that say he might be something special at the next level. Just saying.

*Wayne Gretzky jumps on the Florida Panthers telecast to chat about Jaromir Jagr, and jokes about what he’ll do if Jagr ever gets close to his NHL all-time scoring title.

*Pierre Lebrun has a list of NHL defensemen that are in demand ahead of the trade deadline, and it’s a fairly underwhelming list aside from Kevin Shattenkirk.

*If you’re looking for some good Blackhawks talk then you should check out the Blackhawks Talk podcast over at CSN Chicago.

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Bob McKenzie dropped into the NBCSN studios again this past week to chat about the NHL tweaking the bye weeks moving forward after watching them play out this season.

*People getting concerned about turning budding personal NHL rivalries into another “Ovechkin vs. Crosby” is perhaps the dumbest NHL hot take I’ve ever heard. The Ovechkin/Crosby rivalry was perfectly good and anything to draw attention to the NHL and its players is also good. This is the kind of thing said by somebody that I’m sure gets more super-excited by a bar graph showing a player’s effectiveness rather than watching what they’re actually doing on the ice.

*For something completely different: A really interesting look from a random date that Carrie Fisher took to the 1978 Oscars while palling around with the young, new stars of Hollywood.

 

 

What we learned in Bruins' 5-3 loss to Ducks: Back to earth for Cassidy's crew

boston-bruins-anaheim-ducks-brad-marchand-collide-22317.jpg

What we learned in Bruins' 5-3 loss to Ducks: Back to earth for Cassidy's crew

Click here for the gallery.