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    Miller, Kane, trade words instead of fists

    Tim Rosenthal January 1, 2017

    The Bruins and Sabres met for the final time in the 2016-17 regular season on New Year’s Eve. If it were up to Kevan Miller and Evander Kane, they would be facing each other at least one more time.

    The two will have to wait to renew acquaintances for at least another 10 months, but that didn’t stop them from leaving their parting shots following Saturday’s set of circumstances.

    During the second period of the B’s 3-1 victory, Miller and Kane appeared willing to drop the gloves. But for a third straight game involving the Black and Gold, the linesmen stepped in to break things up. Kane nor Miller landed a punch and each was given a minor for roughing, while Kane was also given a 10-minute misconduct.

    Instead of battling each other with fists, the two have traded blows in a war of words.

    “I think [Kane] was excited to fight when the referees came in and not before,” Miller said on Saturday, “so that’s all I’m really going to say about that.”

    I can only imagine that prompted Kane to respond to Miller’s comments on Twitter. But that didn’t stop Miller from responding again to Kane less than 24 hours later.

    “I’ve been informed about [the tweet],” Miller told Ty Anderson of WEEI.com after Sunday’s practice at Warrior Ice Arena. “You guys can kinda pick and choose for that. You saw the game, right? I said my piece after the game. He wanted to fight when the refs and came in, and now he’s using Twitter, which is whatever you wanna call it — seems he has to say that when we don’t play them again.”

    “He knew I wanted to [fight], there’s no ifs ands or buts about it,” Miller added. “Everybody on his team knew I wanted to, and I’m pretty sure everybody on his team knows how I feel about him.”

    It looks like the first Bruins-Sabres game will be circled on Miller’s calendar for the 2017-18 season. Whether or not Kane will have that date highlighted is anyone’s guess.

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    Tim Rosenthal

    Tim Rosenthal serves as the Managing Editor of Bruins Daily. He started contributing videos to the site in 2010 before fully coming on board during the Bruins' Stanley Cup run in 2011. His bylines over the last decade have been featured on Boston.com, FoxSports.com, College Hockey News, Patch and Inside Hockey. You can follow Tim on Twitter @_TimRosenthal.


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