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by Paul on 10/07/10 at 06:22 PM ET
from Dan Steinberg of D.C. Sports Bog at the Washington Post,
Before he was apprehended by the authorities, Brooks Laich was spitting fire on Wednesday’s Mike Wise Show, continuing his preseason of molten quotes meant to shame anyone who doesn’t dream constantly of worldly excellence into game shows and a mid-afternoon six pack of pumpkin ale….
And as for the talk that Bruce Boudreau is on the heat seat, you can sort of see where that would come from, because you figure this team has a limited window in which to collect hardware, and you only get so many bites at the apple, and sometimes if it’s not working out you need to hear a different voice in the dressing room, and….
“That’s totally unjust,” Laich said. “Bruce doesn’t play the game. Bruce is the coach, he sets the game plan for us to execute. He’s not the guy that’s out there trying to score a goal or trying to make a pass or trying to make a hit. He does his best. He’s the most prepared guy you’ll ever meet, and I would bet every cent I’ve ever owned on that. You will never lose a hockey game [under Boudreau] because of under-preparation. He cares more about his players and about his team than any other coach in the National Hockey League. You can quote me on that.
“You’ll never find a guy who’s more emotional about hockey, more passionate about it. So any criticism towards him, I’d like to have words with the person that says that, because I think it’s totally unjustified. All the blame should fall on us as players, the people who play the game.”
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