TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Penguins' Morrow rips Bettman

Penguins/NHL Videos

Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, 10:01 a.m.
 

Less than 10 hours into the NHL lockout, one of the Penguins players voiced his disgust with commissioner Gary Bettman.

One of their youngest players, in fact.

Joe Morrow, the team's 2011 first-round draft pick, took a shot Sunday morning at Bettman on Twitter.

On the social media site, Morrow wrote, “Bettmen (sic) should be the commissioner of a different sport...Like knitting. What a joke. #stopruininghockey”

However, an apologetic Morrow removed the message less than an hour after posting it and later contacted the Tribune-Review and said he meant no harm by the comment.

“I was speaking as a fan,” Morrow said. “Not as a hockey player.”

Morrow has not yet played an NHL game and is not a member of the NHLPA. He is expected to start this season at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in the American Hockey League.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Penguins

  1. Penguins’ Letang leaves hospital, ‘day-to-day’ with concussion
  2. Hit sends Penguins’ Letang to hospital
  3. Penguins minor league notebook: WBS players eager for possible NHL playoff call-up
  4. Downie’s goal, fight spark Penguins to win over Coyotes
  5. Penguins notebook: Johnston stays with team despite mother’s death
  6. Players respect coach, refuse to blame Johnston
  7. Penguins, Blues players adjust to roles with new teams
  8. Penguins notebook: Staal insists he never asked for trade to Penguins
  9. Penguins notebook: Malkin likely to return Saturday
  10. Penguins coach Johnston’s mother dies