TORONTO - Clarke MacArthur could remain diplomatic for only so long.
On Saturday morning, hours before the Senators took the ACC ice, the veteran winger revealed his true feelings about Leafs coach Randy Carlyle.
"If you pass him in the hallway, will you say hi?," MacArthur -- who moved from Toronto to Ottawa as a free agent in the summer -- was asked after the morning skates.
"No," he said. "I'm going to go with no on that one."
MacArthur was naturally angry and embarrassed when Carlyle made him a scratch in the playoffs last spring. But there's more to his bitterness than that.
"It's well known Bobby Ryan didn't have a great relationship with Carlyle (when the two were in Anaheim)," MacArthur was reminded. "How about you?"
"I didn't have a relationship (with him)," said MacArthur. "Not many guys do.
"It's one of those things where he runs the show there, and everyone knows that. That's the way it is. It's worked for him in the past. He's got a Cup from that. But at the same time there's other ways to do things too.