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Bruce Boudreau unleashes on refs after loss

Posted on: March 4, 2012 11:31 am
 

By Brian Stubits

It's been a stressful time for the Anaheim Ducks the past few weeks. They came flying back into the playoff conversation with a torrid run but still had little margin for error. Well lately, like Saturday night, they have been exceeding that margin for error with results like a 4-2 loss to the Kings.

The resulting pressure is bringing out a lot in the Ducks, including head coach Bruce Boudreau. After the loss to L.A., he let go a lot of his frustrations by unleashing a pretty tough tirade on the referees.

You can view the whole postgame interview below, but here are the money lines. And by money lines, I mean the lines that are likely going to cost Boudreau some money. (Transcribed quotes from O.C. Register. Thanks for the time-saver.)

“Some of the worst calls I’ve seen in a friggin’ long time,” he said. “A game of this importance, we can’t have officiating making calls like that. I mean, there’s three penalties that weren’t penalties.

“Granted, they scored and [it’s] probably sour grapes because they scored, but those things can’t happen. It’s too important. There’s too much at stake for everyone not coming to do their jobs.”

And there was some more in there too. As they say, pressure bursts pipes.

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Comments

Since: Jan 8, 2011
Posted on: March 6, 2012 10:48 pm
 

Bruce Boudreau unleashes on refs after loss

Bruce, is right the Ref's call penalties and are deceiding the outcome of games,
they shouldjust let the players play, and stop calling these phantom penalties. 



Since: Feb 8, 2007
Posted on: March 6, 2012 12:01 pm
 

Bruce Boudreau unleashes on refs after loss

I hate the man, but he is absolutely right about the refs!



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2012 11:28 am
 

Bruce Boudreau unleashes on refs after loss

Ch-Ching! The NHL just made some fine money.



Since: Mar 5, 2012
Posted on: March 5, 2012 6:41 pm
 

Bruce Boudreau unleashes on refs after loss

Bruce is right as the refs determin the outcome of way to many games.



Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: March 5, 2012 10:26 am
 

Bruce Boudreau unleashes on refs after loss

I was worried Bruce might lose himself going out west.
He's still got it!


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