Prust adds insult to injury controversy
Habs forward Brandon Prust and Coach Michel Therrien are seething and their words risk throwing fuel on the fire of playoff controversy heading into Game 2 against the Senators tonight.
And that's based only on what they're saying publicly.
Prust insisted he didn't want to talk about Paul MacLean, a "bug-eyed, fat walrus", and then said he hoped there would be NO suspension of Sens' defenseman Eric Gryba...implication being Prust would exact his own form of vigilante justice.
Coach Therrien was visibly seething as he condemned MacLean's obvious lack of respect for Eller and Diaz by feigning ignorance about their names and jersey numbers, not to mention trying to pin blaim on the victim's own teammate.
Listen to Prust reveal the depths of his anger, but what has the players upset the most about Gryba's hit on Lars.
Coach Therrien refused to confirm who replaces Eller, or Brian Gionta and Max Pacioretty for that matter. The revelation of their upper body injuries came just after Prust's sound-off and Coach Therrien has little option than to re-insert veterans Jeff Halpern, Colby Armstrong and rookie Gabriel Dumont into tonight's lineup.