Brad Marchand wasn’t the only guy on the ice during Nashville’s eventual 3-2 win vs. Boston who had a “reputation.”
It seems like Predators winger James Neal is developing the same sort of permanent record among league officials, as he didn’t just draw an embellishment penalty … he apparently also received a couple words you can’t say on TV.
The NESN broadcast’s live mics caught the “exchange.” Listen in with headphones, as these are NSFW and would require “ear muffs” for the young ones at home.
(It’s likely that notorious official Tim Peel may have been supplying the colorful language.)
Neal must be on some sort of watch list, as he also received an embellishment penalty on Dec. 3, and there were many who believed that he didn’t deserve that call …
Not enough zebras vs. players fun? Read all about the conversation(s) between Derick Brassard and Tim Peel here.
“I have been urging the coach to get him in there,” Rutherford told Yohe. “We need him in there so we can get a better look at him.”
To say the least, people are finding it awfully curious that Rutherford is discussing such differences of opinion with the media. Going further, “Rutherford throws Johnstonunder the bus” shows up in more than one spot.
It may not have been his intention (maybe it was?) but when I read that Rutherford comment all I see is "Not MY fault. Look over there!"