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Curtis Glencross on Brad Marchand: ‘He’s a dirty player’

Posted By DJ Bean On December 17, 2013 @ 10:22 pm In General | 37 Comments

Flames forward Curtis Glencross had a pretty black-and-white assessment of Brad Marchand‘s hit on Flames rookie forward Sean Monahan.

“It’s dirty,” Glencross told WEEI.com. “He’s a dirty player.”

Monahan had turned and had his numbers to Marchand behind the Flames net when the Bruins’ forward hit him into the boards from behind. Marchand was assessed a two-minute boarding minor for the hit and was immediately chased down by Glencross in defense of his teammate.

“We’ve seen it from him how many times a year from him?” Glencross added. “It’s a dirty hit.

“You try not to worry about guys like that, but we’re trying to get those hits out of the game. It’s a dirty hit.”

Marchand was not made available to the media after the game, a 2-0 Bruins win. B’s captain Zdeno Chara [3] said he did not see the hit, but that he knows the team needs to be alert with not making bad decisions.

“We’re aware of what’s going on, not just with our team,” Chara said. “Throughout the league there’s always names coming up for hearings and suspensions, but you are aware of it, but we try to really focus on the games. Speaking for myself, I’m always trying to focus on the game and not what is going on away from it.”

Bruins coach Claude Julien [4] said the hit wasn’t worse than the call it was given on the ice.

“I look at that hit and it’€™s a two-minute penalty,” Julien said, “and I don’€™t think he was going in there looking to injure the guy. He was going to hit and the guy turned and how he got him deserved a two-minute penalty, but that’€™s as much as it is.

“I don’€™t want us to start thinking that everything Brad does is bad. It’€™s a two minute like a lot of other two minutes — not any worse than all the high sticks our guys took to the face tonight. He took the two minutes, went to the box and served it.”

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