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Aging enforcer Chris Neil hilariously blames HC Guy Boucher for Sens departure

Enforcer Chris Neil believes head coach Guy Boucher is the sole reason he’s not returning to the Ottawa Senators next season.In an interview with the Ottawa Citizens’ Don Brennan, Neil, a right winger who’s spent his entire career in Ottawa since being drafted in 1998, admitted Boucher didn’t give him a chance during his first season behind the bench for the Senators....
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dorion: Parting with Neil among top 3 toughest things I’ve had to do here

Ottawa Senators GM Pierre Dorion talked about the team’s mutual decision with Chris Neil to part ways.
Via SportsNetCanada
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Neil’s Sens Career Ends & Other News and Notes

After accruing 1,026 regular season games, 112 goals, 250 points and 2,522 minutes in penalties, Chris Neil’s playing career might be over. According to Postmedia‘s Bruce Garrioch, the veteran Senators forward met with general manager Pierre Dorion and assistant general manager Randy Lee on Monday and was told that “there’s no sense bringing him back if he’s not going...
Via Hoops Heads North
11 days ago

WATCH: T&S: The divisive topic of Chris Neil's value in a lineup

Tim and Sid get a little excited about the effectiveness of and impact of Chris Neil in the Ottawa Senators lineup with the two being split on the topic.
Via SportsNetCanada
May 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Chris Neil jumps Tanner Glass after huge hit on Dion Phaneuf

It’s safe to say that Tanner Glass has effectively gotten under the skin of the Ottawa Senators. Things have been boiling all series long between the Senators and New York Rangers, so it was no surprise that the scrums continued into Game 5 on Saturday.After a monstrous hit by Glass on Dion Phaneuf, Chris Neil snapped and rushed over to teach Glass a lesson. That lesson apparently...
Via The Comeback
May 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Senators sign Neil to 1-year, $1.5 million extension

OTTAWA (AP) The Ottawa Senators have signed forward Chris Neil to a one-year, $1.5 million contract extension. Neil, 36, has spent his entire NHL career with the Senators since they selected him in the sixth round of the 1998 draft. He has 109 goals and 134 assists in 955 games for Ottawa. The gritty tough guy is an alternate captain and popular teammate. General manager Bryan...
Via Associated Press
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Did Chris Neil eye gouge Adam McQuaid?

Chris Neil and Adam McQuaid are two tough customers, so it was no surprise that the two exchanged plenty of words, pushes and shoves during the game between Ottawa and Boston on Tuesday. Things boiled over and Neil may have crossed a line by potentially eye gouging McQuaid. Here’s the video: did i just see eye gouging pic.twitter.com/66ZHH0jE81 — Stephanie (@myregularface...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

GIF: Chris Neil takes out two players with one check

Chris Neil will likely only be credited with one hit for this play, but he deserves two after wiping out David Savard and Jack Johnson with the same check. Two-for-one special! Neil takes out Savard and Johnson pic.twitter.com/gqvn2hqb2S — Stephanie (@myregularface) November 20, 2015 For what it’s worth, a stick also appeared to catch his teammate … so technically that...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Neil doesn’t want to “sit here and collect a paycheck”

Chris Neil has been at the center of numerous trade rumors over the past few weeks and months. Whether it’s a speculated deal to the Nashville Predators or the Chicago Blackhawks, plenty of teams have been connected to the current Ottawa Senators forward. Most of these rumors have lacked any kind of substance, but the persisting rumors have forced Neil to comment on the situation...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Sestito, Chris Neil Engage in Spirited Fight During Canucks-Senators Game (Video)

One of the two NHL games on the Thanksgiving night schedule was a battle of Canadian teams featuring the Vancouver Canucks and Ottawa Senators. After allowing four unanswered goals in the second period, Senators forward Chris Neil tried to energize his frustrated teammates with a fight against Canucks forward Tom Sestito. It was a spirited bout between two heavyweights, with both...
Via NESN.com
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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