by Joe Tasca on 11/14/12 at 07:00 PM ET
I've never been a big fan of players using the media to fire potshots at each other, but this is a pretty good exchange between London Knights forward Matt Rupert and Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds standout Nick Cousins. The two traded barbs after a heated weekend match between the two OHL rivals. First Rupert:
“He’s a loser,” the London Knights forward said. “Put that in there - seriously. He’s a diver out there. He’s the worst in the league. Everyone doesn’t like him out there. Nobody likes him in the league, I don’t think.”
“That’s the way I play,” the 19-year-old Belleville native and third round pick of the Philadelphia Flyers said. “That’s why I got drafted. That’s why I’m having success in my career.
“He (Matt Rupert) didn’t get drafted. I got drafted, so say that.”
Not a bad way to promote the next game between London and Sault Ste. Marie.
Incidentally, the two players already have a history. Rupert and Cousins were both suspended for their roles in a bench-clearing altercation following a game between the Knights and Greyhounds last year.
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Tasca's Take is written by Joe Tasca. Born and raised in Westerly, Rhode Island, Joe works as a broadcaster for seven radio stations in southern New England. Whether that's a testament to his on-air ability or because he has a desparate need for money is debatable.
Joe spends his summers playing golf, enjoying the beauty of Misquamicut Beach, and wining and dining girls who are easily awed by the mere presence of a radio personality. During the winter months, he can usually be found taking in a hockey game somewhere in North America. In the spring, he spends much of his time in botanical gardens tiptoeing through the tulips, while autumn is a time to frolic with his golden retrievers through piles of his neighbors’ leaves.