“Tonight, it was idiotic and stupid,” Stars center Mike Modano said when asked what the team identity was. “It was one of the most embarrassing things I’ve seen. If that’s what we’re going for, then they need to find me an office job.”
“It was dumb penalties, dumb situations, that’s kind of been the trend all season,” Modano said. “There’s no mental toughness. We’re allowing the refs to get involved in the game…and spending more energy on them than the details of winning the game.”
He didn’t mention any names, but it’s my opinion that he’s talking about Sean Avery. Avery’s glare at the refs with every single hit is already getting on my nerves. Not to mention the constant whining to them, and occasional screeching at them.
He’s got Otter doing it, and even Brenden Morrow doing it. Otter’s a pest, but he isn’t usually one to bitch at the refs. And Morrow seems to be getting an unsportsmanlike penalty tacked on every regular penalty he gets.
Good job, Hullie. You got your grit, didn’t you? Fat lot of good it’s doing us.