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O'Brien & Gendur traded to NSH for Parent & Andersson (Parent put on waivers by VAN)
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10-06-2010, 05:59 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
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After his trade from Anaheim to Tampa Bay he slagged his former coach.
“No disrespect to the way Randy Carlyle coaches, that’s just not me,” O’Brien told Whicker.”I never really felt like I was doing anything, just chipping it out … In Anaheim, for me and my partner, it was chip it out, put it off the glass. They didn’t really want us jumping in at all.”
His lack of discipline got O’Brien in trouble with Torts in Tampa Bay.
“Why was O’Brien benched the final five games of the season?” Cristodero continued. “In coach John Tortorella’s eyes, he was making the same mistakes over and over. He also lost a small bit of control over his weight, came in one day a couple pounds over his prescribed weight. Both things combined got him benched. O’Brien said the air is clear after Monday’s meetings, but he won’t forget the embarrassment of being benched.
‘Fuel for the fire,’ he said.”
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