Sunday, November 17, 2013

Blues' Chris Stewart Still Mad About Getting "Ratted Out" for Vegas Trip

After a fight-filled game against his old team the Colorado Avalanche, Blues' winger Chris Stewart says he doesn't mind that Avs' goalie J.S. Giguere called him gutless for fighting Corey Sarich and for pouring salt on Sarich's wounds by celebrating wildly after the fight had ended (see fight below).

Of Giguere's comments, his former teammate said the following, according to this piece by Blues' beat writer Dan O'Neill in the St. Louis Post Dispatch:

“Yeah, he says it's gutless, and this is the same guy who ratted on his team about a Vegas trip. So I don't really care about his opinion, to be honest."

The whole incident was nothing personal, Stewart said:

“I mean, he's a veteran in this league and I have the utmost respect for him, by far. It was nothing personal against him in the aftermath. It's just emotions got the better of me and that was it. We handled it. It's nothing I had planned, that's for sure,” he said. “But when you see the fans and they're all fired up after that happens, you can't really explain that feeling inside. It's not something I'm going to do every time, but it just happened.”

The take-away: The Blues next meeting with the Avs (Nov. 27th in Colorado) ought to be a real hum-dinger, and J.S. Giguere really ought to learn that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.