Tanner Glass, one of the most obscure Pittsburgh Penguins, was at his locker Wednesday morning taking shots at a player he views as the NHL's No. 1 cheap-shot artist. The journeyman forward never mentioned a certain teammate who was sitting directly across the room and looking his way. According to Glass, there's a dirtier player than Penguins forward Matt Cooke, who has a long resume of ugliness in his game and just last week ended Ottawa Senators superstar Erik Karlsson's season with a controversial skate-to-the-tendon incident. His choice is Danny Briere, the Flyers' lovable little forward who has scored a lot of goals and put up a lot of points playing amongst a lot of much bigger fellows. "I think so," Glass told the Courier-Post before the Flyers-Penguins game at Consol Energy Center. "For being a guy who is known as a skill guy, an offensive player, if you look back at some of his clips, his play in the past ... there's some dirty plays. He'll give you a stick in the ..." Asked if he and Briere have a history, Glass said, "Nothing. I've just seen his clips. Played against him in the past. Nothing more than that." Briere was miffed about the criticism. "Maybe he's trying to be (former NHL bad boy) Sean Avery wanting to stir the pot," Briere said after a wild Flyers' 6-5 victory over the Penguins. "You know what, at least I'm leaving an impression out there. Has he left an impression?
Penguin calls Briere dirtiest player in NHL
Courier-Post | Feb 21