Considering the flare-up of emotions over the Nov. 9 game between the Lightning and Flyers, the discussion at Tuesday’s general managers meeting in Toronto was pretty tame.
“Just a general discussion and an exchange of opinions and views on that game and the way the game is played in general,” Lightning GM Steve Yzerman said took place.
The Flyers purposely stalled their offense several times in the game by holding the puck in the defensive zone rather than attack Tampa Bay’s 1-3-1 trap. The purpose, apparently, was to make a statement about how the 1-3-1 is stifling the game’s offensive flow and creating a boring product.
The discussion in Toronto, Yzerman said, wasn’t so much about the Lightning and