Originally written on The 6th Sens  |  Last updated 11/3/14
    Brandon Prust does not like Chris Neil. So much so, that the former called out the latter in the wake of the Canadiens’ 5-1 loss to the Senators on Wednesday night. Via the Ottawa Sun: "I hope he gives me that fight in our building (Sunday)," said Prust. Told of this Friday, Neil was quick with a comeback. "What, fake dropping the gloves and sucking me into an extra two minutes?" he said of the unsportsmanlike minor he was given with the major. "That's why I got the extra two. We'll see how the game plays out and go from there." Neil doesn't feel he owes Prust anything. "I fight when it's right for my team," he said. "Obviously, I know what I have to do and what I don't. I've been around long enough. Obviously, whenever a guy fakes dropping the gloves, that's when I drop my gloves and grab him. I got an extra two for it, because I think he's going to go. He said no the first time. We'll see how it goes." How dumb does Prust sound here? Not only does he come off like someone who just lost a dance off, he’s not even cognizant of the fact that the building this past Wednesday had a massive contingent of Habs fans. Considering the ubiquitous disdain for each other – although to Neil’s credit, he took the high road gave Prust some compliments in that aforementioned Sun article -- you’d assume that the two players have a relatively long history of scraps. They don’t. According to HockeyFights.com, Neil and Prust have only fought twice – the first coming in last season’s Eastern Conference quarterfinals series versus the Rangers. (Note: for what it’s worth, which is absolutely nothing, both scraps have occurred in Ottawa.) It was from this fight that Prust took exception to Neil’s antics. It’s nothing new to see Neil do his signature raise the roof post-fight celebration to get the crowd going but with the crowd chanting his name during the fight itself, Neil gestured to the crowd to make more noise; pretty harmless stuff. Working on a behind the scenes piece on Hockey Night in Canada for the Ottawa Citizen, I happened to be down in the vicinity of the production truck, located closest to the Ranger’s dressing room tunnel when the two respective players were sent to their respective dressing rooms after the fight. (Note: the fight occurred with less than 5 minutes remaining in the first period.) It was in this tunnel where Prust screamed “F#@*ing showboating d#@*head” loud enough for his intended target to hear. Hopefully these two to tangle sometime during this afternoon’s 2 pm matchup with Montreal, culminating in a Mikhail Grabovski-like exit for Neil. Other News of Pithy Importance...  - The Senators Extra Prediction Panel has weighed in on this afternoon's game. I picked Les Canadiens.  - PK Subban is back, Carey Price will be the starting goaltender for Montreal and Max Pacioretty is reportedly ready to play in today's game - seven days removed from having his appendix taken out. That's a quick recovery process that even Ray Lewis can appreciate. Hey, at least Sergei Gonchar is expected to make his return to the lineup for the Senators, right?  - Bruce Garrioch from the Sun looks at the trade market and potential fits like Stephen Weiss and Ryan Getzlaf. Garrioch states that Bryan Murray won't rush into a move but he has familiarity with both players. As an aside, he wasn't mentioned within the article itself, but wouldn't Ryan O'Reilly make more sense from an asset management perspective? Why move a number of future assets for an impending UFA when you could acquire a productive 21-year old player whose age meshes with that of a rebuilding team? 
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

NBA set to earn $700M through streaming deal in China

Wade Phillips is the best coordinator hire this offseason

Bill Belichick gives understated scouting report of Tom Brady

Five teams that failed to improve this offseason

Steelers fans were more profane on social media


Seahawks praise Tom Brady's trash-talking ability

Richard Sherman's girlfriend talks possible Super Bowl baby

DeMarco Murray: I don't pay attention to being replaced

Bucs believed to be going for Marcus Mariota with No. 1 pick

Report: Wrigley Field renovation causing massive rat problem

Rex Ryan praises Patriots, calls Deflategate 'unfortunate'

The Super Bowl and the things that can't be controlled

DeMarcus Cousins calls out writer for five-year-old tweet

What if Drew Bledsoe didn't get injured in 2001?

Who should make up the 2015 Hall of Fame class

WATCH: Porn sounds played during Predators broadcast

Five worst teams to win a Super Bowl

Matt Damon, Ben Affleck defend Patriots on Kimmel

Watch: John Oliver tackles the Super Bowl

The Washington Redskins and their forgotten dynasty

WATCH: Katy Perry cracks Deflategate, Marshawn jokes

Devon and Leah Still write a book for kids fighting cancer

Five potential heroes of Super Bowl XLIX

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Super Bowl: Things you can't control

LeBron and the Cavs are ready to make a run

Cousins calls out writer's old tweet

Seahawks praise Brady's trash-talk

Who should be in 2015 HOF class

Five potential Super Bowl XLIX heroes

Rex Ryan downplays Deflategate

Brady hopes Manning comes back

The worst Super Bowl commercials of all-time

SB anthem, halftime performers through the years

Super Bowl should smash TV records

Super Bowl records unlikely to fall

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.