"...through a straw" as Don Cherry helpfully added here.
That was Kenny Hitchcock on the Sens' now notorious (for all the wrong reasons) winger Marty Havlat. The context was the record-setting donnybrook that broke out late last season (pre-Bertuzzi/Moore era, it should be duly noted).
If Brian McCabe is originator and master of the Can Opener, then Marty Havlat has patent dibs on the Meat Cleaver. A pretty damn shameful move that shouldn't have happened once let alone repeated. If you're looking for Havlat apologies, you'll not find them here -- that's what they pay Don Brennan for. Havlat has now "earned" his rep as a dirty player, much to the delight of opponents whose taunts can now rise above mere gamesmanship.
The NHL's division of labour should see to it that guys like Havlat skate like a demon and score loads of goals while guys like Chris Neil are available to police the treatment of their star players. Neil did immediately intervene, earning 17 penalty minutes (including instigating, of course) for his efforts. Havlat is simply too fast and too skilled a player to be scraping the gutter with package-boots.