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Mark Recchi: Brenden Morrow’s Intangibles Set Him Apart

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan)- Former Pittsburgh Penguin and current Dallas Stars adviser Mark Recchi joined The Fan Morning Show on Wednesday to offer his thoughts on winger Brenden Morrow being traded from the Stars to the Pens.

He feels the deal should end up being beneficial for all involved.

“Unfortunately, at this point, the Dallas Stars aren’t in a position to win the Stanley Cup,” Recchi said. “This is a great opportunity for Brenden to play on a team that has a chance to win the Cup. We tried to do the right things for him, and make sure that he is in a great spot. Pittsburgh really wanted him.”

Recchi lauded Morrow for his character and determination.

“He’s a great guy,” Recchi said. “He really helps out his teammates. He does a lot of good things off the ice, and then the intangibles on the ice are really what bring him above. He’s going to try to do whatever it takes to win a hockey game. As he gets more comfortable here, I think you’ll see that. His work ethic is tremendous. He works at getting there, he goes to the dirty areas, and he scores a lot of ugly goals, and creates a lot of chaos because he does go in there.”

Recchi sees Morrow as a very versatile guy, one that should fit in well wherever he ends up on the Pens’ depth chart.

“That’s the good thing about Brenden, he can go up and down and play in any role,” Recchi said. “Whether [or not] he gels with Malkin, which I don’t see him having a problem doing. I think it’ll be a good fit, but if it doesn’t, you put him down with Sutter, and that’s not a bad thing, either.”

The interview can be heard here:

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