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Habs coach says the Bruins ‘try to influence referees,’ because that’s what they do

May 5, 2014, 4:32 PM EDT


“They try to influence referees. That’s the way they are. That’s not going to change. That’s the way they like to do their things.”

That was Montreal coach Michel Therrien speaking today about Bruins coach Claude Julien, who you’ll recall wasn’t too pleased with the officiating in Game 2 of the bitter rivals’ second-round series.

If you listen to the audio, Therrien also didn’t think much of the Bruins’ comments about Habs goalie Carey Price, accusing Boston of doing the same thing last year in the Stanley Cup Final with Chicago goalie Corey Crawford.

Specifically, Therrien accused the B’s of using the media to put pressure on their opponents.

What comments have the Bruins been making about Price? Well…

Torey Krug: “It seems like almost all of the goals so far have gone to the upper half of the net.”

Dougie Hamilton: “I think we’ve definitely noticed that when [Price is] screened, he’s looking low.”

Translation to maximize controversy: THE BRUINS THINK PRICE IS TOTALLY USELESS ON HIGH SHOTS!

Even if that’s not actually the case.

  1. govtminion - May 5, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    Oh come on. If that’s really what the Bruins do, they didn’t do a good job of it in Game 2. Nine penalties called against them- one on Julien!- means that the refs don’t seem to be particularly biased in favor of Boston right now.

    Speaking as a B’s fan, I really wish the two teams would knock the back-biting media stuff off. There’s enough of a good rivalry between two good hockey teams here, I’d like to see the two teams be above whining about each other for camera time.

    • elmerbrownelmerbrown - May 5, 2014 at 5:05 PM

      This is better than what I heard from THE CHIEF and AV in the Rangers series CRICKETS !

    • joey4id - May 5, 2014 at 5:33 PM

      do you need a roadmap to get what Therrien is saying? because the b’s got 9 penalties is the reason why coach J is coming out with this now. and he’s hardly the first coach in any of the major team sports to try this. war of the words via the press between coaches and players is common during the playoffs.

    • drewsylvania - May 5, 2014 at 7:43 PM

      He’s just baiting the Bruins into playing undisciplined.

      Oh, and because he’s a monumental classless f**k.

      • wettwork - May 6, 2014 at 2:50 AM

        Boston is your right 👍😜

    • blomfeld - May 5, 2014 at 10:05 PM

      I AGREE WITH THIS FRENCHMAN … WHAT HE SAYS IS TRUE !

      God speed Les Habitants and may the goddess of victory smile upon you :)

      • charastein - May 5, 2014 at 10:38 PM

      • dirtyharry1971mom - May 6, 2014 at 7:25 AM

        This is almost as racist as the PK Subban tweets, Congrats!

      • rrsm53 - May 6, 2014 at 8:49 AM

        stuff your canadians, their coach and organization where the sun doesnt shine. Your team is the biggest bunch of whine bags going. Cheap shots are always the Canadian way when you try to respond with your tough guys Montreal your tough guys get KNOCKED OUT………………………… Prust, Moen, and new tough guy Weise pathetic.

  2. titansbro - May 5, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    This guy is a riot. Perfect for Montreal. Look at his face, seems like an honest guy to me. Lol. By saying the Bruins try to influence the referees he is, in fact, trying to influence the referees.

  3. bcsteele - May 5, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    I’m not a fan of either team and I’m just enjoying a good entertaining series so far…

    …that said…these comments from the coach are absolutely stupid.

    Sorry Montreal fans…

    • joey4id - May 5, 2014 at 5:34 PM

      then you don’t get this part of the game.

      • bcsteele - May 5, 2014 at 6:18 PM

        No, I get it. It’s that I believe these actions have no part in the game and are as simply put as I stated…they are stupid.

      • joey4id - May 5, 2014 at 6:34 PM

        But you’re ok with fights. Right?

  4. patfanken - May 5, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    Oh, the irony of it all. The HC of the team who has consistently flopped its way to leading the league in power plays for the last 3 years, complains when the HC of the team who has had the FEWEST power plays in the league the last 2 years, wonders why there is such a discrepancy.

    Montreal getting the “timely” power play call is legendary. Its not just about the Bruins. Just ask the TB organization what they think about all the bad calls THEY got just one series before. Just ask about ANY team that has the misfortune to play the Habs in Montreal.

