Colorado Avalanche: Bob Hartley responds to Scott Parker’s comments

Former NHL enforcer Scott Parker made news yesterday when he told of unfavourable treatment he received from head coach Bob Hartley back in the early 2000’s when the two were members of the Colorado Avalanche organization. In an article by The Denver Post, Parker said of Hartley:

“He would call me a (expletive), say that Hersehy (the Avs’ former minor-league affiliate) would be my next stop. Where I’d be ‘smelling chocolate fumes all day long.’ I remember I thought I had a broken foot and told him about it, and he called me a (expletive) and said Hershey would love me. Nobody needed to question my commitment to my job. But I was just constantly belittled by Bob Hartley. I have no respect for the man.”

Quote courtesy of The Denver Post. Read full article here.

Calgary Herald reporter, Kristen Odland, asked Hartley about Parker’s comments, to which the current coach of the Calgary Flames replied: