Glenn Healy says Montreal Canadiens forward Lars Eller could have predicted his comments would backfire on him.
The Hockey Night in Canada analyst discussed Eller's verbal jab at the Edmonton Oilers with hosts Rob Pizzo and Kelly Hrudey on Hockey Night in Canada Radio on SiriusXM on Wednesday.
Eller said Edmonton sometimes "played like a junior team" that was "all over the place" before the Oilers' 4-3 victory over the Canadiens on Tuesday night. Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins took offence to Eller’s comments, but Healy says he thinks the 24-year-old Danish centreman didn't mean any harm.
"I'm sure the comment was made in an innocent way in a sentence … not thinking it was going to be blown out of proportion," Healy said. "I'm sure he learned his lesson because stuff like that, you know it's gonna end up on someone's chalkboard."
Listen to Healy's full audio interview above.
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