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by Paul on 05/22/13 at 08:40 AM ET
from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,
"I was going down. I was in vulnerable position. He gave me an extra shove which made me pick up speed going into the boards," said Neil.
"That's the way he plays, he plays a physical game. I wouldn't expect anything less."...
"Playoff hockey your intensity is high out there. You finish checks," said Neil. "Put it this way, I wouldn't have done that to him to put him in that situation. I'm lucky I'm no worse for wear and I'll keep going."
Told of Neil's remarks, Orpik fired back and thought that was pretty rich coming from Neil.
"My response is (that's) very laughable coming from him. I thought it was a pretty harmless play," said Orpik. "I didn't even know he didn't return. He's done his fair share of things to me and everybody else in here.
"We all know how he plays, and he's a guy who plays hard and he's a competitive guy. Everybody knows how he plays. He's out there to agitate and I don't have much to say about it. He gets away with a lot, let's put it that way."
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