does anyone have a link of the post game interviews? I'd like to hear what Neil had to say about his.....altercation.. with smith lol
“I’m trying to avoid (Smith). He more falls than anything. I didn’t make contact with him,” said Neil. “It’s a hit-or-miss type of thing. He gets up and starts throwing punches. I wish Ohlund would have let us go. It would have been pretty good.
“If (a goalie is) going to throw punches, they should be free game. You shouldn’t have a guy grabbing me from behind.”
That's the only thing I could find, found it in the Ottawa Sun
Remember when Tortorella was coaching, and the Sens would beat the Lightning every time? Those memories last a long time for the losing side.
I remember Torts on TSN back when ppl were smart enough not to hire him, and he said something along the lines of him remembering back when we were in our prime, we'd walk into their rink and we had a look that we just knew we were gonna beat them. They'd play the game of their lives and we'd still beat em...I guess that's good enough reason
The Kelly line has consistently created chances and sustained puck pressure. What's the problem with putting Campoli out there with them? I don't get it. Also, when certain pairings have assignments on the PK and PP, regular shifts get out of whack.
Love that line, nothing against them, but Campoli would be a lot more useful joining the rush with Spezza and Alfi then three guys who create most of their chances off of dump ins and cycles.
It's the other way around with Phillips who almost never joins an offensive rush when we have creative guys like Spezza or Alfi gaining the blueline. What frustrates me the most is when we win the face off in the offensive zone only to see Phillips or Volchenkov dump the puck back in.
I know it's impossible to always have the people you want on the ice. I like that Philchenkov got 12 goals and 35 pts this year but their role is to shutdown the opposing team's best players and it seems like they get most of the 5 on 5 time on ice with the first line. I'd rather have Campoli or Karlsson producing offense with our best players than being on the ice with grinders.
I just feel like we are not using the players (Forwards Vs Defensmen) at the best of their abilities.