Linesman Bryan Pancich #94 drops the puck for a faceoff between Mika Zibanejad #93 of the Ottawa Senators and Olli Jokinen #12 of the Winnipeg Jets during an NHL game at Canadian Tire Centre on January 2, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/NHLI via Getty Images)
Here’s a story from Nikita Filatov’s days with the Columbus Blue Jackets, shared by Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, who covers the team:
“One of Filatov’s many previous coaches calls him into room with video guy for one-on-one film work, to show him instances where they want him to crash the net and get to rebounds, create scoring chances.
After four or five clips, Filatov steps back from the monitor, looks at the coaches and says, flatly: “Filly don’t do rebounds.”