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ROD BRIND’AMOUR BASHES OFFICIALS, GETS FINED BY THE NHL

Even though the game against the Boston Bruins went into double overtime, Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour was no less furious about a call in the second period after the game ended.

"This is why the league’s a joke, in my opinion, on these things,” Brind’Amour told The News & Observer. “That one is a crime scene.”

In the second period of the Canes 4-3 OT loss to the Bruins, Boston's Charlie Charlie Coyle ended up scoring on an open net after Anders Bjork appeared to have taken the puck from Petr Mrazek’s glove. Brind’Amour challenged, arguing that there was an illegal hand pass when the Bruins’ Nick Ritchie knocked the puck out of midair with his glove before it ended up with Mrazek. The referee's call stood, and Carolina was assessed a minor penalty for delay of game. Check it out:


Brind'Amour is angry that Referee Chris Lee ruled Mrazek had possession of the puck, wiping out the hand pass -- in his eyes, an admission the officials botched the call by failing to blow the whistle when Mrazek froze the puck -- and awarding the goal. But Brind’Amour said afterward that the referees wouldn’t give him any information about the call on the ice, leaving him with a 50-50 choice of which of their potential mistakes to challenge.

"They came to me, and I said, ‘If he has possession of it then it’s goalie interference. If he doesn’t have possession then it’s a hand pass. It’s one of the two. I don’t know what you’re calling on the ice,’” Brind’Amour said. “All he has to do is tell me. ‘We’re calling it non-possession (by Mrazek),’ then we’re challenging a glove-hand pass. If it’s possession, then goaltender interference. I said, ‘Tell me the call on the ice.’ They wouldn’t do it when I say, ‘What is the call?’ So I had to flip a coin."



“I said, ‘What was the call on the ice?’ and he said, ‘You’ve got to call one or the other.’ It should be so easy. If they said the goalie had it, then it’s an easy call. They wouldn’t tell you. It makes no sense. I know we weren’t the better team, but if that goal doesn’t go in, do we win that game? I don’t know.”

Not long after Brind'Amour's comments, the league announced he'd been fined $25,000 for speaking his mind.

"Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour has been fined $25,000 for comments following Game 1 of the team’s First Round series against the Boston Bruins," the league said in a statement. "Additionally, Brind’Amour has been assessed a conditional fine of $25,000, which will be collected, in addition to any subsequent discipline, in the event of similar inappropriate behavior through Aug. 12th, 2021.


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AUGUST 12, 2020  (18H10)
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