Gillis denies telling O'Brien to fight
From the Globe and Mail:
"In no uncertain terms was he told he had to fight," Gillis said last night. "How he ever got that message is unbeknownst to me. He clearly misinterpreted the message that we were trying to send, that each player has to be accountable and work hard individually."Yep. That's what I thought. O'Brien isn't the sharpest tool in the shed.
Gillis said O'Brien was told he had to play more physically with and without the puck and not take as many minor penalties, but added "we don't ask players to fight."