    Also their fans are entitled jack asses who think they are the ones who invented the game. Its true they led the league for many seasons, but mostly because they continually were able to get their pick of the best players in Quebec regardless of where they finished.

    Just check the record. Since the NHL has repealed that injustice the Habs have been “just another team”. In fact for the last 21 years they have been LESS than that.
    Now they are just “legends in their own minds”. A team and their fans who expect everyone to bend over and kiss their asses for the privilege of playing them. Even though they’ve done NOTHING over the last 2 decades to deserve anyone’s fear OR respect.

    As reported, the city is now bracing for the usual brand of rioting and looting that accompany cup games in that loser city. Great fans, eh? God forbid what would happen should the Bruins come into Montreal and actually have a majority of the power plays. OMG, they’d probably burn the city to the ground.

    • bigbadbruins77 - May 5, 2014 at 5:28 PM

      exactly what I was going to say and am thinking! REALLY!?!? I’ve never seen a team dive so much and get 2-3x the PP!! Nice “timely” PP’s too.

      You can’t beat the bruins fair and square and they know it so they have to result to these antics.

      • wettwork - May 6, 2014 at 2:56 AM

        Actually I would say the beaners can’t beat a quality team without resorting to dirty play …

  5. hockeyflow33 - May 5, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    I almost had a stroke when I read the headline.

    • drewsylvania - May 5, 2014 at 7:44 PM

      Exactly the reaction he’s hoping to get out of the Bruins.

      Channel your rage, boys.

  6. hairpie2 - May 5, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    “They try to influence referees. That’s the way they are. That’s not going to change. That’s the way they like to do their things.”

    Well, i’m sold. He certainly backed that up with plenty of examples.

  7. nateriemer - May 5, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    My issues with Boston probably have more to do with how the game is reffed than the B’s themselves (save for one). First, Boston plays so close to the edge of what is a penalty and what is not, the officials seem to let more things go with them and only call things that are super blatant to avoid having a Bruin in the box the whole game. Second, the Bruins are definitely aware that penalties somehow seem to even out over the course of the game, so they don’t mind taking a few liberties because they know soft calls are coming to even things out. Third, and this is the one that falls on them more than the refs, is the diving. I guess most teams do it, but it sickens me, and the B’s and B’s fans seem to think only other teams do it. Take one look at Chara on youtube and you will find out that he is either diving, or I could knock him down no problem. That penalty he drew to even up the calls against the Wings made me sick.

    The first two are the B’s just taking advantage of the way the game is being called, but I think diving needs to get out of the game, there is plenty of places for that like soccer, basketball, and hell….diving.

  8. muckleflugga - May 5, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    patfanken

    well stated but wrought with flaws

    it can be argued in counter, bruins have the lowest number of penalties because of the cozy relationship they enjoy with the nhl head office, because of colin campbell

    many out west view bruins last cup, lonely as it is in their shallow cup history, was a gift to campbell for his son

    now, colin campbell’s gone, and if i’m not mistaken, stephane quintal is his successor twice removed … now bruins can look for some real-world refereeing and discipline

    and the claim canadiens have been favoured by league rules regarding propriety interest in quebec born players ignores regional provisions given other teams in the day

    simply put, the canadiens had sam pollock … sam pillaged other teams for top draft picks, giving away older players who still offered a semblance of marketability

    canadiens were better, even as leafs and wings were better in their day

    • shortsxit34 - May 5, 2014 at 6:02 PM

      Except since Campbell has left the Bruins have:
      Gone all away to the Stanley Cup Final
      Won the Division/Conference & President’s Trophys

    • dropthepuckeh - May 5, 2014 at 6:05 PM

      Wait, do you really think that the Bruins were given a Cup because of a prior relationship between a player and his dad in the front office? How does that go down exactly and isn’t it incredible that nobody has leaked anything to that end over the past three years? Did they tell the refs to call each game a certain way? An awful lot of people would need to be complicit in your conspiracy theory which is ludicrous and stinks of jealousy and bitterness. As for the “shallow cup history” who in your beloved WEST is such a perennial Cup winner or do you just stake a claim to all of the western teams because your horse is out of the running and it makes for better fodder?

      Montreal did have great years, many because of the picks they were able to take based on the geography of players coming into the NHL. Surely you can’t argue that every team would be playing on an equal level if they had to take local players? Most American teams would have trouble filling out a full roster with Florida, Carolina etc barely even able to get a first line. If the league were meant to be about representing your city, like an Olympics within North America, this sport would be much different, and worse.

