Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy fined $25,000 for critical comments about officials


He in all probability knew it was coming, however Bruce Cassidy has been fined $25,000 for his feedback Monday evening criticizing the officers. The Boston Bruins head coach was clear that he thought they’re usually good referees, however referred to as them out on their totally different remedy of his group and the New York Islanders.

“We’re enjoying a group that has a really revered administration and training workers, they received a Stanley Cup. However I believe they promote a story over there that it’s extra just like the New York Saints, not the New York Islanders. They play exhausting, they play the proper manner however I really feel we’re the identical manner. The identical calls, the precise calls which can be being referred to as on us don’t get referred to as on them and I don’t know why. These are excellent officers…

“…they only must be higher than that. Simply name the sport that you simply see, stop listening to those outdoors influences and get it performed proper. I don’t suppose they have been nice tonight I’m not going to deceive you. However they’ve been, they’re good officers. I do know these two guys, they’re good guys, good officers. Tonight I simply thought they have been off, however you possibly can say the identical about us.”

The positive will go to the NHL Basis.

Cassidy is clearly pissed off with the best way the sequence goes for the Bruins, who weren’t in a position to come again in opposition to the Islanders Monday evening regardless of drastically outshooting them. New York was in a position to rating on three totally different energy performs within the first two durations whereas taking solely two penalties of their very own the complete recreation. Boston outshot the Islanders 44-19, however went down 5-4 and at the moment are on the point of elimination of their second-round sequence.


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