New Jersey Devils coach Peter DeBoer was not pleased at all to say the least following the heartbreaking overtime loss to the Nashville Predators last night.
For a man who usually is calm, collective, and passive, he lashed out in anger at reporters and beat writers in the post game conference. It was not a gem of a freak out like those of John Tortorella, but for DeBoer it was a temper tantrum.
DeBoer was asked a question by reporters regarding the game-tying-goal allowed with only 10 seconds left in the third period and blowing the lead for the second straight night.
He then lashed out,
“It happens to everyone. It’s an 82-game schedule. You all look for tendencies. Oh, they can’t hold the lead. They can’t score. You know what? Give me a break. It’s four games in six nights, we battled hard, we got an unfortunate bounce at the end. We’ll take the point and move on.”
After that, he also said to a reporter in a nasty tone, “Why don’t you apply for apply for a coaching job then?”.
He then followed up with cutting the press conference short, storming off, and slamming the door on the way out. Way to go Pete! He finally has shown some personality for the first time since he has been the Devils coach.
Once again it is nothing compared to the freak outs from former New York Rangers coach John Tortorella we have seen in the past, like this one:
But this is the first time that I can remember that DeBoer had somewhat of a freak out. This is somewhat of a good sign, at least we now know that DeBoer can show emotion.