Re: Now this made me laugh from coach Therrien. Good ol' propaganda !
posted at 5/6/2014 7:45 AM EDT
In response to Bookboy007's comment:
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=451348" rel="nofollow">http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=451348" rel="nofollow">http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=451348
The TSN story puts things in a bit of context - Therrien thinks he's responding to "jabs" by the Bruins? CJ's comments about the reffing in game 2 anyway. Apparently the perception is that Krug and Hamilton talking about beating Price high when there's traffic is all about sending a message through the media.
If the Bruins really are trying to "send a message", I'd have to agree with Price - not much of a grand analytical insight that you need traffic and to shoot high on, oh, every goaliel in the playoffs.
My favorite part is Therrien saying "we don't play that game" right after saying he thinks the Bruins get a way with a lot.
Are you not entertained?!?!
Good stuff, book. B's & Julien are in his head, that's good for the team. Love this nugget..."Whatever comments they make on us, I'm not a coach that's going to start making comments the other way. It's never been my philosophy. I don't like that."
Other than responding in the media?
Bad news is they are playing in Habs-ville with the worst officials in all of professional sports.
"It's the same thing with Claude. He's not happy with all that ‘crap,'" he said. "I thought they got away with a lot of things as far as I'm concerned, but they try and influence referees. That's the way they are. That's not going to change. That's the way they like to do their things. But for us, we're not paying attention to those things. We all know what they're trying to do but it doesn't affect us at all."
Therrien went on to say his team isn't going to focus on more retaliation through the media but rather to stay focused on their game plan on the ice.
"We want to play hard and honestly we all understand the discipline is really crucial," he said. "Whatever comments they make on us, I'm not a coach that's going to start making comments the other way. It's never been my philosophy. I don't like that. They can say whatever they want. It's their choice. But we know what we have to do to get success."