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Brandon Prust On The Comments He Made About Referee Brad Watson

from TSN,

Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust apologized on Tuesday for the comments he made about referee Brad Watson following a Game 2 loss on Sunday.

Prust said he wishes he could take back what he said about the official.

"I was emotional," Prust told the media on Tuesday.

Prust said he figures he will be speaking with the league about his comments.

Prust, 31, said that Watson verbally assailed him following a roughing penalty late in the first period of Tampa Bay's 6-2 win over the Habs in Montreal.

"I thought the original call was kind of soft and I let him know on the way to the box," said Prust.


added 3:47pm, video of Prust talking to the media is below...

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TreKronor's avatar

“I thought the original call was kind of soft and I let him know on the way to the box,” said Prust.

Bingo.  The players dish it out to the refs all game long; Watson gave it back, and Prust couldn’t handle it.

Posted by TreKronor on 05/05/15 at 01:42 PM ET

Canucklehead's avatar

On one of the vids I saw of the incident, you can see the exact moments when Prust crossed the line (twice) with the ref.  Prust says he said it was a soft call.  Pretty sure he wasn’t that polite about it.  I doubt it went like this:  “Mr. Watson, sir, I do believe the call you made was a little on the soft side.”

Posted by Canucklehead from Ottawa, Ontario on 05/05/15 at 01:48 PM ET

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