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08-15-2012, 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Coutsiephan View Post
This is not entirely accurate..there is precedent. He threw the d under the bus in a post game interview during the playoffs that year he pooped the bed in the finals. Even Tocchet was surprised and said he hoped he didnt hear what he thought he heard. However, yes its a bit harsh but there is also precedent with him being duplicitous about his back and just not being NHL caliber material. .
I think that they misunderstood what he said about Sean O'Donnell at the end of that playoff game. O'Donnell went for a block that ended up as a screen because the puck got by him. When asked why a shot that looked sort of harmless got by he mentioned the screen that O'Donnell set as he was trying to block the shot. Then he expounded saying "he has to make that play there."

I heard that as "it's not his fault he screened me, trying to block that shot is the play to make there, everytime". How they heard it was "he has to successfully block that shot, he has to make that play there".

Who's take on it was right? I can't swear to know, but my take on it is more consistent with how Leighton has carried himself before and since. If he really was blaming O'Donnelll, then it's the only time I've ever heard him do it.

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