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08:18 AM ET 07.13 | Though they don't come grittier than Chris Neil, the Senators, after losing Matt Carkner and Zenon Konopka, are low in players with an edge. If the season started today, nobody would feel the loss of departed free agents more than Neil. ... [GM Bryan Murray] stated Thursday he'll soon have more. "There's pressure (on Neil), no question," said Murray. "We hope to help him. Now, we have to address that vacancy somehow, and we'll try to do that." However, Murray doesn't see anything on the list of remaining unrestricted free agents that tickles his fancy. So he's turning to Plan B. "I think that at some point here in the near future, I have to address it in another form, whether it be by trade or whatever," said Murray. "But it's probably a trade."

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July 13, 2012  08:49 AM ET

Chris Neil is a baby. I've never seen a so called "tough guy" do as much on ice yapping and whining.

July 13, 2012  08:54 AM ET
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Chris Neil is a baby. I've never seen a so called "tough guy" do as much on ice yapping and whining.

I agree. I rmember during the playoffs, the guy hit everything that moved....that either couldn't or wouldn't hit back. He dodged Prust the whole series. We have a word for guys like him...PUNK

July 13, 2012  08:58 AM ET

Perhaps it can be Doan, we haven't had one of those threads since..ummm yesterday

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July 13, 2012  09:28 AM ET
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Perhaps it can be Doan, we haven't had one of those threads since..ummm yesterday

Nope. He's going to Detroit. Unless he goes to the Rangers.

July 13, 2012  09:36 AM ET
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LMAO Chris Neil is the biggest little beach in the league.

It's understandable the Leaf fans don't like Neil. Most players on the team wouldn't 'hit' Angelina Jolie if they found her naked in their bed.

July 13, 2012  09:38 AM ET

Chris Neil is a baby. I've never seen a so called "tough guy" do as much on ice yapping and whining.



Darcy Tucker??

July 13, 2012  09:39 AM ET

It's understandable the Leaf fans don't like Neil. Most players on the team wouldn't 'hit' Angelina Jolie if they found her naked in their bed


+1
They would, however, like to 'paste' Billy Bob Thornton into the (head)board

July 13, 2012  09:42 AM ET
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Nope. He's going to Detroit. Unless he goes to the Rangers.

Or the Kings. Noise is starting out there about it as well

July 13, 2012  09:43 AM ET
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Nope. He's going to Detroit. Unless he goes to the Rangers.

He would be a good fit in Orange and Black, but I don't see it happening

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July 13, 2012  09:59 AM ET
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It's understandable the Leaf fans don't like Neil. Most players on the team wouldn't 'hit' Angelina Jolie if they found her naked in their bed+1They would, however, like to 'paste' Billy Bob Thornton into the (head)board

New guy.

Use the quote button. It's easy and saves you work.

And, welcome.

July 13, 2012  10:00 AM ET
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He would be a good fit in Orange and Black, but I don't see it happening

Yes, he would. But we don't need Doan, we need D.

July 13, 2012  10:01 AM ET
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New guy.Use the quote button. It's easy and saves you work.And, welcome.

Oooohhhh, like this?? Thanks

July 13, 2012  10:03 AM ET
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Oooohhhh, like this?? Thanks

Quick question for you.

Do you have a silicone sister?

July 13, 2012  10:14 AM ET
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Quick question for you. Do you have a silicone sister?

or broken wings...those we'll take

July 13, 2012  10:16 AM ET
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Quick question for you. Do you have a silicone sister?

nope, just a deadbeat dad

July 13, 2012  10:22 AM ET
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Yes, he would. But we don't need Doan, we need D.

And to get tougher on the front line. I agree with the D, but they need some help from the forwards. Outside of Talbot, Giroux and Couterier, not a great sense of urgency to get back from their forwards. Also they lack size on their front lines.

I'm afraid we are in for another disappointing ending to the season unless Holmegren can pull a rabbit out of his orifice

 
July 13, 2012  10:33 AM ET
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unless Holmegren can pull a rabbit out of his orifice

oh...I thought that was a gerbil

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