Originally written on Sportress of Blogitude  |  Last updated 2/8/13
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 goodness:   Things unraveled a bit following Boucher’s Herpy Derpy Man display and the Lightning ultimately fell to the Devils by a score of 4-2. Following the game, when asked to comment on exactly what transpired, Boucher said, “I will certainly not comment on that.” Good call, but if I had my guess and if Boucher’s earlier display was any indication, his face told a different story. [H/T Puck Daddy, GIF via @cjzero] TweetThe post Lightning coach Guy Boucher does ‘derp face’ at officials, draws a penalty (video) appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.
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