Dont read them. Its my opinion. I dont think Kreider is a fighter and Phaneuf is tough, i dont wanna see Kreider hurt in a 7-1 game, do you? Where was this against Pittsburgh from this team? Why should Kreider fight a guy like Phaneuf who is tough?
Because Phaneuf blatantly went after him and Kreider stuck for himself to show he wont get bullied? Its the identity this team is missing.
It's startling how little some of you know about hockey.
He didn't voluntarily square off with Phaneuf. He gave him a solid body check, Phaneuf slashed him and got in his face. He's not a little boy, he's bigger than Phaneuf and he held him off very effectively.
Don't want Kreider fighting (no matter the score)? Than say good bye to his physical game as well.
That fued between Kreider and Phaneuf had been brewing all game, because Kreider made a point of getting under his skin by hitting him. Maybe he said something too, and that would be icing with sprinkles on top.
Then he took him down in front of his home crowd.
Works for me.
Ok but if fists started swinging, Phaneuf wins easily, thats all i'm saying. I'm not taking anything away from Kreider, people are too sensitive
If he doesn't defend himself then he probably gets decked like Boyle got decked by Carkner in the playoffs years ago. He tied up Phaneuf and no harm was done, good enough. Can't always skate away, and I'd honestly be more worried about Phaneuf head hunting him than a fight