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The Battling Coaches

from Michael Hurley of CBS Boston,

Michel Therrien was asked Monday for his thoughts on such complaints about officiating as well as Dougie Hamilton’s assessment of some vulnerabilities of goaltender Carey Price, and the Montreal head coach pulled no punches.

“It’s the same thing with Claude. He’s not happy with all that ‘crap,’” Therrien said, regarding Julien’s colorful reference to the officiating in Game 2. “They try to influence referees. That’s the way they are. That’s not going to change. That’s the way that they like to do their things. … But we all know what they try to do.”

With those comments, the gloves are officially off.

To be fair, Julien did say before the series began that he hated Boston when he coached Montreal, and now that he’s coaching Boston, he hates Montreal. Still, even during his mid-game tirade that drew a penalty, Julien never expressed any issue with the Canadiens or their organization.

“The referee — I kind of told him that I didn’t agree with his calls,” was all that a wryly smiling Julien told the media after the Game 2 win.

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Michelle is complaining about another coach complaining to the officials?

Posted by teldar on 05/05/14 at 05:50 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

Wish Babs would’ve called it what it was.  An attempt to sway the officiating in game by painting a picture after a bad game.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 05/05/14 at 06:49 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Leave the whiny bitchy acts to coaches of other teams.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 05/05/14 at 07:52 PM ET

Mistercristo's avatar

I never thought I’d agree with Michel Therrien.

Posted by Mistercristo from Cameron Frye's garage, circa 1987 on 05/05/14 at 08:29 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

I’d be embarrassed to be fans of of teams with coaches like that.

It seems like the Wings run into that situation every post season and it definitely changes the way the next game is called.

Carlyle, Therrien, Julian, Quennville.  All whiny bitches.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 05/06/14 at 10:23 AM ET

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