The Carolina Hurricanes are in Boston to take on the Bruins tonight. Following the morning skate, Hurricanes reporter Chip Alexander asked forward Vincent Trocheck
if his game and playing style is similar to that of Bruins forward Brad Marchand
Trocheck responded with, "Are you calling me a rat?"
Both Trocheck and Marchand do play a similar style of game. They like to grind down their opponents, get under their skin and can put the puck in the back of the net. But looking purely at statistics and what they can do offensively, Marchand is the superior player. Marchand has scored twenty or more goals in eleven seasons in the National Hockey League including a four-year stretch from 2015 to 2019 where he had 34 or more goals.
By the way, Marchand caught wind of Trocheck's statement and decided to make one of his own on Instagram.
"This is like comparing a Lambo to a Prius," he said