September 11th, 2018 by

Charlie McAvoy sounds off on Jalen Ramsey’s comments

Charlie McAvoy sounds off on Jalen Ramsey’s comments

Amidst all of the chaos with Adam McQuaid’s sudden departure to the New York Rangers, the Bruins opened training camp Tuesday morning at Warrior Ice Arena for the players embarking on the preseason trip to China.

One interesting side story from today’s media availability came from an unusual source – the NFL, and, in particular, statements made by Jacksonville Jaguar cornerback Jalen Ramsey.

Ramsey, a notoriously outspoken character, recently stated to ESPN that he was so confident in his athleticism that he could “probably crack” an NHL roster if he trained for six months; something Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy took exception to.

“He has no idea what he is talking about,” McAvoy said. “Skating: If you start playing anytime after [the age of] four, you’re at a disadvantage in hockey, honestly. It’s not just something you pick up and take off at when you’re 23.”

McAvoy isn’t the only NHL skater to have found Ramsey’s comments out of place, as Vladimir Tarasenko, Dylan Larkin, John Tavares and Evander Kane, among others, have all made similar statements regarding this claim as nonsense.

In the end, McAvoy is treating it simply as a joke and is focusing more on Boston’s preseason trip overseas.

“It was kind of outlandish,” McAvoy said. “I would never say ‘give me six months and I’ll go defend Odell Beckham Jr. on a hail mary.’ It was silly but it doesn’t really matter.”

McAvoy and the rest of the Bruins’ China roster, including Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak and Tuukka Rask, departs from Boston Tuesday afternoon and will have a few days to take in the sights before facing off against the Calgary Flames on Saturday.

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