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Guy Boucher Takes The High Road

from Ian Mendes of TSN,

The normally talkative Boucher was not in the mood to discuss negative comments about his coaching staff attributed to Puempel in Saturday's edition of the New York Post. The Senators head coach interrupted TSN's Brent Wallace mid-question, as the reporter was in the middle of relaying a portion of Puempel's controversial quote to Boucher. 

"I don't want to hear about another team's player.  He's not on our roster. I wish him good luck. That's it," Boucher said flatly. "When they're here we talk about them and we grow with them. And when they are somewhere else, they are somewhere else."

In Saturday's edition of the newspaper, Puempel - now a member of the Rangers - was openly critical of Boucher and the Senators coaching staff, indicating that a change of scenery was beneficial for him.

“They let you play here, they let you play to your strengths," Puempel told the newspaper after scoring a goal in his Rangers debut. "They know there are going to be mistakes. They’re not barking at you every time you come off the ice. It’s beneficial.”

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Filed in: NHL Teams, New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, | KK Hockey | Permalink
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Hootinani's avatar

It’s the same thing that got him let go from Tampa.

Posted by Hootinani on 11/26/16 at 05:19 PM ET

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