Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Morrow surprised by Ott's suspension
Stars captain Brenden Morrow was on NHL Live on Tuesday and talked about Ott's suspension. Mark Stepneski at Andrew's Stars Pagewas kind enough to provide the transcript:
"I actually haven't seen the hit. I am going to defend my teammate just because I am loyal to him. From what I saw, in my opinion, this last week that didn't get suspensions, I was surprised that Steve was the one. I know there are issues with repeat offenders and I haven't seen what their reasoning for it was, if was a low hit. A few of us were talking and we thought the hit on [B.J.] Crombeen may have been the worse of the two. Seeing the [Rob] Scuderi hit and replays of the [Mike] Richards hit and all those things that kind of got passed by, to see Steve get the worst of it is disappointing for me as a teammate. ... We feel for Steve. He shows up and plays hard for us. He's ended up on the worse side of a few of these calls in the past."
Do you agree with Morrow? What did you think about the NHL's decision to suspend Ott for two games?