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Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

Posted on: April 19, 2011 1:38 pm
Edited on: April 19, 2011 1:50 pm
 

If Bruce Boudreau isn't familiar with a Bronx cheer, he soon will be.

Apparently the Capitals coach doesn't get the aura of Madison Square Garden. In an interview with a Washington radio station, Boudreau shared a few thoughts on the "World's Most Famous Arena." Here's betting he didn't make any friends in New York.

"Its reputation is far better than the actual building," Boudreau said in an interview on the station. "It's nothing. The locker rooms are horrible. The benches are horrible. There's no room for anything. But the reputation of being in Madison Square Garden is what makes it famous. Our building is a lot louder, too. They can say what they want, but it's not that loud in there."

Did you leave anything out, coach?

Apparently. Here's what he had to say about the Rangers' approach to Caps defenseman Mike Green, who just returned from an absence from concussion.

"It was to the side of the head, and it was a dirty shot. I hope the league looks at it," Boudreau said of a hit in Game 3 from Marc Staal. "That's exactly what we're trying to get out of the league and out of the game. Staal comes in, there's no puck, he takes his arm, he swings it at his head, but it's all forgotten because we score a goal to tie the game up.

"It shouldn't be forgotten and it wasn't the only time they targeted Mike's head."

As if the New Yorkers needed a reason to get more riled up. Just ask Pedro Martinez how it can be after saying anything bad about either New York or its teams.

MSG will surely be as loud as Boudreau has ever heard it before from here on out, especially if the Rangers are able to stay toe-to-toe with the Caps in the series. As for the other charges, well, they might be on target, but that won't matter much to the patrons. If he wants loud, he'll get it.

-- Brian Stubits

Comments

Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: April 20, 2011 2:01 pm
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

     Caps will come out fired up tonight and kick some Blueshirt ass.  Then, they wrap it up at home in five!



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: April 20, 2011 1:54 pm
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

The "shut your mouth" comment was directed at Boudreau, not the poster.  I try to maintain a policy of civil discourse; and not turn this into a forum of name calling for 12 year olds.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: April 20, 2011 1:51 pm
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

I actually don't mind riling up the other team in their building. They have brought their best thugery and they are behind. Maybe this gets them off their game a little trying to make the too big hit or slash and we get a few PP. When the Caps win tonight it really won't matter because we won't have to come back to this hole until next year.

And if you want to know the truth, Yankee Stadium was the same way. They have the championships and should be proud of them, but why did it take so long to get a stadium that didn't have lead paint pealing off the walls and handrails. It was a crap hole and anyone that says different is lying.

Most of our teams suck and so does the parking, but the stadiums in the DC/Baltimore area are top shelf, and yes a home game in Washington is deafening compared to MSG and it is a home ice advantage.

LETS GO CAPS

Actually most of the comments in this thread are irrelevant to the actual game.  My building is louder than yours...my father can beat up your father.......etc., etc.

It is just another case of Boudreau opening his mouth again and sticking in his foot.  Focus on the game.  If you don't like Staal's hits, send a message; dress King for a game and let him at him.  NY would miss Staal a great deal more that Washington one of their goons, but for heaven's sake, just shut your mouth.  The incessant whining is getting thin.

I wouldn't get too overconfident in this series.  So far each team has "held serve," and game one in Washington came down to the wire.  The ONLY thing Washington can do to live down their recent history is to perform on this ice.  Then and only then will the critics be silent.





Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: April 20, 2011 1:46 pm
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

Too funny. Last I looked NYC was the cultural and financial capital of the US, if not the world. That does make it special.
As judged by the good people of the east coast.



Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: April 20, 2011 1:44 pm
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

But.... Hes right.... MSG is a sh !t hole.... 



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: April 20, 2011 1:28 pm
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

He oozes stupidity through his pores like a skunk oozes out a stink.

As a caps fan, do you want this fat bastard back if the caps do anything less than win the cup?

 Spot on. Honeslty, I didn't think the Rangers had a shot in this series. I figured maybe 6 games if they steal one of the first 2 in DC. Boudreau is the only reason for hope for we Rangers fans. Talent-wise, it's a mismatch except for the goaltending.


One last thing. Will Joe Biden show up for Game 6? If he does, will he stay awake?



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: April 20, 2011 1:18 pm
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

 actually don't mind riling up the other team in their building. They have brought their best thugery and they are behind. Maybe this gets them off their game a little trying to make the too big hit or slash and we get a few PP. When the Caps win tonight it really won't matter because we won't have to come back to this hole until next year.

And if you want to know the truth, Yankee Stadium was the same way. They have the championships and should be proud of them, but why did it take so long to get a stadium that didn't have lead paint pealing off the walls and handrails. It was a crap hole and anyone that says different is lying.

Most of our teams suck and so does the parking, but the stadiums in the DC/Baltimore area are top shelf, and yes a home game in Washington is deafening compared to MSG and it is a home ice advantage.

LETS GO CAPS


Actually this is a very good post. However, I don't think the Rangers will fall for the bait because this is a different Rangers team then in the past. In fact, no Rangers players have responded and Torts only responded to the Staal accusation.

MSG can get very loud. However, the Rangers haven't played well at all at home over the last 2 years. The've been a very good road team. I don't believe home ice was the difference in games 1 or 2. I believe it was the play of Ovechkin and overall talent depth of the Caps. The Rangers only advantages are the guy between the pipes and the coach. If he doesn't stand on his head, the Rangers have no shot. The coach can't score goals. However, in a tight game, he could help.

If the Caps lose tonight, then Boudreau's remarks will be magnified. Why would you want to do this in the first round of the playoffs? It's just incredibly dumb and unnecessary. Doesn't he have any faith in his team to just win the game?



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: April 20, 2011 1:10 pm
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

You NYers are only riled up because you guys all have the false impression you're something special. 

Too funny. Last I looked NYC was the cultural and financial capital of the US, if not the world. That does make it special.



You dirtbags like to sling a lot of crap, so how's it feel when it's hurled back at you hahaha

 The only part of your statement which is true is crap. That's what Boudreau's statement is.


The best part is, Ranger fans do suck - your arena is like a funeral home. 
 Obviously, not an English major. Ranger fans show up every night win or lose. MSG is in terrible shape, that why it's undergoing a renovation. Few if any are disputing that. Boudreau just looks petty and dumb.


Plus BB can say that because he has the better team and wil wi the series. 

 He has the better team. If he doesn't win the series, he's out of a job. However, if he knows they're better, why say anything at all? That's what smart coaches do.

 

 




Since: Feb 24, 2007
Posted on: April 20, 2011 1:10 pm
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

I actually don't mind riling up the other team in their building. They have brought their best thugery and they are behind. Maybe this gets them off their game a little trying to make the too big hit or slash and we get a few PP. When the Caps win tonight it really won't matter because we won't have to come back to this hole until next year.

And if you want to know the truth, Yankee Stadium was the same way. They have the championships and should be proud of them, but why did it take so long to get a stadium that didn't have lead paint pealing off the walls and handrails. It was a crap hole and anyone that says different is lying.

Most of our teams suck and so does the parking, but the stadiums in the DC/Baltimore area are top shelf, and yes a home game in Washington is deafening compared to MSG and it is a home ice advantage.

LETS GO CAPS



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: April 20, 2011 1:03 pm
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

ha ha Caps Coach pissed Starblazer the phucc off HA HA HA HA HA! 
 Not at all. What he said is just stupid and allows me to get in a few fat jokes. He's the Ray Ratto of coaching.


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