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Top 5 Tom Sestito Fights of the 2013-14 Season

At a whopping 6-foot-4, 228 pounds, Tom Sestito of the Vancouver Canucks is arguably the best enforcer in the entire National Hockey League. Whether he is backing up the Sedin brothers or just catching and throwing fists for the heck of it, Sestito is always ready to drop the gloves. With 19 fights under his belt in the 2013-14 season, Sestito earned the honor of not only having...
Via Beyond The Benches
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Businessweek Releases 2014 ‘Smartest Spenders in Sports’ Rankings

The Ottawa Senators spend money wisely or so we’re told by Senators owner Eugene Melnyk. The owner has thrown around phrases like “cost per point” more often than Chris Neil dishes out hits, but Bloomberg’s Businessweek has released its 2014 rankings of the ‘Smartest Spenders in Sports’. Their rankings examine franchises from the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB and rate them according...
Via The 6th Sens
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey fights of the week

The 2013-14 season is in the books. There were a few tight playoff races, but the overall picture was mostly decided. Despite there being few truly pivotal games in the final week, the fights didn’t disappoint. This will be our final regular installment of Hockey Fights of the Week for the 13-14 season. Stay tuned as we’ll be releasing our massive recap of the year’s best fights...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Talk Neil Hit

After last night’s game, Marc Staal was so infuriated with Chris Neil’s late hit he refused to speak with the press as he was too livid to talk. Staal, who is fine physically, was assessed a double minor for roughing after he jumped Neil in response to the predatory hit that was somehow unpenalized. The extra minor on Staal destroyed any possibility of the Rangers tying the game...
Via NY Rangers Blog
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey fights of the week

Some weeks we feature close, tightly-contested fights where it’s difficult to pick a winner. This is not one of those weeks. This week you’ll see five lopsided battles where you almost feel sorry for the loser – almost. 5. Jarome Iginla (BOS) vs Zac Rinaldo (PHI) – March 30 The best part of this fight might be the hit which started it all. Rinaldo’s check wiped out two...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

MacLean bothered he still has to tell Sens to play harder

With the Ottawa Senators playoff hopes rapidly fading, tensions rose in Friday’s practice until teammates Jared Cowen and Chris Neil literally came to blows. Senators coach Paul MacLean remarked that the team needs more of that, though preferably when they’re actually playing games. If the theme of last season was that of an underrated group finding ways to win despite missing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings Saturday practice post II: Franzen on Neil, Weiss the try-out and a moody Russian

I've been trying to keep the Wings posts down to a minimum after Friday's, "I'm back, elevendy twelve posts, whee!" adventure, especially given that the CBC's Satellite Hotstove fed into the rumorama ahead of the deadline, but... This stuff from Saturday's Pavel Datsyuk-less practice got lost in St. James, Khan and eventually Mr. Ken Holland's...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Johan Franzen dismisses Chris Neil's challenge

Johan Franzen and Ottawa's Chris Neil didn't throw many punches Thursday when they played – but the zingers back and forth since then have been heavyweight title worthy. It was Franzen's turn Saturday, a day after Neil chided him for not wanting to fight late in Thursday's 6-1 Red Wings victory. Franzen questioned Neil's playing ability. "He thinks I...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Johan Franzen responds to Chris Neil's nonsense

Chris Neil's unbuckling of Johan Franzen's helmet, punching him in the side of the head and ramming him into the boards got some play. Questions were asked and answers were given. Chris Neil brought up cosmetics [via Puck Daddy]: “I’m there first shift and any shift he wants,” he said after Senators' practice Friday. “He wants to drop his purse, take the lipstick...
Via Detroit4lyfe
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Neil weighs in on dust-up with Franzen

As noted this morning, Chris Neil and Johan Franzen got into a dust-up in the 3rd period of the Red Wings-Senators game last night, and Franzen was not amused by Captain Caveman's antics...   And Neil is apparently affirming that he is in fact still a dick: Neil on Franzen comments:"I will take my cape off whenever he takes the yellow streak off the...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Franzen makes fun of Ottawa’s Chris Neil after attempted fight

Johan Franzen had a huge night for the Wings helping power their 6-1 stomping of Ottawa with a hat trick. The Mule also played the role of ‘agitator’ getting under the skin of Chris Neil as the Senators’ enforcer tried desperately to fight Franzen all game. The night between the two seemed to boil over a bit though in the third period when Neil once again went after Franzen...
Via The Majors Detroit
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings quickies: on Franzen-Neil, Alfredsson’s future and the trade deadline