      And yes, the Leafs and Wings had their great years. Not so much now. The Bruins are better than those teams over the past few years, as much as it hurts you to acknowledge.

    • pepper2011 - May 5, 2014 at 6:48 PM

      Got more bad news for you. Quintal was a bruin. If memory serves correct, he took out a hab with a flying clothesline too. May have been Wesley…

      • dropthepuckeh - May 5, 2014 at 8:01 PM

        That was Kyle McClaren I believe.

        Quintal also played for Gods team les habitants.

      • pepper2011 - May 6, 2014 at 12:40 PM

        You are correct. Thanks.

    • mangoman1966 - May 5, 2014 at 9:44 PM

      You are dead on especially about SSM Pollock. Rumor has it here in Pittsburgh that the pens were trading for Steve shutt. Instead Pollock sent them rod shutt

    • thesportsjudge - May 5, 2014 at 11:00 PM

      How many Stanley Cup Finals did the Florida Panthers play in when Gregory played there?

  9. pastabelly - May 5, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    This one does not merit a response from Claude. I really hope the Bruins just let this one go and let Therrien make an ass of himself.

  10. c9castine - May 5, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    Therien is playing you guys like a damn fiddle.

    Hopefully (for Bruins’s sake) Julien isnt as mentally soft as you all are.

    • joey4id - May 5, 2014 at 5:36 PM

      Holy stuff….. I actually agree with you.

    • mellard1121 - May 5, 2014 at 8:09 PM

      Agreed and I’m a bs fan , what the hell is he supposed todo every coach in the league does this and every coach in league try to influence refs , babcock for detriot did same thing after game 2 I’m not mad he said it he’s teying to get under their skin and so far its worked b ruins need to smarten up cuz the bell centre is gonna be crazy

      • c9castine - May 5, 2014 at 11:33 PM

        bell center is going to make TD garden look like the secret garden. no offense you guys are avid fans up there but that place is something else and the refs get a little montreal fever every time they are there.

  11. muckleflugga - May 5, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    pastabelly

    it would be tough for anyone including therrien to make a bigger ass of themselves as has julien … julien never stops using the media as a platform for the bruins’ institutionalized and time-honoured whine

    it must work, the bruins fan-base eats the routine hook line and sinker, assimilating the posture of the aggrieved team and city

    boston the wounded

    • charlie24zz - May 6, 2014 at 9:03 AM

      You’re so right…these stupid B’s fans eat up the “crap” (see what I did there?) that their media and HC tells them.

      Honestly, I don’t even care if my Habs win the stanley cup. Just beat these bruins, so I can see all you whiny losers on this site kill yourselves

  12. matt14gg - May 5, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    In the world of hockey Michel Therrien is generally regarded as one of the biggest clowns out there. His level of respect is somewhere below Sean Avery. The ONLY reason he is the HABS coach is because he dutifully obeys Habs management and he speaks french. I wonder if he will come through again this year with some incredibly uncomfortable quote akin to last year when he claimed Gionta was near tears and he wanted to hold him in his arms. He is an awful tactician, panics when things go bad and ends his press conferences near tears. When you wonder why Thomas Vanek is gone the minute his contract is up there will be two reasons…One, he wants to be in Minnesota and two he wants to be as far away Creepy Therrien as possible.

    • joey4id - May 5, 2014 at 6:00 PM

      There is little I despise more than idiotic comments like yours with nothing of substance to back up your claims. “In the world of hockey Michel Therrien is generally regarded as one of the biggest clowns out there. His level of respect is somewhere below Sean Avery.” How the do you know this?

      It doesn’t take a genius to know that Montreal’s future head coaches will speak French. How would the press and public in any city appreciate a uni-lingual coach who doesn’t speak the local language?

      As far as I’m concerned if Montreal signs Vanek, then Bergevin is simply adding a cancer to his team. Back in March I wrote that Vanek is a lazy player who only works hard when he’s within 10 feet of the net. During the first game vs the B’s he was nowhere to be seen. He deflects 2 pucks that ended up in the net in game 2 on the PP. Besides those 2 shifts he floats.

      I was extremely critical of Therrien before he was fired in Pit and criticized his hire as HC in Montreal. He may have faults, and we may not agree with what, when, and how he says what he says, but he’s far from be the a-hole you make him out to be. His record speaks for itself. 130 games, 75 Ws, 42 Ls. Pretty solid.

