Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 10/19/10 at 10:28 AM ET
from Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun,
Kris Versteeg hadn’t lost a real game since winning the Stanley Cup with Chicago, and the taste of defeat was much different than champagne.
But Leafs Nation did find out their new first-line winger truly hates to lose.
“It’s crappy,” Versteeg said after his goal was taken away on a controversial call, he was given a rough ride and took a retaliation penalty and, especially, after he lost control of an overtime breakaway on bad ice, all in the course of a 2-1 loss to the Islanders. “We controlled the game the whole way, it wasn’t even close.”
He didn’t take the gracious way out either, when it was suggested that New York’s 41-year-old fountain of youth, Dwayne Roloson, was just too much for his team.
“I don’t care about how Dwayne Roloson plays. I care how we play,” Versteeg snapped.
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