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“Senators coach Paul MacLean defended Gryba's hit after the game. "It was a hockey play," he said. "Our guy hit him, but player 61 [Diaz] is the guy to blame." Canadiens forward Brandon Prust took offense with MacLean's comments. "We don't really care about what that bug-eyed fat walrus has to say," Prust told the media, according to TSN.ca. Canadiens coach Michel Therrien also called MacLean's words "an inappropriate comment." "No respect for the player on the ice who was bleeding, not respect for his family in the stands. ... This is why we have new rules to avoid those hits," Therrien said Friday. The NHL called Diaz's pass "completely irrelevant to whether or not Gryba delivers a reckless, illegal check to the head." The Canadiens won Game 2 on Friday night, 3-1, to even the series at 1-1. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
We don't really care about what that bug-eyed fat walrus has to say.” -- Canadiens' Brandon Prust about Senators coach Paul MacLean