Predators fans got a first hand look yesterday at one of the most loathsome players in the NHL, Corey Perry. The Rocket Richard winner combines an utterly dull off-the-ice personality with embarrassing, unconvincing smack talk and dirty play. His penchant for picking fights with undersized Europeans and goalies has rightfully earned him a reputation as a little punk.
Yesterday's attempt to start a fight with Pekka Rinne and dropping the gloves with Kevin Klein is likely just the beginning. So I've put together a video primer on Perry's behavior:
"You're gonna get it."?? I was half expecting him to follow up with, "You'll receive your comeuppance yet, Datsyuk!" Geez.