Garry Galley Calls Dustin Brown (and others) “Stupid” and a “Predator”
Holy shit, Batman!
On XM204 yesterday former Kings and HNIC analyst Garry Galley was passionate about the hit Patrick Kaleta put on Dan Boyle last night sending him off on a stretcher. “10 games doesn’t send a message” he told the radio tandem of Rob Pizzo and former King Kelly Hrudey.
He continued, “There’s like a crazy eight group in the league right now,” Galley began. “You got Ott, you got Rinaldo, you got Carcillo, you got guys like Torres, Kaleta, Lapierre (he later added Matt Cooke) and you gotta throw a guy like Clutterbuck in there who will take advantage of a player.”
“Dustin Brown is on the edge there, guys,” he said shockingly. “He throws some questionable hits. You look at the one on Roszival. The one on Pominville in the playoffs.”
“There’s like a crazy eight group of them right there that the league has to start cracking down on!”
Dustin Brown lumped in with Kaleta and Torres? Seriously?
“We gotta start seeing a 30 gamer. A 25 gamer. We gotta start seeing the numbers climb into the stupid range to stop stupid people.”
“These guys are predators. They’re hunters. They don’t play the game the way normal people play the game.”
“This is what’s going on with this group that’s sitting in our league right now.”
Later on he added, “These particular guys are hurting more of your other guys and this has got to stop. I don’t understand why a team would want… why the hockey world would want to have players like this on the ice, that are predators, that are just trying to hurt people.”
Maybe because they help win you a championship for the first time in 45 years? If I even begin to write what I’m feeling right now (I was furious while in my car listening to this shit) I may have to ban myself from my own blog, so I’m gonna post this, go to bed and see how I feel in the morning. Lumping Brown in with Cooke and Torres? Did Galley not get his balls tickled this weekend or something?
Here’s the audio (4:20 mark is where it starts)
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