Boston Bruins star Brad Marchand is easily one of the most hated players in the NHL, due to his track record of suspensions, fines and other dirty hits that didn't result in any discipline from the league office.
During Saturday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Marchand stirred things up again by crashing into goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy, and a Bolts fan went on Twitter to take a shot at No. 63. (WARNING, EXPLICIT LANGUAGE BELOW. READ AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION):
Though Marchand is usually good at blocking out the criticism and hatred, he opted to fire back this time:
If your eyes were any further apart they would be on the back of your head... just saying— Brad Marchand (@Bmarch63) March 18, 2018
Rather than continuing the Twitter battle, the fan admitted defeat:
wow you owned me— Amena🥀 (@amenaTBL) March 18, 2018
Brad isn’t wrong 😂— Amena🥀 (@amenaTBL) March 18, 2018
And with that, the Stanley Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist adds another impressive mark to his resume: A total savage response to one of his many haters.
The Bruins trail the Lightning by two points for the top spot in the Atlantic Division, though Boston does have two games in hand. Should both teams win their first round playoff matchups, we'll get to see another epic chapter between Tampa and Boston in the postseason.
Marchand is having quite the 2017-18 season. Not only is he a contender for the Hart Trophy, but he's also been in quite a bit of hot water for a serious of vicious hits and cheapshots on the season.
He received a five-game suspension earlier this season for an elbow on Marcus Johansson of the New Jersey Devils. And last week, he avoided suspension after an ugly collision with Anthony Duclair of the Chicago Blackhawks, though it's hard to say definitively that there was an attempt to injure.
Marchand obviously relishes the role of being one of the ultimate bad guys in hockey, as evidenced by his scoring numbers and Twitter roasts. Love or hate the guy, he definitely makes the game more interesting than most.