Marchand: The Green Men 'look like fools'

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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.

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Haggerty's Morning Skate: Former Boston College hockey star dealing with drug addiction

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Haggerty's Morning Skate: Former Boston College hockey star dealing with drug addiction

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while feeling like I was watching the Heart of a Champion in that Golden State/Oklahoma City game last night. That Klay Thompson is something else.

 

*PHT writer James O’Brien wonders what the next step is for Troy Brouwer now that he’s ready to hit free agency, and the ride has finally come to an for the Blues this season.

 

*Excellent piece by FOH (Friend of Haggs) Kevin Paul Dupont on the sad story of Kevin Stevens, and the drug addiction demons that have had him in their clutches for a long time. I’ve known about Stevens troubles for a while, and it’s too bad because he really is a gregarious guy when you get to know him.

 

*Allan Muir speculates on the future of Steve Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning now that the offseason has begun for both of them.

 

*P.K. Subban doesn’t sound like he’s got any hard feelings about being left off Team Canada for the World Cup of Hockey, and said he’ll still be rooting them along.

 

*Pat Hickey mentions the Subban snub, but is incredulous that Habs center Alex Galchenyuk was left off Team North America.

 

*Larry Brooks breaks down how exactly former Bruins head coach and New York Rangers assistant coach Mike Sullivan was able to emerge from John Tortorella’s shadow some 10 years later.

 

*For something completely different: sad story all around in Cincinnati where they had to had to shoot an endangered gorilla dead when a four year old child fell into his enclosure.