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Video- Chris Neil Considered Week-To-Week With Knee Injury

via Sportsnet,

Senators’ winger Chris Neil gets a vicious hit from Los Angeles Kings defenceman Brayden McNabb and goes straight to the locker room.

 

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Video- Derek Dorsett On Chris Neil

via Sportsnet,

Derek Dorsett had some strong words about his altercation with Chris Neil on Sunday, saying that the Ottawa forward’s behaviour lacked class and is proof of just how ‘stupid’ he is.

 

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Video- Ovechkin Not Happy With High Hit From Neil

from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider,

“Four guys out there didn’t do their job, maybe they decide to celebrate New Year’s too early right before the game and they didn’t see headshots [from] Neil against me,” Ovechkin said. “He fell on the ice, it was kind of embarrassing to see.”

“I saw him, I felt like he going to hit me shoulder to shoulder I was ready for it but he hit right in my head, right in chin,” Ovechkin said. “I ask referee, ‘Why you didn’t see it?’ He was two feet from me he said ‘I didn’t see it’. The league try to fight through [headshots] but I think the referee didn’t see it at all.

“I step in there, come up from the corner and he just hit me straight up in the chin,” Ovechkin said. “It was, I think, bad hit and I think league have to look at it.”

more and watch the hit below...

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Chris Neil Not Happy With Hit From Brooks Orpik

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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Video- Nasty Collision Between Chris Neil And Chris Kelly

 

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Morning Line

“This is where I was drafted. This is where I want to be.”

“To finally get something done — we’ve been talking for a little bit now — it’s a great feeling. It worked out for both sides, the team and myself, and I’m really excited about it. I like the direction the team is going and I want to be a part of it.”

-Chris Neil after signing with the Senators today.  More from Rob Brodie of the Senators website.

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Neil Agrees To Extension In Ottawa

from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun,

Chris Neil has signed a three-year contract extension with the Senators, the Sun has learned.

It’s believed the deal is worth $5.75 million and will see the team’s career penalty minutes leader make $2 million in 2013-14, $2 million in 2014-15 and $1.75 million in 2015-16.

Neil, who will earn $2 million in 2012-13 as part of his current agreement, could have become an unrestricted free agent next July 1. Instead, on that day, the right winger will get a $200,000 bonus as up-front money on the next season’s salary.

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Video- Chris Neil Hit On Brian Boyle

No penalty on the play but some of the “web talk” called it a dirty hit.

In my opinion, it may have been a little late, but holding off until a better view becomes available.

added 10:59pm, Embedded a better look at the hit video, put the original video below…

added 10:38pm, via an Elliotte Friedman tweet,

We looked at Neil hit for lateness, was .25 seconds after puck. NHL standard is .5. League will have to determine if head shot

added 11:17pm, Tortorella post-game on the hit, scroll to the :30 second mark in the 2nd video below…

added 1:59am 4/22/12, a 3rd video added below, the MSG feed.

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Video- Sens Head Back To Ottawa Tied 1-1 With The New York Rangers

Thanks to this OT goal by Chris Neil, the Sens defeated the Rangers 3-2.

Watch game highlights below…

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Video- My Teeth Just Rattled! Chris Neil Hit On Johnny Boychuk

added 10:40pm, Another video of the hit, this time with Jack Edwards making the call. Watch it below…

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Video- I Think We Can Agree, These Are The Kind Of Hits We Want To See

First, Chris Neil on Luca Sbisa and below is Zach Bogosian on Tomas Kopecky.

Both clean hits, no retaliation, players just got up and continued to play.

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Chris Neil Gets Two For Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Neil hit Alex Ovechkin in the corner, Oveckin came back with a stick blade to the midsection of Neil.

No penalty for Ovechkin.

added 10:01pm, via Ian Mendes tweets,

Neil on Ovechkin: “It was almost like a pitchfork right in the gut…we make mistakes out there and so do the refs.”

Ovechkin on Neil incident: “I’m not that kind of player…who would spear someone.”

added 11:54pm, Another video with the opposite angle can be watched below…

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Video- You Make The Call, Chris Neil Hit On Mikhail Grabovski

No penalty on the play.

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Zach Smith Takes a Head Shot

Zach Smith takes a shot in the head coming through the middle; Chris Neil and Ben Holmstrom duke it out.

Smith looks alright, far as we know. The only penalties on the play were to Neil, an instigator and misconduct.

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Don’t Trade Chris Neil

from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun,

It does make financial sense to trade Neil, the team’s all-time penalty minutes and pointed facial expressions leader.

But doing so would not only be one tough pill for the Senators to swallow, it would also be wrong.

Such a hit on their team toughness, they cannot take.

At $2 million per, Neil is now the fifth-highest-paid forward on the team. Some will tell you that’s a lot of coin for a third-liner. Then there’s the fact he’s got two more years on his contract.

But you can’t put a price on loyalty, on dedication, on determination and on the pain both suffered and inflicted for the good of the cause.

In Ottawa, other players care deeply about their team. But Neil doesn’t just wear his heart on his sleeve — it’s all over his bruised and battered body.

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Derek Boogaard Uses His Stick On Chris Neil

Suspension worthy?

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Neil Not Happy With Ryan Whitney Cross-Check To The Head

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

Chris Neil woke up with a headache Wednesday….

While Neil was on the ice for the club’s 30-minute practice Wednesday at the Saddledome, he wasn’t happy the refereees only gave Whitney a two-minute minor.

