December 12, 2012
Ottawa Senators' Chris Neil takes high road over anti-NHLPA comments by Washington Capitals' Roman HamrlikWon't join in bashing defenceman, proves he's a better teammate than Scott Hartnell, Troy Brouwer
By DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency
Chris Neil makes no secret of the fact he will seek retribution for on-ice actions against him or a teammate.
But for words he does not agree with during the lockout? That’s just not his style.
“Everyone is entitled to their own opinion,” said Neil — the Senators’ all-time PIMs leader and one of the NHL’s toughest individuals — after skating with the Carleton Ravens Wednesday. “The way our society is nowadays, it’s freedom of speech, and everyone is entitled to their own opinion.”