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.
After hearing about the Internet skepticism about him seemingly favoring the wrong knee after getting hit by Detroit’s Brendan Smith, Marchand provided this gem to CSNNE.com’s Joe Haggerty:
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.