Skip to content

Burish on ‘game-changer’ Eller hit: I’d take a suspension for that

May 3, 2013, 3:50 PM EST

Burish

San Jose Sharks agitator Adam Burish is willing to sacrifice for the good of the team.

The way he expresses that sentiment, though, might need some work.

On Friday, Burish discussed the controversial Eric Gryba-Lars Eller hit in a manner that’s sure to ruffle some feathers.

“I’d take a one-game suspension for that hit,” Burish told Sportsnet’s Mark Spector.

(Note: Gryba was suspended two games for the hit. You could say that changes Burish’s take, but then you’re just arguing semantics, really.)

Burish didn’t finish there.

“It was a game changer,” he continued. “One game? It was worth it.”

Maybe it will end up a good tradeoff for the Senators, but the result of the Gryba hit — Eller laying prone in a pool of his own blood, an overnight stay at hospital, concussion and multiple facial fractures — makes Burish’s “it was worth it” remark seem a bit insensitive.

In case you’re curious, Burish has never been suspended or fined by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety.

Latest Posts
  1. Goalie Nods: Mason returns for the Flyers

    Feb 28, 2015, 3:35 PM EST

    Steve Mason AP

    News and notes from around the blue paint…

  2. Trade: Ducks acquire Fleischmann from the Panthers for Heatley and a pick

    Feb 28, 2015, 2:07 PM EST

    TomasFleischmann Getty Images

    The former Caps’ forward reunited with Bruce Boudreau.

  3. Trade: Capitals acquire Gleason from the Canes for Hillen and a pick

    Feb 28, 2015, 12:27 PM EST

    TimGleason Getty Images

    Both are unrestricted free agents after this season.

  4. Report: Rangers are shopping Zuccarello

    Feb 28, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

    Mats Zuccarello Getty Images

    He’s an unrestricted free agent after this season.

  5. Clarkson set to debut on Jackets’ top line

    Feb 28, 2015, 11:15 AM EST

    Toronto Maple Leafs v New York Islanders Getty Images

    Was acquired Thursday from Toronto.

  6. Halak sets Islanders single-season record in win over Flames

    Feb 27, 2015, 10:34 PM EST

    Halak Getty Images

    Meanwhile, Calgary’s playoff hopes take another hit.

Featured video

Trade deadline storylines to watch
Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. B. Wheeler (2584)
  2. T. Hall (2321)
  3. K. Okposo (2220)
  4. M. Giordano (2112)
  5. D. Krejci (2105)