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Therrien curiously notes he knows where Brassard’s injury is

May 24, 2014, 3:58 PM EDT

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Derick Brassard said he’s going to play in Game 4 for the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens coach Michel Therrien took note of that in a most peculiar way.

While speaking with the French media following practice on Saturday, Therrien said he expected Brassard to play and, as TVASports’ Renaud Lavoie shared, they might know a bit more about what kept him out of the lineup for Games 2 and 3.

Knowing a guy is playing hurt is one thing, but knowing exactly where he’s hurt and fessing up to that is a little… Strange. It’s also not the first time Therrien has confessed this brand of knowledge.

During Montreal’s four-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Ondrej Palat‘s return to the Lightning lineup saw Therrien say something similar about know where Palat’s injury was.

It’s nothing other than something curious to note, but with how hot the tempers in this series have become it’s something to mark down.

  1. patthehockeyfan - May 24, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    Theirren must have consulted his Ouija board.

  2. c1md6 - May 24, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    He sounds like a coach who’s desperate.

    • joey4id - May 24, 2014 at 5:05 PM

      a desperate whiner….. great coach, stupid mouth

      • c9castine - May 24, 2014 at 5:34 PM

        desperate? stupid mouth?

        his mouth had a lot of influence on the 2nd round.

        hes playing everybody and not many are smart enough to see it.

      • broadstreetbeatdown - May 24, 2014 at 5:39 PM

        Yeah, cause targeting players returning from an injury is something new to the NHL.

  3. newgod99 - May 24, 2014 at 4:25 PM


  4. brandotho - May 24, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    As if it was even possible, the Habs are becoming more and more insufferable

  5. gallyhatch - May 24, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    The Canadiens knew where Chara was injured too.

  6. 7mantel - May 24, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    Does he mean Brassard is his new intended target !

    • joey4id - May 24, 2014 at 5:01 PM

      Seriously! I’ve written this before, every team as an idea of which player on the other team is injured, and can guess where he’s injured. But! To come out and say it like that is pretty irresponsible, and dumb.

      Bobby Clarke once broke a Russian’s ankle, which knocked out the player and helped Canada beat Russia in an 8 game series. So, taking a shot at someone you know is not 100% is nothing new.

      • 7mantel - May 24, 2014 at 5:14 PM

        LOL joe I was being facetious ! Ive been around the block a few times and know that even though you think i don’t know merde !

  7. billiam55 - May 24, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    can we just win the next two games and be done with these assholes!

  8. charlie24zz - May 24, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    “We”…site full of Rangers fans

  9. c9castine - May 24, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    chitter chatter about nothing. hes provoking thought in the rangers heads.

    and when he says “hockey is a small world” take a wild guess who he might be talking about. his former team and city, who still have a lot of respect for him, got beat by the rangers in the previous round when brassard was injured.

  10. 19to77 - May 24, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    You can always gauge Therrien’s panic level by how much talking he does, and what about. The Price injury is a good example – in the postgame presser, he said he thought it was “obviously accidental.” His own words. The next day he found out his star goalie was out for the series, panicked, and since then he’s insisted time and time again that it was reckless and purposeful. He’s two-faced, weak-willed and his solution to everything is to blow hot air at the problem and hope it buys him some weak calls in the next game. It’s pathetic.

  11. dolphincult - May 25, 2014 at 12:06 AM

    Atleast there was intelligent banter with bruin fans in the last round

  12. djshnooks - May 25, 2014 at 12:48 PM

    Good, send someone after it. They DID take out your goalie…take him out!

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