      Don’t get me wrong. I like Yeo, but his record in the last 130 games is not better than Therrien’s, and Montreal doesn’t have 2 $100 million superstars.

      Think twice before you post smack.

      • matt14gg - May 5, 2014 at 6:19 PM

        I’m in your head Joey and it’s driving you crazy

      • joey4id - May 5, 2014 at 6:34 PM

        Lol! Try harder.

      • thesportsjudge - May 5, 2014 at 11:02 PM

        If I had Crosby and Malkin I could coach them to 75 wins in 130 games.

      • gorilla2nine - May 5, 2014 at 11:30 PM

        I agree with Matt.
        I don’t know anything about what he said. But it sounds true and right to me.

      • joey4id - May 6, 2014 at 4:18 AM

        thesportsjudge, good for you. Therrien did without either player. 😉

      • dirtyharry1971mom - May 6, 2014 at 7:31 AM

        Reading the comments, I came to this conclusion. Joey4id still has less thumbs down than his mom the day she delivered him.

  13. dboldave - May 5, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    I am a Bruins fan but I love this! I love the hate, the barbs thrown back and forth between the teams, the booing of players on other teams and oh yeah, the games played between the two. This may drive me to drink but there is so much to watch here and I am officially embracing the hate!

  14. jason9696 - May 5, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    Are you kidding me?

    The Montreal Canadiens seem to get a lot of breaks when it comes to the officiating. The call against Tampa Bay in game 4 of the first round with a little more than 2 minutes to go in the 3rd period had to be one of, if not, the worst call in the playoffs so far. Get real.

  15. pepper2011 - May 5, 2014 at 6:22 PM

    Sso despite this being “what the Bruins do” they have still been last in the league in PP opportunities for the last three years?

    hmm….

    Or maybe he is right… (GASP). The Habs couldn’t possibly embellish to get calls.

  16. dumbassgreg - May 5, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    lmao no surprise mike and father julien whine whine.. we are victims . world is out to get us. nothing is ever our fault. pure mel gibson people here lmao.prefer sutter we don’t talk about who is hurt just play.

    • hockeyflow33 - May 5, 2014 at 8:29 PM

      Imagine how much clearer your point would be if you wrote in english?

      • drewzducks - May 5, 2014 at 8:41 PM

        If he wasn’t a dumbass…

  17. h0c2000 - May 5, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    I find his comments ironic, seeing as the presser was from the 10m platform.

  18. muckleflugga - May 5, 2014 at 7:04 PM

    dropthepuckeh

    i’m pretty sure wings have owned the bruins during regular season play … what, three of four this year … last year, much the same story … when the bruins won at the joe in game three this year, it was their first win in detroit in seven or eight years … boston strong

    and the big bad bruins had to revert to their standard diving tactics when behind or close against detroit in round one … they have no shame … boston strong

    one game in, they were whining about detroit’s holding yet, it was the bruins who took a decisive holding penalty in the game one overtime against montréal … boston strong

    the bruins and their coach are bald-faced liars … and they’re a team populated with first-class goons like lucic, marchand and thornton … their records speak for themselves

    lucic has a thing for other men’s nuts and ringmeat … to hell with poutine, serve him up a steaming plate of assholes and prairie oysters, the breakfast of champions … boston strong

    marchand’s a five foot piss-all pestilence hiding behind his gooning buddies … he’s of french heritage and frenchmen like kissing other frenchmen … where i come from we have a name for men thusly inclined … boston strong

    thornton likes to slewfoot known cowards, then jump them prostrate on the ice … the three minute man … boston strong

    only the truly deranged fan can support, then defend the low-brow play from that trio … boston strong

    lmao, the things you see when you don’t own a gun

    • matt14gg - May 5, 2014 at 7:34 PM

      I know you’re impressed with yourself cuz you think you’re a great writer and “above” us ugly americans, or worse yet Bostonians, but mostly you are just an insipid bore…and by the way the word is “petulance”, not “pestilence”. I know, you will claim you meant the contradiction, but in reality you did what most insipid bores do, you gave away your pseudo-intellectual facade through your own idiocy.

    • drewsylvania - May 5, 2014 at 7:54 PM

      GFY

    • drewsylvania - May 5, 2014 at 7:55 PM

      Hey mod: We have anti-gay hate and ethnic slurs here. Please ban?

