The head coach of the Sens has just threatened Arber Xhekaj live during press conference

Published October 6, 2022 at 9:32 PM
BY JEFF DROUIN

In a press conference right after tonight's game, Ottawa Sens head coach DJ Smith made a comment that is already making the rounds on the web, and it was obviously directed at Arber Xhekaj, according to many:

DJ Smith: "We don't like players from the other team targeting our guys. We'll be ready for the next game."

- Remarks reported by Renaud Lavoie

Wow. Smith is already setting the table for the next game against the Montreal Canadiens, and we really hope Arber Xhekaj is there.


That seems like a clear warning:

"Arber Xhekaj has really gone from, working at Costco, to being so firmly planted in the mind of an opposing NHL coach that the guy is threatened with retaliation before he's even played a regular season game. A meteoric rise." - HabsLinks

You can guess that there are plenty of reactions on social media, both in response to these comments from the Sens head coach, and in praise of Xhekaj's solid work.

Check out some of the responses:








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