Originally written January 31, 2013 on NESN.com:
The Buffalo Sabres are sick and tired of being pushed around by the Boston Bruins. Everyone remembers early last November when Milan Lucic barreled into Buffalo goaltender Ryan Miller and the Sabres offered little resistance. This offseason, Buffalo decided to make some moves to bring in guys who have a reputation of being physical. Of these  transactions, one stands out more than any other to Bruins fans: Steve Ott. Ott has a history with the Bruins from his tenure with the Dallas Stars. On Nov. 1, 2008 Ott was the catalyst in “poking the bear,” as his antics sparked a brawl-filled game that finished with 146 penalty minutes in a 5-1 Boston win. Then in Feb. of 2011 Ott waited just one second before he dropped the gloves with Bruins forward Gregory Campbell in a game that featured three fights in the first four seconds of play. Ott is not alone among players who have had “disagreements” over the past few years with the Bruins. Look no further than Boston’s longtime rivals from Mont...
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