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Blackhawks' Burish blasts Pronger

Standing on the Wachovia Center ice with his teammates hoisting the Stanley Cup in the background, Blackhawks forward Adam Burish couldn’t hold back any longer.

Blackhawks' Burish blasts Pronger

Chris Pronger shoves Patrick Kane during the second period of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals June 9. (Yong Kim / Staff Photographer)
Chris Pronger shoves Patrick Kane during the second period of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals June 9. (Yong Kim / Staff Photographer)

Standing on the Wachovia Center ice with his teammates hoisting the Stanley Cup in the background, Blackhawks forward Adam Burish couldn’t hold back any longer.

Nevermind that he didn’t actually play in the Stanley Cup clinching Game 6, having been a healthy scratch for the last three games because he was invisible in the first three. He just put on his equipment and skated around the ice like he did.

In an interview with NBC, Burish couldn’t pass up the opportunity to needle Chris Pronger on live television.

“I think Chris Pronger’s the biggest idiot in the league,” Burish said. “I can’t stand him one bit. I hope I never have to see him again. If I see him out there, I might punch him.”

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Did Burish see the poorly done Chicago Tribune poster that depicted Pronger in a skirt, calling him ‘Chrissy Pronger’?

“No, but that’s perfect,” Burish said. “He should have worn that out here [on the ice]. He was terrible.”

Classy winner, right?

Those are some big words for a forward who has never posted more than nine points in an NHL season or positively contributed to a winning team. Pronger’s resume includes three Stanley Cup Finals with three different teams, a Hart Trophy, a Norris Trophy and a Stanley Cup ring.

Our advice to Burish when these two teams meet next season: keep your head up. That is, if he’s playing.

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