While the rest of the hockey world discusses the obscene gesture the Islanders’ James Wisniewski made toward Rangers’ pest Sean Avery, Chris Neil has heard worse.
“Who knows what Avery said to him to start the whole thing,” said Neil. “I don’t think Wisniewski is a guy that’s normally like that, first time offender, but there’s other stuff out there that’s worse than that, for sure.”
Players are shown videos during training camp of gestures they can not make, the throat slash being one of them. Another will now no doubt be added to the list.
“I have probably seen it along the way somewhere, but maybe not as long,” said Neil. “That was a pretty good clip of it.”
Asked if he ever uses his hands to get a message across to an opponent, Neil said yes, but in a different way. “If I’m getting into it,” said Neil. “I’m going to be dropping the