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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 1, 2006
Posted on: April 19, 2011 8:59 pm
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

Flyers were lucky to be in the playoffs last year, too.



Since: Apr 21, 2009
Posted on: April 19, 2011 8:03 pm
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

yes mike green should take toughness lessons from Marsha Gaborik.

cause we all know a 90 to 100 mph slap shot to the temple should yield NO injury time........



Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: April 19, 2011 7:53 pm
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

ohhh poor Mike Green.  a wind gust of 5 mph would probably knock mike green over, and he would beg for mercy as he scrapes his knee.  quick anybody got a bandaid!! you know.. the pink one with colorful unicorns on it??



Since: Apr 21, 2009
Posted on: April 19, 2011 7:43 pm
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

it's an old facility. pretty much sums it up. it is iconic. that's about it. it's an old building. weeeee. gee the rangers fans will yell and be loud? oh the shock and horror.



Since: Sep 13, 2007
Posted on: April 19, 2011 6:28 pm
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

Best thing about Boudreau.... every time he opens his mouth... something stupid comes out... 
Keep it up Bruce....
Well, he did more than just drop f-bombs unless it was edited out. "I don't think MSG is that F***ing great. There's no place to put your "f***ing sh*t. The bench space is so small you coudn't even f*** there. And those f***ing NY fans. The fans in Washington scream their f***ing lungs out. On game day, MSG it's so quiet you can hear two mice f***ing and the female rodent isn't even a screamer ..."



Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: April 19, 2011 4:06 pm
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

Best thing about Boudreau.... every time he opens his mouth... something stupid comes out... 
Keep it up Bruce....

Madison Square Garden is Iconic... 
Bruce will be forgotten 10 seconds after he gets canned



Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: April 19, 2011 3:03 pm
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

 wrote:

Yah so too were the Habs lucky to be in the playoffs last year, what happened? 
Jaroslav Halak happened.  The Caps got cocky, up 3-1 and allowed the Habs' anemic scoring to even the series, then steal it.  All the more reason for the Caps to slam the door on the Rangers.



Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: April 19, 2011 2:51 pm
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

The Rangers are lucky to even be in the playoffs- time for the Capitals to put them away.
Yah so too were the Habs lucky to be in the playoffs last year, what happened? 



Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: April 19, 2011 2:42 pm
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

Give Bruce a break.  MSG probably didn't have a Haagen-Dazs at 10:30AM...



Since: Sep 29, 2006
Posted on: April 19, 2011 2:23 pm
 

Boudreau doesn't think too highly of MSG

Not really sure what the point is of talking smack about MSG and the fans. I get calling out players if you think they are targeting your player. Sometimes Boudreau just talks to much. 


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