Found October 23, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Lars Eller wasn’t in the Canadiens dressing room Tuesday night following his team’s 4-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers so he wasn’t available to clarify his comments of earlier in the day. Eller had suggested that the Oilers “play a little bit like a junior team” and oh my did Edmonton coach Dallas Eakins and his team get some mileage out of that. Knowing the Habs 24-year-old centreman he wasn’t speaking at his team’s morning skate to insult the visitor; he wasn’t ridiculing the organization or making fun of the 2-6-1 record it brought to the Bell Centre. In his own pragmatic way I’m guessing Eller was offering his own clinical assessment of the Oilers. Eller is not the type to jab a pointed stick in an opponent. But that loud bang you heard in the Bell Centre? That was the sound of a backfire. The Oilers Eller had added in the morning “take a lot of risks a lot of chances. They’re a little all over the place. There’s not a lot of structure always in their game. It can really be an

Canadiens’ Lars Eller gives Oilers bulletin board material: “They play a bit like a junior team sometimes.”

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