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Bruce Boudreau wasn’t a big fan of officiating last night… Again

Mar 11, 2012, 4:56 PM EDT

Bruce Boudreau AP

Every now and again you’ll get a great rant from Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau. Last night’s loss to the Dallas Stars helped bring Boudreau out of his shell as he took exception to how the officials ran the show during the Ducks’ 2-0 loss.

Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News hears it from Boudreau as he was unhappy about a great many things.

“The funny thing is if I say anything, it costs you $10,000. And if you don’t say anything, nothing gets done. It’s really a double-edged sword,” Boudreau said. “I don’t know if anything gets done. I’d love to be able to get a report that says, `Yes, it’s not good enough and this is the consequences,’ but we never hear. If that penalty on Lehtonen by Getzlaf (goaltender interference) was a penalty, I’ll be a monkey’s uncle.”

Tells us how you really feel Babs.

Boudreau has found that life in the Western Conference is a bit trickier when it comes to the officials for some reason. While we never heard from Boudreau too much about the refs in Washington, he’s been more than vocal in Anaheim sounding off on a couple other occasions.

Blame it on the stress of trying to get the Ducks back into the playoff race if you’d like to, but if Boudreau is going to sound off like this more often, we’re all for it.

  1. sportsfreak13 - Mar 11, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    This seems like the exact headline I saw a week or two ago.

  2. vanfoodman - Mar 11, 2012 at 11:22 PM

    And I’ll say it AGAIN as well, this is the most poorly officiated season I’ve seen in the thirty plus years I’ve been watching the game. Whether it’s missed icing calls, plays not blow dead when the puck is covered by the goalie, phantom penalties or missed high sticks to the face, the officials are all off their collective games. Is this a case of too many veteran officials retiring on mass and being replaced by inexperienced guys or is it confusion over the rules or poor management of the entire group by Terry Gregson? Whatever the case it needs to be fixed before the playoffs and some team loses no only a series but millions of dollars in revenue because of one of these blown calls. Not to mention the PR firestorm that will ensue.

    • sportsfreak13 - Mar 11, 2012 at 11:35 PM

      you will always have human error in the game, the good teams overcome that adversity.

  3. captaincanuck84 - Mar 12, 2012 at 12:03 AM

    Human error is a part of officiating, and I know as I am a ref and have reffed at a high level. Having said that, the refereeing in the past couple of months has been atrocious. They are unfortunately letting the game slide back to the way it was in the dead puck era. While this is happening, the calls they are making are totally inconsistent. Gregson needs to lose his job over this.

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