Disclaimer: I only saw highlights from last night, so my thoughts on the game are probably abit false. I’m writing this compared to what I saw in the highlights.
What I saw last night was Steve Ott being the bad-ass monster that he is. And I have to say that Otter won both fights, no question. Clutterbuck’s a dirtball, and I was happy to finally get what was coming to him. Better yet, it was Steve Ott who gave it to him.
I’ll admit that Clutterbuck’s hit on B-Rad was clean, but I think that Ott did the right thing in fighting him. It gave the team energy and I saw tenacity that the entire team has been lacking this season. I liked his quote about it as well:
“I was actually watching some stuff from the 60s and 70s today and they used to have bench-clearing brawls, so I don’t think it’s something that we should take out of our game. It was a situation where I’m right there and you just can’t hit Brad Richards like that. That can’t happen without some kind of response, so I responded.”
You gotta respect Otter for that, right? He’s not the ass-hole everyone makes him out to be…at least when it comes to protecting his own team. 😛 He really does his job well, and that’s why I want to keep him around past this year.
So, yeah, I basically just preached about how awesome Otter is, but don’t him ’cause he’s a stud! 😀