He already was an idiot lol, this is hockey, alot worse gets said on the ice than this.
Of course. That's half the fun of pests. Think of Maltby. He could get under skin by being an idiot on the ice. That was his job.
There's also the letting out of emotion, building of rivalries, and just the drama that builds up enmity and all of that.
Saying it publicly, and not having the yams to say it to his face is what makes Prust look like an idiot.
He looks like the kid who runs behind his big brother before insulting the slightly bigger kid.
I'd love to be a fly on the helmet for some of that on-ice conversation, but that's best left between the players. They know how to take it and give it back. When we hear it out of context off the ice, it doesn't have the same ring, and it's often offensive to non-hockey folks who don't get it, (and, in some cases, it's offensive to hockey folks who do get it, but that's another thread).
That's why what is said on the ice should stay on the ice, and let the fur fly.