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by Paul on 12/09/08 at 11:19 PM ET
from Damian Cristodero of Lightning Strikes,
Tocchet was so upset with Melrose’s characterization, he felt like he had to sound off.
On Melrose continuing to bash the Lightning: “Yeah, I’m disappointed. I’m not a fan of people who go to the mike all the time to air their dirty laundry. You have a problem, it should have been done before.”
On Melrose saying Tocchet is being directed by ownership: “I take it personally, to be honest with you. I’m not a puppet. Ownership doesn’t tell me who to play. They are very supportive of me. I have a great coaching staff that helps me make decisions. Like I said, this is our training camp now. We’re starting to put a system in place, which I think we’re getting better at. We now have a system….”
In case you missed the earlier comments from Melrose this morning, start here.
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