Apr 22, 2014, 11:06 PM EST
Leave it to Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand to draw criticism even when he’s receiving the hits.
Also, leave it to him to land a great one-liner on his critics.
Marchand on twitter crowd doubting legitimacy of his pain after collision w/Brendan Smith: “Thats why they’re on twitter and I’m in the NHL”
— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) April 23, 2014
Here’s video of the hit:
And a good example of the skepticism his departure from the ice generated (especially since he returned soon after):
Never a dull moment with Marchand.
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