John Tortorella said of the hit and the Penguins,
"It's a cheap dirty hit. I wonder what would happen if we did it to their two whining stars over there? I wonder what would happen? I am anxious to see what happens with the league with this. There is just no respect amongst the players.http://youtu.be/SU7ImcOYqOk
It's one of the most arrogant organizations in the league. They whine about this kind of stuff all the time and then look what happens. It's ridiculous...they will whine about something else over..... there about their two ******* stars"
Marc Staal said "I thought he leaned out with his side where he didn't have to." On Orpik getting five minutes and a game misconduct, Staal said that it was definitely "deserving."
Brian Leetch said that Orpik is a player without an off switch and that he isn't a dirty player but that was a dirty hit. "It was a dirty hit at the wrong time."