Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/15/14

ST. LOUIS - JANUARY 30: Tony Amonte #10 of the Calgary Flames looks on during the game against the St. Louis Blues on January 30, 2006 at the Savvis Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The Blues defeated the Calgary Flames 3-2 in a sudden death shootout (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images).
Tony Amonte played eight-plus seasons in Chicago but one current Blackhawk doesn’t really care what one of the franchise’s all-time best has to say about him. Marian Hossa, who missed Game 3 against the Bruins due to injury, was lit up by Amonte, who is ninth on the team’s all-time scoring list with 541 points. “[Hossa] is not the guy with the highest pain threshold in the NHL,” Amonte said on Monday night on Comcast SportsNet. “If you look back to his stats and you look throughout his career, he usually plays about 60 games, takes about 20 or 30 off every year just to make sure he’s fresh coming into the postseason. He’s not a guy that will play through a lot of injuries.” After playing in Game 4 –and playing well — Hossa fired a shot back at the Massachusetts native. “I don’t really care what Tony Amonte says,” Hossa barked when asked if he  heard Amonte’s comments. “Look, if you cannot go, you cannot go,” he said on Wednesday of missing Monday’s game. “You almost feel useless there. [Wednesday night] was different decision, one extra day so I decided I can help a little bit and I’m glad we won.” Hossa skated in pregame warmups prior to Game 3 but was scratched at the last minute. Ben Smith, who didnt even warm up, suited up and played over 10 minutes, posting a minus-1 in the Blackhawks’ 2-0 defeat. Hossa has 925 career regular-season points in 1,018 games to go with 113 career playoff points in 150 postseason games. He’s one of the most skilled players on the ice and has played in four Cup Finals. “You’re in the Stanley Cup [Final],” Amonte said Tuesday on WEEI. “You give whatever you can to your organization and that’s the way most guys will do it. That’s what Nathan Horton‘s doing right now.” Horton, of course, left Game 1 with a shoulder injury but hasn’t missed any time since. “He can say whatever he wants about me, that’s fine, I don’t care,” Amonte said on Wednesday night. “He can make his comments and go on from there, but the Chicago Blackhawks needed him last game, and that’s the point. That’s the only point I’m trying to make.”  
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Panthers coach replaces break-in victims’ Christmas presents

Bruce Arians benches Logan Thomas on Christmas Day

Richard Sherman: Marshawn Lynch having MVP season

Curt Schilling tweeted advice to Johnny Manziel

Aaron Rodgers buys TVs for Packers teammates

Harbaugh smiled when asked about Michigan's bday tweet

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jackie Robinson West Little League accused of cheating

Police: Fire that burned down McClain's home 'suspicious'

Furniture store will refund purchases if OSU wins title

What each NFC team in the hunt should ask for from Santa

Is SI ashamed to mention Jameis Winston on its cover?

Kobe Bryant disappointed Lakers didn't get Rajon Rondo

WATCH: Kenny Smith pushes Shaq into a Christmas tree

Q&A with Rich Eisen; TNF, DirecTV and living in LA

Is the NFL playoff system heading south?

WATCH: Quincy Acy ejected for throwing punch at John Wall

Billy Beane did not want to trade Josh Donaldson

Peyton Manning plans to be back with Broncos next year

WATCH: Blazers announcer botches Damian Lillard call

WATCH: P.K. Subban disguises himself, surprises kids for Xmas

Baseball cards: a fan's love for the ultimate stocking stuffer

Packers game is a career defining moment for Stafford

A look inside Jason Grilli's contract with the Braves

10 Week 17 NFL matchups that will impact the playoffs

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Q&A with Rich Eisen; TNF, DirecTV and living in LA

Dan Le Batard sums up Miami's relationship with LeBron

Is the NFL playoff system heading south?

WATCH: Announcer botches call

Police: McClain fire 'suspicious'

10 Week 17 NFL matchups that will impact the playoffs

Bahamas Bowl ends on crazy Hail Mary

49ers OT Davis takes shot at coordinator

Will FIFA ever care to change?

Top storyline for each Week 17 game

40 great Christmas-related sports names

Nick Mangold and dealing with feelings as a sports fan

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.