Butch Goring responds to Paul Bissonnette's criticism of NY Islanders fans

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He may not have taken many penalties during his 18-year NHL career, but NY Islanders legend and current MSG broadcaster Butch Goring isn't afraid to mix it up with the Islanders haters on social media.

Goring, 74, found himself yapping back at TNT analyst and host of the Spittin' Chiclets podcast Paul Bissonnette, who was critical of the Islanders fan's response to John Tavares recording his 1,000th point at UBS Arena.

Turning to social media after Tavares recorded an assist on Morgan Reilly's game-tying goal, Biz made his feelings towards Islanders fans known in a series of expletive-laden tweets (are they still called that?), calling the fanbase classless and a disgrace.

Being the homer that he is, Goring didn't take the comments from the former NHLer lightly, replying to Bissonnette, making fun of his time in the NHL.

After seeing Goring's response, Biz jokingly tweeted: "Lou sending Butch to do his dirty work like usual. The Islanders are ran like the mafia. Bunch of bullies."

Bissonnette played 202 career games in the NHL over six seasons, scoring seven times and adding 15 assists. He was known more for playing an enforcer rule, often dropping the mitts in the few minutes of action he'd see.

This isn't the first time Butchy has gone after Bissonnette, as he's had words for the former agitator earlier this year when Bissonnette said the Islanders were a "snoozefest" and would much rather see the Sabres in the playoffs.

Goring responded by stating: "Imagine all the hockey fans who had to watch this guy for even a minute. People who live in a glass house should not throw stones."

For those familiar with the Spittin' Chiclets podcast and Bissonnette, he frequently attacks the Islanders fan base, largely due to co-worker Frankie Borelli's passion for the Islanders and the fan's willingness to participate in the social media fisticuffs.

Butch is an Islanders icon and should be treated as such. His love for this organization is unmatched, as he's willing to go toe-to-toe (keyboard-to-keyboard) with anybody to defend the Isles, even former NHL enforcers.