Classless in Victory: A Response to Mark Recchi’s Comments About the Canucks

November 19th, 2011 by Adam Graham Leave a reply »
During his 22-year NHL career, Mark Recchi was generally respected by the hockey fans and the hockey community. In fact, he appeared to be one of the classiest athletes around. However, this year a lot of that has changed.

Most Montreal Canadiens fans will recall Recchi’s insensitive comments about Max Pacioretty embellishing his injury just days after his former teammate Zdeno Chara ran Pacioretty into the partition at the Bell Centre.

Now he’s taken a classless cheap shot through the media at the Vancouver Canucks, five months after his former Boston Bruins team defeated them in the Stanley Cup Finals.

For those who still don’t know what I’m referring to, Recchi was a guest with Andy Gresh and Scott Zolak of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Boston’s sports radio station, on Thursday. He said the following about the Canucks:

"[In] 22 years, they are the most arrogant team I played against and the most hated team I've ever played against. I couldn't believe their antics, their falling and diving.” You can listen to the entire interview by clicking here. (Note: the quote comes near the 9:40 mark of the audio cl ...

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