Known more as a talker than a tough guy, Chicago Blackhawks forward Adam Burish didn’t let winning the Stanley Cup sugar coat his opinion of Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger.
“I think Chris Pronger is the biggest idiot in the league,” Burish bravely told the media while his team celebrated with the Cup. “I can’t stand the guy one bit, I hope I never have to see him again. If I see him out there I might punch him.”
Burish, who spent from game 3 to game 6 in the press box as a healthy scratch, dug even deeper when asked if he saw the Chicago Tribune Photoshop picture of Pronger wearing a figure skating skirt.
“He should have worn that out here tonight, he was terrible,” he said.
The 27-year-old, 9th round draft pick in 2002, averaged just over five minutes of ice time a game in the post season, earning no points in 15 games. Burish began getting real playing time in the NHL in 2007-08, when he achieved a team high 16 major penalties. However, in 2008-09, he picked his spots a bit more carefully, only contributing five fighting majors.
And by trash talking long after his team was awarded the Cup, it looks like he picked a nice safe spot once again on Wednesday.