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Habs fans start 'Adopt Prust a Walrus' after his comments about Sens coach

Monday, 05.06.2013 / 2:25 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Habs fans start 'Adopt Prust a Walrus' after his comments about Sens coach

MONTREAL - Two Montreal Canadiens fans are trying to put a positive spin on some of the nastiness that has surfaced during the Habs' playoff series with the Ottawa Senators.

They're using Brandon Prust's reference to Ottawa coach Paul MacLean as a "bug-eyed, fat walrus" to help raise funds for worthy causes.

The Montreal forward made the comment after MacLean's reaction to the bloody hit on Canadiens centre Lars Eller by Eric Gryba in Game One.

MacLean blamed Raphael Diaz for making a dangerous rink pass to Eller.

Ashley Marah says she doesn't have any ill will toward MacLean or the Senators, but that it's a great way to promote awareness about the threatened mammal.

The stuffed walrus for Prust cost about $40. That donation will go to the World Wildlife Federation's conservation efforts.

Organizers have so far collected about an additional $200. That money and any extra funds gathered by Friday will go the Montreal Canadiens' Children's Foundation.

Besides the walrus, Prust will get a card with the names of all the people who donated money. A card will also be sent to the children's foundation.

The 31-year-old Montrealer and her friend Lissa Albert began the campaign last Friday.

Anyone wanting to donate can go to the website that was set up for fans of Brendan Gallagher, Bgally.com, and follow the links to a walrus for Prust.

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