Not only did Whitney drill Neil in the head, he also caught him in the shoulder.

“That was a headshot, for sure,” said Neil. “You want to get that kind of stuff out of the game. I didn’t even see him coming. I know he’s behind me, but my back is to him. I wasn’t even facing him. That’s the kind of player he is, he’s kind of a backstabber.

“I didn’t really know what happened off the get-go. I’ve seen that play before and guys have gotten a (five-minute major) and kicked out of the game. I know the referees saw the first one (to the shoulder), but they didn’t see the second, obviously.”

read on and watch a video of the play below…

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Another Knee On Knee Hit Debate

from Chris Stevenson of the Ottawa Sun,

The Senators’ injury-riddled lineup took another heavy hit with Devils tough guy Andrew Peters responsible for the latest calamity. He knocked winger Chris Neil out of the game with a knee-on-knee hit with six minutes to go in the first period. Neil had gone back to get the puck when Peters came flying in and smashed him, Peters’ knee making contact with Neil’s left knee.

Neil hobbled off the ice, went straight to the dressing room and did not return.

Senators GM Bryan Murray thought the hit was dirty. There was no penalty called.

“(Peters) led with his knee,” he said.

Neil blamed himself.

“I didn’t see anything wrong with it,” said Neil. “I put myself in a vulnerable spot and opened myself up. I got there late and he came barrelling in there. You give your lumps and you take your lumps.”

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Chris Neil Hit On Victor Hedman Tonight

Hedman being evaluated and will not return.

No penalty called on the hit.

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Neil Gets Payback On Downie

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

The Senators finally got even with Steve Downie.

Dean McAmmond might be long gone, but Downie’s cheap shot from two years ago (earning him a 20-game suspension) wasn’t forgotten last night. Chris Neil nailed Downie, a Tampa Bay Lightning winger, with 6:04 left in the third period of a 3-1 pre-season win last night in front of a packed house at the Brandt Centre.

Neil was given a charging minor and game misconduct for his hit along the boards in the dying minutes.

“I didn’t get him as good as I would like to have,” said Neil. “He drops his gloves with me and then he says, ‘Oh, I’m not fighting.’ He tried to flip me. I got him with some good ones. I wish I got him with some better ones.

“I’m not concerned at all (about supplementary discipline). I finished my check. It might have been a little late. It was a clean hit. It’s one of those things. He was just lucky he was able to get me down before I got going.”

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Neil May Be Moved If Extension Talks Fail

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

Senators GM Bryan Murray told Sun Media yesterday that he’s held talks with Neil’s agent, Todd Reynolds, about a contract extension, but the sides aren’t close to a deal and that could mean Murray will trade the 29-year-old Neil rather than risk losing him as an unrestricted free agent in the off-season.

“For both of our sakes I think it’s fair that we have an answer (by the trade deadline),” Murray said. “I mean, if we’re not close in dollars, then obviously we don’t want to lose players for nothing if we can help it.”

Neil, who is making $1.25 million (all terms US) this season, would not only be a valuable commodity on the open market, he’ll also be a huge asset at the deadline. It’s believed the Senators’ asking price will be at least a second-round draft pick and possibly a prospect.

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One Of The Better Fights Of The Year

Chris Neil vs. Shawn Thornton last night…

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Big Hit Of The Night

from the Thrashers Blog,

Ottawa’s Chris Neil delivered one heck of a shoulder to Bryan Little 18 minutes into the second period of Tuesday night’s game. Little had his head down, and Thrashers coach John Anderson called it a clean hit, but his players clearly went out to defend their teammate.

Eric Boulton challenged Neil to a fight, and Neil declined, Anderson said. Boris Valabik wagged a finger and talked some smack from the bench.

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Senators Lose Fisher & Neil

from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun,

Senators centre Mike Fisher is expected to miss two weeks with strained right knee ligaments, it was announced after practice this morning.

The news is worse on Chris Neil.

The rugged right winger will have arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. It’s not yet known how long Neil will be out of the lineup.

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Motivating Ticket Sales

From Ken Warren at The Ottawa Citizen,

On Thursday night against the Atlanta Thrashers, Ottawa Senators right-winger Chris Neil crossed the fine line he skates as a member of the NHL’s agitator/enforcer class.

It wasn’t the first time, it won’t be the last and, even though Neil was widely criticized for showing off to the crowd while fighting the Thrashers’ Eric Boulton in the second period and for taking a double minor penalty late in the third period, during which Atlanta scored twice—he says he won’t change how he plays the game.

“I’m here, I’m a motivator,” said Neil, taking issue with observers who claimed his WWE-style antics in waving to the crowd during the fight had no place in the game and served to inspire the Thrashers. “I get the fans going and that’s part of my job. That’s a trait I do (during) fights at home games. I don’t do it on the road. It’s for our fans. We don’t sell tickets on the road. We sell them at home.”

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Neil Ready To Play Broadway

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

Chris Neil is more than willing to dance on Broadway tonight.

The Ottawa winger, who will face the Rangers for the first time since he separated Sean Avery’s shoulder with a hit during last Saturday’s 2-0 win, says he actually hopes New York players try to hunt him down….

“It wasn’t like I hit Jaromir Jagr, I hit Sean Avery. He’s a guy who can stick up for himself as well. You’ve got to be disciplined in the whole situation and don’t put your team down. They might look at sucking you in.”

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