'Hitchcock, one of the most eloquent men in the game but also a man possessed of a sharp tongue, is no stranger to this. In the past he and Pat Quinn traded jabs during playoff series between the Flyers and Toronto. And there have been other shots across the proverbial bow. But Monday night the tone and tenor of Hitchcock's profanity-spiced "advice" to Buffalo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff reflect something beyond gamesmanship — something closer to panic and certainly embarrassment.'
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