Tocchet’s bond with Neely



TAMPA — During his media briefing after his club’s morning skate today, Tampa Bay Lightning interim head coach Rick Tocchet was asked about a fight he had during his playing days with current Boston Bruins Vice President Cam Neely.

“You see this nose? Do I have to say anything more?” said Tocchet with a chuckle.

Then Tocchet spoke seriously after his former teammate with the Bruins in 1995-96 and 1996-97.

“When I got traded to Boston, we hung out all the time, we were best friends. I kind of lost touch with him the last couple years but it’s nice to see him today. It’s nice to actually see him in his position with the Bruins because I think he can really make this organization proud. He was a hell of a hockey player and I think he’s going to be a hell of a (vice president).”

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