Tyler Bertuzzi is a classic hockey trope. If he’s your opponent, he’s an absolute pain in the ass. Teammate? Love his antics.
Not surprisingly, Bertuzzi has a big fan in his Bruins teammate, Brad Marchand. Long the chief agitator of the Black & Gold, Marchand has graduated to more of a leadership role as an alternate captain, and obviously as a high-end scorer. But he can still rat it up with the best of them.
So it’s not the least bit shocking that Marchand got a kick out of what Bertuzzi did to poor Nick Cousins in Game 1 on Monday night. Bertuzzi yoinked Cousins’ stick like a sneaky little bastard, then attempted (and failed) to break it after taking it back to the Bruins’ bench. And instantly earned himself tons of fans (and haters) in the process.
In case you’re a Bruins fan and you can’t get enough of the clip (or if you’re a fan of any other team and you can’t stop hate-watching), here’s the moment in question: