Yzerman, Lightning Come Close to Denying VERSUS Interviews
December 6, 2011 3 Comments
From Chris Stevenson of the Toronto Sun:
Steve Yzerman was one of the most gentlemanly players you could meet. He’s a thoughtful, soft-spoken man. But he is not letting go of the feud that has developed between his Tampa Bay Lightning and the Versus commentators — Pierre McGuire, Keith Jones and Mike Milbury — who ripped his club for the 1-3-1 fiasco Nov. 9 against the Philadelphia Flyers. Yzerman and the Lightning considered boycotting Versus interviews when the network showed up to televise the Tampa Bay game against the Minnesota Wild this week but granted access in the end. Yzerman did put it out there that a repeat of the kind of comments he heard Nov. 9 and the Lightning would shut the door on Versus. Apparently Versus commentator Brian Engblom came close to ticking the Lightning off again when he asked the Bolts’ Marty St. Louis if the system keeps the team from scoring as many goals as it might otherwise.