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Penguins' Morrow rips Bettman

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By Josh Yohe

Published: 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.

 

 

 
 


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