NHL LEGEND CHRIS PRONGER JUST CALLED OUT ONE PLAYER TO ''STOP WHINING''

BY SKY
The Chicago Blackhawks faced off against the New York Rangers this past weekend and chaos ensued after Jacob Trouba threw his seventh ''questionable'' hit of the year, which seems to be like a trend for the Rangers captain as of late.



Andreas Athanasiou, the forward who got steamrolled by Trouba, was asked about his thoughts on the hit he endured, and he didn't hold back.

That guy is known for hitting high, not really worrying about the puck out there and almost trying to hurt people. That's his game; that's what he does. He's an $8 million man with zero goals, so he has to figure out how to do something when making that much. If you can't help the team, I guess you try to hurt guys on the other team.


It was a weird play. The puck was there. He could've made a play on the puck. Instead it's like [he had] an intent to try to hurt somebody. He's been known to do that. You have to know when he's on the ice, and he got me there.


You can't disagree that Jacob Trouba now has a crap reputation due to his many dirty blows as of late, but Chris Pronger, a former Flyers captain stepped up and is defending Trouba:

Last time I checked hitting was still legal in the NHL. Maybe he should get his head up and stop whining to the reporters and go out and do something about it. And if he doesn't want to, then play better. It's a huge part of the game for Jacob Trouba, playing physical, being a competitor. I think we saw a little bit of it last year with Sidney Crosby in the playoffs. He makes players pay the price. He's on the edge at times, but most often than not he's within the rule book. He has great open ice hits as we just saw.




Pronger is known for his toughness back in the day, and sure was loved in every jersey he rocked! Was he speaking facts, or is he wrong?

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