      • hockeyflow33 - May 5, 2014 at 8:30 PM

        Wait, you read his posts?

        I just assume everyone sees his name, five paragraphs of nonsense and just thumb down his post without reading like I do.

    • dropthepuckeh - May 5, 2014 at 8:10 PM

      You missed a “boston strong” in the fourth paragraph which upsets the entire cadence of your attempt at beatnik spoken word.

      You are correct about the Wings vs. the Bruins in regular season but who cares. The Bruins just crushed the Wings in five games in the only season that counts. Also, how do you pull for a team that employs Bertuzzi? Only a deranged self righteous con man prone to fits of public self gratification could throw out such b.s. while his example of perfection shelters such a despicable excuse for a player.

      Sorry the bruins knocked your team out but please keep educating us on real hockey and what everyone in the west thinks.. You are a great ambassador.

    • drewzducks - May 5, 2014 at 8:52 PM

      “…when the Bruins won at the Joe in game 3 this year…” And when they won game 4 it was their second win at the Joe in 3 nights. Once again, Muffy with the mindless rantings of a three-time orphaned castoff. If it wasn’t for the voices in his head he’d have no one to talk to.

  19. dubblelznhell - May 5, 2014 at 7:13 PM

    What a stupid headline that article about Boston solving Carey Price. In terms of GAA, I’m sure Rask had the better year this year….so by the article author’s logic, Montreal has figured out Rask. He’s let in just as many goals as Price through these two games. Some media outlets are overtly ignorant…..

  20. constantrevolution1 - May 5, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    As a neutral observer (Blackhawks fan), it’s just gamesmanship that will have no bearing on the outcome of the series. Julien complained about the officiating last game, so Therrien responds. It’s all ado about nothing. I watched both games in the series thus far, and didn’t see more than the normal amount of marginally questionable calls that you’d see in any game. I should also note that I kind of like both teams (for different reasons), and I don’t care who wins the series. The only team in the playoffs that I think has a legit beef on bad calls is the Wild; it cost them a game in the Avs series and cost them a goal against in yesterday’s game against my Hawks with a bad penalty call that led to a PP goal for the Hawks.

  21. garlandone90 - May 5, 2014 at 7:33 PM

    So many bruins fans its nauseating

  22. charastein - May 5, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    This has to be the biggest damn hypocritical statement made by a coach this year.

    The BRUINS are trying to influence the refs? Really?

    Montreal should be embarrassed. They know flat out they aren’t physical enough to go toe to toe so they dive and flop like penguins at a water park looking to get calls. It’s has gotten to the point that the Bruins have to hold their hands up or drop their stick when it gets held or “chicken winged” just to illustrate to the blind refs that they aren’t doing anything!

    Long past are the days when the Habs could hold their heads proud. Now they are just a disgrace, and have been since the last time Patrick Roy won them a Cup. No wonder he wanted out of there!

    Refs, let the boys play. Let the best team win. Don’t buy into the dives and let the boys play PLAYOFF HOCKEY.

    Playoff hockey is supposed to be when the refs put the whistles away unless someone is taken down on a breakaway or is bleeding like a horror movie victim.

    They should call him for a game misconduct for “unsportsmanlike conduct” for attempting to tamper with the officials!

    Therrien, I wouldn’t wish that haircut you have on anyone except you. Give it up and shave the sucker. You are hanging on by threads!

    Yup, the big, bad Bruins are so scary only the refs can save you. Pathetic. How can it be a glorious victory if you have to dive and cheat to even be in the game??

    Outside of Montreal, is there anyone that likes these guys? The Bruins hate them. The Sens hate them. Toronto hates them…

  23. drewsylvania - May 5, 2014 at 8:20 PM

    The Bruins should treat these statements as what they are: The bleatings of a desperate man who knows his team can’t compete.

  24. charastein - May 5, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    I went to look up Therrien on wikipedia but the article didn’t mention much about his NHL career!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douche

    • davidmessina63 - May 6, 2014 at 9:38 AM

      My favorite comment by far. Pretty funny.

