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Escalating the War of Words

From CBC,

Kostopoulos earned a two-minute roughing minor on the play, but the war of words has escalated ever since.

“Kostopoulos, he’s a tough kid and I’ve got a lot of respect for him and [Steve] Bégin,” Philadelphia head coach John Stevens said. “But to go up and blindside sucker Kimmo Timonen on a play at the end there, that’s cowardly, in my opinion.”

Canadiens head coach Guy Carbonneau has been anything but quiet about the criticism of his player.

“That’s one team that shouldn’t talk,” Carbonneau said of Stevens’s comments. “They played 82 games and had the most suspensions in the league.”

And over at the Philadelphia Daily News, Rich Hofmann also expects things to get nastier in this series, citing this quote from Carbonneau:

“I think [Timonen]  deserved it.  That’s why they didn’t call any (major) penalties on it.”

Filed in: NHL Teams, Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: guy+carbonneau, john+stevens, tom+kostopoulos

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