George here. I'll be back here a little today, but for the moment, here are a few Red Wings-related tidbits regarding the Wings' 6-1 rout of the Ottawa Senators: 1. Regarding Pavel Datsyuk, from MLive's Ansar Khan: Pavel Datsyuk did not play in the third period for precautionary reasons. He’s still bothered by an inflamed knee. He had no points but posted a plus...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Neil unbuckles Johan Franzen's helmet, punches him in the head

Chris Neil is a real dickhead. Just look at him peeing out of his mouth!  In Johan Franzen's second game back from a concussion, the Ottawa Senators' goon tried to goad Franzen into a fight, and when Franzen smartly refused to drop the gloves, Neil unbuckled Franzen's helmet, gave him a right jab to the side of the head and then tossed Franzen into the boards. ...
Via Detroit4lyfe
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Sens' Chris Neil Back in the Lineup

Long-time Ottawa Senators forward Chris Neil returned to action on Saturday afternoon against the New York Rangers, as reported by Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun. Neil suffered a lower-body injury on December 30 when he went to deliver a hit on Washington Capitals’ superstar Alex Ovechkin. He has missed six games.By Michael Miller, via Wikimedia CommonsIn his return, Neil finished...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Travis Yost: Four Straight

The Ottawa Senators haven't let the losses of veteran forwards Jason Spezza and Chris Neil thwart their attempt to rally in the standings. Their fourth-straight victory in their absence -- this one in Montreal -- has, for the first time in a while, put them within real striking distance of the two wild-card spots in the Eastern Conference. I wrote an awful lot on Thursday...
Via HockeyBuzz
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

“It’s Just A Matter Of Fine Tuning” The Senators

from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun, It seems longer than seven years ago that the Senators made their one and only trip to the Stanley Cup finals, just as most times it looks like it will be a lot longer than that before they will get there again. Don't try telling that to Chris Neil, though. The 34-year old veteran with so many hard miles still believes in the team...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Senators get feisty at practice as Chris Neil punches Cory Conacher

The Senators were fighting amongst themselves Friday. Battling to get back into a playoff position with the Los Angeles Kings in town Saturday, the Senators' one hour practice at the Canadian Tire Centre turned vicious with no love lost between teammates at times. After a collision near centre ice and some pushing and shoving, Chris Neil punched Cory Conacher in the face. ...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Travis Yost: The Practice Where Chris Neil Fights a Teammate

I don't really have an issue with Paul MacLean dialing up the intensity a bit, especially considering the competition that's set to arrive in the coming days. First, it's Los Angeles. Next, it's St. Louis. It's one hell of a two-team buzzsaw, and Ottawa can't expect to pick up a single point against either if they play the same way they did against Buffalo...
Via HockeyBuzz
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Hockey fights of the week

It's Monday. The holiday weekend is over and everyone is headed back to work. Don't be depressed. Cheer yourself up with some of the best hockey fights from over the Thanksgiving holiday. While we're at it, let's all give thanks for the great sport of hockey. 5. Tom Sestito (VAN) vs Chris Neil (OTT) - Nov 28 Forcing players to keep their helmet on during...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 02, 2013  |  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

Senators roar back against Bruins

It took the Ottawa Senators nearly 20 minutes to realize they were in a hockey game. But thanks to a timely goal from Chris Neil, they shook off their first period stupor and handed the Boston Bruins a 4-2 loss on Friday night. Down 2-0 halfway through the first period, the Senators woke up when Chris Neil brought them to within one with 50 seconds to go in the first. After a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Neil Appears on HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher

Watching a replay of Real Time with Bill Maher on Saturday, the last thing I expected to see was Chris Neil appearing during 'New Rules' - the segment used to wrap up each show. Neil shows up at around the 0:56 second mark of the video below: It wasn't exactly the most glamourous photo used of Neil, but Neil's never really been the most photogenic guy...
Via The 6th Sens
November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Senators’ Chris Neil takes puck to face, bleeds profusely

Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson was trying to clear the puck out of the defensive zone when he fired it off his teammate’s face.  Chris Neil knew he was bleeding badly and went straight to the locker room to get stitched up.  Neil did return to the bench afterwards. https://twitter.com/nielsonTSN1260/status/398802558782681088/photo/1 [Larry Brown Sports]
Via Diehardsport
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Neil took a puck to the face last night

There have been some pretty nasty instances of flying pucks finding players faces recently. Minnesota Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin missed several games after having his cheekbone broken by a dump in earlier this season and we all remember seeing Marc Staal catch a deflection into the eye that nearly blinded him. It’s just one of those risks that NHL players have to take when they...
Via The Nosebleeds
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Watch Senators’ Chris Neil Take A Puck To The Face

Ottawa Senators forward Chris Neil doesn’t wear a visor while playing. He might be re-thinking that strategy after what happened during his team’s…
Via Busted Coverage
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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