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The Anaheim Ducks Are Unhappy With The Physical Play Of The Dallas Stars

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

Game 3 between the Stars and Ducks featured four roughing penalties, two slashing penalties and three 10-minute misconduct penalties, and Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau blamed the Stars for that.

“I think it was pretty obvious out there,” Boudreau said when asked if the Stars crossed the line. “We’ve warned the refs about them, anyway. It’s just something that I guess you do anything to win, but it’s not something that I think our team would do. We’ll take them and be as physical and be as mean as they want, but obviously they know there’s something wrong with his jaw, so they’re going after it.”

Boudreau was especially upset that Antoine Roussel took on Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf, who was hit in the face with a slap shot in Game 1 and is wearing a cage to protect his face. Roussel was in a shoving match with Getzlaf and touched the mask. Getzlaf then threw a punch at Roussel and Roussel started punching back.

“You’ve got to stay as disciplined as you can, but you’ve got to protect yourself, too,” Getzlaf said. “That’s part of the game. Obviously, I never expected them to target my face that much, but that’s the way it goes I guess.”


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The Poultry is complaining about SOMEONE ELSE’S physical play?
Is this the twilight zone?

Posted by George0211 on 04/22/14 at 08:16 AM ET

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Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 04/22/14 at 09:01 AM ET

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Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 04/22/14 at 09:01 AM ET

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LOL!! “Hi Pot, this is Kettle…” Loved seeing Getzlaugh, et al., smacked around last night. And shut out!!

Posted by pautna on 04/22/14 at 09:41 AM ET

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Boudreau said… “We’ve warned the refs about them, anyway. It’s just something that I guess you do anything to win, but it’s not something that I think our team would do.

It’s always nice to start out the morning with a good laugh. And the comments above only added to it.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 04/22/14 at 10:13 AM ET

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Hahaha.  Now that your star players are a little older you don’t like your own medicine Anaheim?  Hilarious.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 04/22/14 at 10:47 AM ET

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As ironic and hilarious as this may be, I find it disgusting how all these coaches are whining to the media and refs about the other team being physical or “subtly interfering”.

I find it even more disgusting that the next game the reffing standards change according to those complaints.

Not once in 23 years do I recall a Red Wing coach whine like that.  The team/coach take care of things on the ice like they should.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 04/22/14 at 11:16 AM ET

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The NHL coach’s press conference is the hockey equivalent of this.


Posted by awould on 04/22/14 at 11:23 AM ET


...said the pot to the Kettle.  I wonder if coach Boudreau has ever watch his boy Correy play.

Posted by cantskate on 04/22/14 at 12:18 PM ET

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This is too many ways perfect.  The DuhUcks and whining.

Posted by SYF from A tall cool pint of Guinness on 04/22/14 at 12:23 PM ET

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I think I set a new record for nostril coffee jettison

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 04/22/14 at 01:19 PM ET

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Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from Where the GM likes his team. on 04/22/14 at 11:16 AM ET


Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 04/22/14 at 01:26 PM ET


Isn’t that the same complaint the Canucks had against the Bruins a few years ago? Stand up like a man don’t cry to the media, oh he is hitting me in the head. Just makes me lose respect for Ducks.

Posted by Puckbubba on 04/22/14 at 04:21 PM ET

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