After they were eliminated from the playoffs by the LA Kings, the Phoenix Coyotes once again distinguished themselves by crying about… wait for it… the officiating. Here are the comments of their captain after the loss:
The NHL needs to step up and send Doan, and other Coyotes, a request for compensation.
Remember when the same refs Doan blasted didn’t call a penalty when Raffi Torres launched himself into the head of Marian Hossa? What happened when Joel Quenneville voiced his (appropriate and completely justified) opinion? The league fined him $10,000.
So what happens to Doan, a captain, when he says the same garbage?
Furthermore, the league needs to talk to the Coyotes about their pathetic acting. Michal Roszival, who was the subject of Dustin Brown’s late-game hit and left with assistance.
Yet their captain, Doan, and previously suspended Martin Hanzal both had sharp words with Brown in the postgame handshake line, and their Academy Award-eligible goalie, Mike Smith, said Brown should be banned forever for the hit, and used Torres’ hit as a reference point.
Here are the post-season comments from Coyotes GM Don Maloney. Skip to 8:10, where he reveals Roszival has “nothing serious” – aka “a bruise.”
They’re still owned by the NHL, and the league needs to defend itself by slapping these idiots with the same fines they’ve previously given Quenneville, John Tortorella of the New York Rangers and others.