Found January 29, 2012 on
The Slap Shot:
Sunday Afternoon team Chara took on Team Alfredsson in what was supposed to be a fun-spirited All-Star event. For the most part, the players had fun, enjoyed themselves and put on a good show for the fans, but one incident will leave a bad taste in the mouths of many NHL fans and the fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
With many players wearing microphones for the duration of the game the odd bout of questionable language was bound to be heard. That said, nobody was prepared for what Hartnell said after Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf gave away the puck in his own zone, which led to a team Alfredsson goal when Henrik Sedin tipped one past goaltender Jimmy Howard at the 12:51 mark of the first period.
Hartnell, who was added to the All-Star roster when several NHL players including Washington Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin pulled out of the contest, would draw an assist on the play, after which he could clearly be heard saying “suck it Phaneuf” during his celebration of the goa...
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