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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: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: April 20, 2011 1:00 pm
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

He is right MSG is a pile of steaming NY crap, but it has history and that is what makes it special, nothing said should be breaking news to anyone.  Wasn't MSG closed for a week or so this year b/c of asbestos falling from the ceiling?  That pretty much sums it up for me. 

No one is saying, the arena is in great shape. That's why it's undergoing a 3-year renovation. What ppl are saying is how utterly stupid Boudreau is for even bringing it up. That's the point.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: April 20, 2011 12:58 pm
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

starblazer: OOOoooohh.... he just stirred the pot! pu-leaze. i guess the caps havent played in a hostile arena before. 10 mins into the game it'll be just like every other one.
and i guess john tortella will be around in 3years? dont think so. maybe he can take up jousting since he likes to spear fans with hockey sticks. or maybe
caps 4-1....
 First of all try editing. Honestly, it's hard to even read what you wrote.

Secondly, the Caps are reknowned chokers. They have the most talent in the NHL and have never played in the final. He's a joke and even Caps fans know that. Remember 2 years ago and how the Rangers nearly beat you?

Thirdly, Torts should be NHL coach of the year for getting this team with zero scoring ability in the playoffs. He also has a Stanley Cup ring. Yep, something Boudreau will never see. Once the Caps go down( and they will), he'll be the first to go.


he can get a water bottle endorcement.
 What's an endorcement? He acted as stupidly as the so-called fans that inhabit that arena.


4-1....

Game 3 score or final result?

 

If the Caps don't beat the Rangers they will be utterly embarrassed. They're the #1 seed. The longer the series goes, the more the noose tightens around his neck. Even if they win it in 6 or 7, it could hurt the Caps later on. They've never shown they can win a war of attrition. Under Bruce, they won't.




Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: April 20, 2011 11:28 am
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

Peanut- I had no expectation coming into this series, but after seeing how laffable your team is, I do.  Really, the #16 seed outplaying the #2 seed for the last 6 periods? A team with no offense hanging with the mighty caps in all 3 games? come on gimme a break, this series should be 3-0 and the caps should have 12 goals or more on the board with their talent by now

Jcuervo.  I agree with your assessment on BB but your analysis of this series is way off.   This is the NHL playoffs and regardless of how much talent a team has or how much more talented they are blowouts are tough to come by.   The games are close but you're not looking at things the right way because the games are close by design.  The Caps at least up until this year played a different style not suited for the playoffs.  Their run and gun style with little defence and little grit and hard work got them nowhere.  This year they changed the way they play the game and had a great year considering how tough it can be to make changes like that.    Anybody who follows the NHL closely knows the games are normally pretty close.... but in the end most of the time the more talented team wins.  How they win or by how much they win means nothing. 
Boudrea is a moron, that I will agree with you on... no doubt.   But to slam the Capitals for not blowing the Rangers out or not being up 3-0 is crazy... once again this is the NHL playoffs... not the OHL playoffs and not the AHL playoffs......  the games have always been tight and that'll continue to be the case. 



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: April 20, 2011 11:07 am
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

I hate to say it but Boudreau is right.  I remember in the '94 playoffs the NYPD were warning Devils fans to scalp their MSG tickets and go home because it was too dangerous.  Now Devils fans would have nothing to worry about since they're just going to sit with all their Ranger fan colleagues from their same investment bank.  High ticket prices and corporate season tix have ripped the heart out of MSG's atmosphere.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: April 20, 2011 10:49 am
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

What's really funny is his team is winning the series and he stirs the pot. The guy really is a fool. If they somehow choke away this series, he won't have to worry about visiting MSG. He'll be visiting the unemployment line.

Exactly what I'm saying.  Normally only a very stupid coach or a very young coach with little experience is dumb enough to pump up the opposing team before they have to play the biggest game of their season in the very same building he's making stupid comments about.    And once again keep in mind I'm actually cheering for the Caps in this series.... but for BB to be THAT STUPID is mind numbing to say the least. 



Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: April 20, 2011 10:43 am
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

Peanut- I had no expectation coming into this series, but after seeing how laffable your team is, I do.  Really, the #16 seed outplaying the #2 seed for the last 6 periods? A team with no offense hanging with the mighty caps in all 3 games? come on gimme a break, this series should be 3-0 and the caps should have 12 goals or more on the board with their talent by now
.
Redwings fan hit the nail on the head, your coach is a joke, your team is a joke,you and your gay slogans like "rock the red" and "this is not yor father's caps" are sooooooo lame...now i know why, its your coach.

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?



Since: Apr 21, 2009
Posted on: April 20, 2011 10:11 am
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

ha ha Caps Coach pissed Starblazer the phucc off HA HA HA HA HA! 



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: April 20, 2011 9:38 am
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

Nothing BB said is untrue, is it?  What did he say that wasn't the truth?  You dirtbags like to sling a lot of crap, so how's it feel when it's hurled back at you hahaha. The best part is, Ranger fans do suck - your arena is like a funeral home.  Plus BB can say that because he has the better team and wil wi the series.

Hey MG.... take this for what it's worth from a Wings fan that likes the Caps and honestly wants the Caps to do well.  If I was the owner of the Washington Capitals, I would call BB into my office and embarass him.  I'd rip into him so badly he'd leave the room balling his eyes out like a little baby.  And I'd make sure to tell him he better makes sure the Caps win this series or he can pack his bags.   Never, and I mean NEVER should a coach speak out like that before such an important playoff game.   As a coach you shut your mouth and get your team ready to play the next game.  You don't say stupid **** that fires up the opponent.    Amateur move and nonesense from a coach I thought had a brain. 



Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: April 20, 2011 9:13 am
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

He is right MSG is a pile of steaming NY crap, but it has history and that is what makes it special, nothing said should be breaking news to anyone.  Wasn't MSG closed for a week or so this year b/c of asbestos falling from the ceiling?  That pretty much sums it up for me. 



Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: April 20, 2011 9:01 am
 

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.  Nothing BB said is untrue, is it?  What did he say that wasn't the truth?  You dirtbags like to sling a lot of crap, so how's it feel when it's hurled back at you hahaha. The best part is, Ranger fans do suck - your arena is like a funeral home.  Plus BB can say that because he has the better team and wil wi the series. 



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