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Paul MacLean downplays Sens-Habs feud

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10:34 AM ET 05.05 | Paul MacLean took centre stage Saturday. While most of the players took advantage of the option not to skate in an optional session at Scotiabank Place, the Senators coach did his best to make sure the spotlight remained on him as this series shifts to Ottawa for Game 3 Sunday night. Though the Senators' performance in 3-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens in Game 2 Friday left a lot to be desired, MacLean reinforced during a 13-minute session with the media that he's happy with where the club is at -- tied 1-1 and coming home. But MacLean didn't stop there. He made it clear he's got nothing but respect for Habs coach Michel Therrien, had never been called "bug-eyed," a "walrus" or "fat" and won't ever get involved in any kind of numbers game even when it comes to his own team. Yup, this was MacLean at his best. The sound bites heated up Friday when Therrien told reporters he didn't like that MacLean blamed Habs defenceman Raphael Diaz for setting up injured centre Lars Eller with a pass that allowed defenceman Eric Gryba a chance for an open-ice hit. MacLean referred to Diaz as "61" in his post-game newser and Therrien indicated that was a sign of disrespect. MacLean said if there's any "war of words" happening, he's not involved. "I don't even know if there's any war going on," said MacLean. "I didn't say anything to him at all. I haven't said anything about Michel Therrien other than he's an excellent coach."

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May 5, 2013  10:49 AM ET



It had to be done. :-)

May 5, 2013  10:53 AM ET

And careful Michel......there's two of them.....

May 5, 2013  10:57 AM ET

I am the egg man (with some bacon)

May 5, 2013  10:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

And careful Michel......there's two of them.....

Mouth warmers is about it for both.

May 5, 2013  11:01 AM ET

Three good games yesterday, Canuck, I don't have to tell you what wasn't.

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May 5, 2013  11:07 AM ET
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Bacon.

You'll need to visit Harry this summer Danny.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/story/2013/05/02/calgary-stampe de-midway-food-bizarre.html

May 5, 2013  11:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I am the egg man (with some bacon)

omelet this one slide

May 5, 2013  11:12 AM ET

SENS SUCK!!!!!!!!




just sayin'

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May 5, 2013  11:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Lmao love the av.

Speaking of avatar changes.....;-)

May 5, 2013  11:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Speaking of avatar changes.....;-)

Killer av!

May 5, 2013  11:26 AM ET
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Killer av!

I was actually talking about Danny's.

Mine's just angry beaver coz the Wings, Bruins, and Blues lost. Grrrrrrrrrr.

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May 5, 2013  11:30 AM ET
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I have no idea what you're talking about. I am absolutely not known for my knee-jerk reactions and impulses.

LMFAO - Sorry Danny you're a Leaf fan so you're guilty by association.

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May 5, 2013  11:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

omelet this one slide

Keep your sunny side up PA :)

May 5, 2013  11:44 AM ET
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Only thing i'm guilty of is supporting the soon-to-be-crowned Stanley Cup champions.

You have the best sense of humour on the entire effing planet!!!!

 
May 5, 2013  11:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I was actually talking about Danny's.Mine's just angry beaver coz the Wings, Bruins, and Blues lost. Grrrrrrrrrr.

Uh.........I knew that.

<hangs head>

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