Chicago Blackhawks Fans Have A New Public Enemy In This Colorado Avalanche Player

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The Chicago Blackhawks fan base has a new public enemy No. 1 in Josh Manson. The Colorado Avalanche defenseman took a cheap shot at Connor Bedard’s wrist.

Needless to say, the rookie phenom was not happy with Manson’s actions.

Thankfully Connor did not break his hand taking his frustrations out on that board. Even more important was Bedard’s wrist was not broken by such a useless move. There is a difference between trying to stop Bedard and make him uncomfortable and what Manson did. That's a slash to get Bedard physically out of the game.

Hey, Colorado Avalanche fans and the old-school fans think Bedard is being a baby because that’s hockey baby!

Although, I am sure if Jarred Tinordi whacked Nathan MacKinnon’s wrist like that, Avs fans would be losing their minds.

Manson now joins New Jersey Devils’ defenseman Brendan Smith on most Hawks fans' hate list. Smith is the player who broke Connor’s jaw with a vicious hit in early January. Although Nick Foligno defended Bedard’s honor when he exchanged hands with Smith later in that game. No one went after Manson. Maybe it is all this losing that is starting to drag on the team.

However, head coach Luke Richardson is confident Bedard will one day learn instead of punching a fixed object to just whack the player back.