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Bruce Boudreau On Protest Outside Canadiens Game: "If You Don’t Like It, Don’t Come'

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Last week Zdeno Chara of the Bruins put a nasty hit on Canadien Max Pacioretty that forced him into a dividing wall outside the rink, and left him in the hospital. It was a brutal hit that probably could have been avoided. Last night, there were people outside of the Capitals game against the Canadiens in a demonstration against head shots.

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I don't think anybody wants to see those kinds of injuries in hockey. But that doesn't mean that fans need to protest to bring it to the League's attention. At least that's what Caps coach Bruce Boudreau seems to think, according to Sean Gordon and the Globe and Mail.

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"Yeah, all right!" Boudreau snorted when asked about it. "Don’t come. If you don’t like it, don’t come to the games! Players realize they could get hurt, they don’t want to do it, but unless you’ve played and seen what goes on at the speed of the game, you’re not going to be able to argue with it.

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"And listen, I don’t want to get into any controversy, but if that was Hal Gill that hit David Krejci I don’t think there would be a protest tonight."

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Sounds like he may be headed for a little bit of a controversy. Not that he is wrong, but I don't think you ever want to seem "pro head injury." That's not what he is, obviously, but I wouldn't be surprised if someone twists his words around.

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