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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 1:49 am
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

Boudreau is just mad they don't have a buffet during the game.



Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: April 20, 2011 1:32 am
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

This porky pig should keep his mouth shut.  MSG happens to be one of the loudest arenas.  His team is a bunch of overrated, high ego players who are chokers.  Last year, they blew a 3-1 lead against the 8th seeded Habs (no disrespect to them) because they were very cocky going out there like they had the thing wrapped up.  They may beat the Rangers, but they will flame out at some point because this team is bad defensively and their goalie stinks.  But to say MSG is bad?  It is the World's Most Famous Arena and great sporting moments have taken place here.  When its teams are in the playoffs, it's about as loud as an arena as they come.  He should watch his opponent, the Rangers, in 1994 and any Knicks game throughout the 1990's and in particular, the game Larry Johnson hit the 4 point play.  It was so loud and the place exploded that it could have hit the Richter Scale.  He only has a job because he has Ovechkin as a player and when this team flunks out early again, Porky Pig will not be hired by another team.



Since: Feb 19, 2011
Posted on: April 20, 2011 12:20 am
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

This from a fat slob who spent half of HBO's 24/7 with bbq sauce or some such stuff smeared all over the corner of his mouth. Go back and watch it; it's plain as day. He's a pig. That said, I've worked in MSG and it's filthy inside and out, and not particulary loud. It's the nature of sports at MSG, whether it's Knicks or Rangers. Most true fans can't afford to be there more than once a year, and it's filled from rafter to rafter with corporate types making business deals, or wanna-be corporate types that have managed to get their hands on a pair of tix that filtered down the food chain in their office. They know or care nothing about the game they're going to.



Since: Feb 3, 2007
Posted on: April 19, 2011 11:54 pm
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

Lot's of witty comments, but nothing to convince me what BB said isn't true...



Since: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: April 19, 2011 11:51 pm
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

The site of looking at a cross between Porky Pig and a Level 3 would silence just about anyone.



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: April 19, 2011 10:55 pm
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

This fat little puff ball should keep his mouth shut until he wins something---balming everybody else for all his previous and future chokes---hmmm sounds like a job in the white house is up next for humpty dumpty.  With all this talent he has to stoop to crying about calls and crowd noise and arenas blah, blah, blah....Hey puffy--either this team is overated or YOU are a LOUSY coach



Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: April 19, 2011 10:05 pm
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

What a clown, beaudreau also blamed the refs for the ticky-tacky penalties called  and not their poor play- this curley-from-the-3-stooges look alike should keep his mouth shut....I wish Mo was still alive to come along and give him a nose crack.



Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: April 19, 2011 9:39 pm
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG




Since: Mar 10, 2007
Posted on: April 19, 2011 9:25 pm
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

Which is funnier?

1. Boudreau thinks he's a good coach cause camera's follow the team with the 3rd or 4th best active forward, and 3rd or 4th best active Dman on the same team.
2. Boudreau is the only guy to realize this is quite possibly his last or at best second to last season he will ever be head coach in the NHL.
3. Caps fans think they know hockey.




Since: Mar 10, 2007
Posted on: April 19, 2011 9:21 pm
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

"His reputation is far better than his actual skills," Boudreau said about himself in an interview on the station. "he's nothing. His locker room talks are horrible. The bench talk is horrible. There's no room for anything but f bombs. But the reputation of being the coach of the stanley cup champion capitals is what makes him famous."

For the life of me, what has this guy done that is impressive? Give Tortorella Ovechkin Semin and Green, and he'd have 2 or 3 rings already.



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