  25. ironyisadeadscene - May 5, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    Well, I see hyperbole has reached an all time high with those jealous of the Bruins’ success….now they know how the Patriots feel

  26. pugsley927 - May 5, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    what a douche

  27. glenno08 - May 5, 2014 at 10:16 PM

    What really irks me is why the game wasn’t on tonight

  28. cloudniner9 - May 5, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    Headline should read ” Pot This Is Kettle”, no team in the league dives, whines and yaps at the refs more then the Habs, not even the Leafs

  29. muckleflugga - May 5, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    matt14gg

    no genius, i wrote pestilence cuz i meant pestilence lmao:

    pes·ti·lence noun \ˈpes-tə-lən(t)s\

    : a disease that causes many people to die

    1
    : a contagious or infectious epidemic disease that is virulent and devastating; especially : bubonic plague
    2
    : something that is destructive or pernicious

    After years of war and pestilence, few people remained in the city.

    Synonyms

    pest, plague

    Related Words

    murrain; epidemic, pandemic; affection, affliction, ailment, contagion, illness, infection, infirmity, malady, sickness; blight, curse, scourge
    more
    pes·ti·lence noun \ˈpes-tə-lən(t)s\ (Medical Dictionary)

    Medical Definition of PESTILENCE

    : a contagious or infectious epidemic disease that is virulent and devastating; specifically : bubonic plague

    try not to let your inferiority complex as an ugly american betray you … most i’ve met are pretty decent people if you can keep them away from firearms

    • bakedbees - May 5, 2014 at 11:57 PM

      Did you mean bald-faced liar or BOLD FACED Liar you English wizard you?

  30. pratt05419 - May 5, 2014 at 11:49 PM

    The Habs need to sit their dive team and get a hockey team. Second they need to stop crying when they are not getting a call every time one of them hits the ice. Don’t get me started on that toto wearing Suban. You give those chicken sh! $ hits but first. When a hit is coming instead of standing and taking it like a man you dive to the ice. Yes you are right Brad did get 5 games for the same move. He was told it was a dangerous play to stand and take the hit. Now the NHL needs to stand up and suspend Suban. They will probably do nothing just because he is on the Canadians and is expected to act in that fashion.

  31. gokovi27 - May 6, 2014 at 12:15 AM

    Wow therrian is a better coach than I give him credit for look how mad this one comment makes B’s. He obviously knows what he said is stupid he just wants to make the more ignorant bruins fans mad with this comment. But u Gotta love prices response to what they said about him that guys a beauty. And all penalties except for maybe one by the Bruins were well deserved.

  32. dolphincult - May 6, 2014 at 12:57 AM

    joey4nuts and blowflow always tagging and trolling other people’s comments. there schtick is old and it would b nice to se them make a comment of their own so we could all troll them back but we know it will never happen.

  33. muckleflugga - May 6, 2014 at 1:18 AM

    bakedbees

    bald-faced you numb-nutted numpty

    bald–faced /ˈbɑːldˈfeɪst/ adjective

    Learner’s definition of BALD–FACED
    [more bald–faced; most bald–faced] chiefly US

    1
    : easy to see and understand as being bad
    That’s a bald-faced [=barefaced, blatant] lie!

    2
    : showing no guilt or shame : not hiding bad behavior
    Don’t believe her. She’s a bald-faced [=barefaced, blatant] liar.

  34. jimthebear - May 6, 2014 at 8:01 AM

    Psychological projection is the act or technique of defending oneself against unpleasant impulses by denying their existence in oneself, while attributing them to others.[1] For example, a person who is rude may constantly accuse other people of being rude.

    Although rooted in early developmental stages,[2] and classed by George Eman Vaillant as an immature defence,[3] the projection of one’s negative qualities onto others on a small scale is nevertheless a common process in everyday life.[4]

  35. flyboystransport - May 6, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    Since when is talking smack wrong? Makes watching more fun

  36. leeeroooyjeeenkiiins - May 6, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    Because the Habs would never do such a thing. Particularly Carey Price, he would never go skating outside of the crease to create contact with another player in order to draw a BS interference call just in case he gives up a goal. No, not this team. They take the high road.

  37. themagicman1223 - May 6, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    The funny thing here is Bruins fans are trying to claim that their team never dives, that is the most hypocritical thing I’ve ever seen. The Habs have some divers, so do the Bruins. Both teams also have players who don’t embellish. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftGo5FR6umY

    Listen, I’m not trying to say that the Habs don’t dive, because I watch all of their games and some players do. But they’re not worse than any other team, they’re definitely not worse than the Bruins in that aspect.

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