Found February 08, 2013 on Sportress of Blogitude:
I have been watching hockey for essentially my entire life — I’m from Minne-SOH-Tah, duh — and I cannot recall a time when an NHL head coach has drawn a penalty for making stupid faces at the officials. Savagely berating them? Sure. Throwing crap out on the ice? Most definitely. But for making a “derp face”? Nope. Well, I can cross that off my list of “Things I Have Never Seen” (yes, it was on there — my list is quite extensive), as the Tampa Bay Lightning’s exquisitely named head coach, Guy Boucher, drew a bench minor for abuse of officials for that very thing late in the third period during the team’s tilt against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night. Trailing 2-1 and already down a player with Martin St. Louis in the penalty box, Adam Hall was sent to the sin bin for a high stick after the officials on the ice missed what Boucher clearly believes to be an icing call on the Devils. And that’s when the magic happened.   Fantastic. Herp-da-derp-da-herp-da-derp. And the GIF good...

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