If you’re a fan of on ice shenanigans and trash talking, then you’ll enjoy the tasty little nugget about Zack Kassian that dropped on the Spittin’ Chiclets podcast this week. I will say, though, if you’re easily triggered by grown ass men being mean to each other then you probably should be here. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Last weekend, when the Oilers played against the New York Rangers and there was a play where Kassian got slew footed by Jimmy Vesey. As Kass was going down, his skate came up and hit Vesey in the mouth, knocking out a couple of his teeth and forcing him to wear a full cage for the rest of the game.
While we all knew that part of the story, what we didn’t know was what Kassian allegedly said to Vesey after it happened. Apparently, ol’ Kass leaned over Vesey and told he hopes he bleeds out after seeing that he was missing a few teeth and had blood coming from his mouth.
Check out the clip below:
Personally, I find this kind of stuff to be hilarious. I assume that Zack Kassian doesn’t actually want Jimmy Vesey to bleed out and die. He was just trying to get under his skin and get him rattled. Frankly, I remember saying worse than this when I was in Bantam. I also remember people saying much worse to me in return. That said, I could also understand how chirping a guy when he’s bleeding from his face is would set some people off.
What do you think about on ice trash talking? Are you into it? Hate it? Should everybody just get along and have a good time? What say you, Nation?