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Video: Rask’s profane take on choppy ice

Jun 17, 2013, 11:57 PM EDT

The beauty of immediate, on-ice interviews after games is that players haven’t received a ton of time to filter their emotions and expel a bunch of cliches. Sometimes that beauty can be a dangerous thing for family audiences, however.

Boston Bruins Tuukka Rask must have been delighted about getting a 28-save shutout in Game 3, as he clearly didn’t, um, care much about the quality of the ice:

B’s defenseman Dennis Seidenberg‘s take wouldn’t be part of a George Carlin routine.

“It is pretty bad,” Seidenberg said. “When you try to shoot, try to swing your blade on the ice, it feels like it’s sandpaper. It’s really rough. When you try to pass, the puck bounces. That’s why you have to keep the game simple, like I said. If there’s a play to be made, you have to make sure it’s an easy one. If not, you rather choose to go over the wall and out.”

Seidenberg’s explanation was more detailed, but some would say that Rask’s was more fun. (And filthy.)

  1. sabatimus - Jun 18, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    If you think saying “the ice is so s**ty” is like a George Carlin routine, you haven’t watched George Carlin.

    • hockeyflow33 - Jun 18, 2013 at 1:57 AM

      I did hear him say shi t once so that’s basically the gist of it right?

    • ibieiniid - Jun 18, 2013 at 7:58 AM

      sh**, penis, fu**…….

  2. hockeyflow33 - Jun 18, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    It was almost 90 and wicked muggy in Boston today so the ice conditions aren’t really surprising

    • jpelle82 - Jun 18, 2013 at 9:24 AM

      thats hockey in june for you. doesnt matter where you are playing these days. bet marchand was pissed too, would’ve loved to hear him talk to pierre after that shorthanded breakaway bid that ran afoul.

    • therealjr - Jun 18, 2013 at 11:12 AM

      Nor is it surprising that Jacobs wouldn’t spend the extra coin on de-humidification technology and keeping the ambient temperature low enough before the game so as to create the best surface possible under those conditions.

  3. concoursrider - Jun 18, 2013 at 6:52 AM

    Oh no, he said the dreaded “s-word” on TV??? Well I think they should fine NBC trillion dollars and make Rask apologize to the youth of America for that foul language!!

    WHO CARES?!?! So he said that word, big deal. This shouldn’t even be a story.

  4. convincedofthehex - Jun 18, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    There is no excuse for bad ice in Boston. It is a relatively new building. Tampa has outside temperatures and humidity far in excess of anything in New England and consistently has a good ice surface.

    • dboldave - Jun 18, 2013 at 9:58 AM

      How was the ice in Tampa’s rink last night when they played?

  5. nhstateline - Jun 18, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    the fair comparison is how did Tampa do in the SCF in terms of ice ? In addition to it being almost 90 degrees here yesterday and the high humidity, there is all the extra equipment in the building that isn’t there in a regular season game (extra bodies too with all the media credentials and sponsors). There are only a few games I’ve been able go to in Boston wearing shorts and still feel warm. They’ve all been late round playoff games.

  6. gallyhatch - Jun 18, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    Oh look, another hard hitting, well researched article by James O’Brien.

    Jimmy boy, your bias against the Bruins is getting clearer & clearer every day.

    You’re a hack.

    • bigblackzaranek - Jun 18, 2013 at 2:47 PM

      yeah the bias that comes from using quotes then providing the source with video evidence…

  7. duster011 - Jun 19, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    There is no excuse for bad ice in Boston ( that is more harmful to the skating/passing Hawks than the Bruins). C’mon, what does it take for more A/C in the building to preserve the ice. Imagine the super bowl played on a muddy field.
    Oh, it was hot outside. Well it’s hot outside a refrigerator in Florida too, but it stays cold. This is bad news for hockey that a playable ice can’t be guaranteed in the 21st century.
    I also love the “there was a rock concert last night so the ice is bad” excuse. What idiot does the scheduling?
    NHL- step up to the plate on this.

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