Watch/Read: Chris Kreider On Why He Fought Dion Phanuef

In the third period last night, Chris Kreider engaged in his first NHL fight with Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf.

Phaneuf and Kreider had been battling all game and as Dave Maloney continually mentioned during the broadcast, the two were engaged during the Rangers win over the Leafs prior to the Christmas break.

Kreider told Dave Maloney last night “I don’t know how it transpires but it is what is.”

He said after the game that he was saying some “really dumb stuff” to Phaneuf and should have just kept hi mouth shut. (NY Post)

Kreider added that Phaneuf slashed Derek Stepan and it rubbed him the wrong way, “I probably took it a little too far.” (Newsday)




6 comments
Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

If Kreider can develop into a 30 goal scorer (as many experts have projected) he will be the 2nd coming of John Leclair or Kevin Stevens

Ravishing Peacock
Ravishing Peacock

Kid is way too humble. I'm proud he stood up to a monster like Phaneuf.

Puck Luck
Puck Luck

I don't think Kreider took it too far at all. Hate seeing a top 6 player fighting but he needs to play with an edge. He's in the NHL to stay.

J Paul Read
J Paul Read

Should have punched a hole through his face for Micheal Sauer