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Scott Parker calls Flames coach Bob Hartley a bully

Flames head coach Bob Hartley was called a

Flames head coach Bob Hartley was called a "bully" by former NHL enforcer Scott Parker. (Al Charest/QMI Agency/Files)

RANDY SPORTAK, Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 1:13 AM ET

CALGARY - It doesn’t appear Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley will be receiving a Christmas card from Scott Parker this year.

Then again, he likely hasn’t for a while.

Parker, who played for the Colorado Avalanche for parts of four seasons while Hartley was bench boss, came out swinging at his former coach during an article in the Denver Post.

Parker, the 6-foot-5, 240-lb. former NHL policeman whose nickname was ‘The Sheriff,’ had some disparaging words about Hartley regarding their time together in Denver.

“He was a junior B goalie trying to tell me how to fight. He was always just degrading me. Not to be a (wimp), but he was a bully,” Parker told the Denver Post. “And he could be because he was in a position of authority. What was I supposed to do as a rookie? Go tell him ‘(expletive) you’?

“I did that stuff at the end of my career, but at the beginning of my career, I was just a chess piece to him.”


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