Amonte questions Hossa's toughness

Amonte questions Hossa's toughness

June 19, 2013, 11:30 am
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Tony Andracki

Tony Amonte endeared himself to Chicagoans during his nine seasons with the Blackhawks, but his opinion on Marian Hossa might not be too popular in the Windy City right now.

Amonte, now working as an analyst for CSN New England, ripped Hossa after the Blackhawks winger missed Game 3 with a surprise injury.

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"I admire the way he plays...but he's not the guy with the highest pain threshold in the NHL," Amonte said on CSNNE. "He's not a guy that'll play through a lot of injuries, but this is the Stanley Cup Final. I'm just shocked."

Amonte joined WEEI radio Tuesday and had again criticized Hossa.

"It sounds like it came out of nowhere," Amonte said. "That's just not good enough. You're in the Stanley Cup Final. You play until you can't play anymore. You give whatever you can to your organization and that's the way most guys would do it."

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Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said Hossa is "likely" to return for Game 4 Wednesday, though the veteran was not on the ice for morning skate.