Controlled Defiance

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Controlled Defiance
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Leadership has long-defined what Michel Therrien values most about the group he's helmed all season long. On Friday morning, the veteran bench boss stepped up to the plate himself in defense of a fallen soldier. “Yesterday, I didn't have the right to talk about the [Lars Eller] incident and I won't do that again today. But, one thing is certain, I've got the right to respond to [Senators head coach Paul] MacLean's dis-respectful comments,” said Therrien, referencing MacLean's insistence that Senators defenseman Eric Gryba's hit was not to blame for the injuries Eller suffered on Thursday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at the Bell Centre.

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