Skip to content
Paul Maurice asks journalists to invent quotes
Credit: Capture d'écran / Screenshot
Paul Maurice leads a good team. The Florida Panthers, under his guidance, reached the Stanley Cup Final last year and easily qualified for the playoffs this year.

But does that mean everything is perfect? No.

Yesterday, the club lost to Patrick Roy’s Islanders. We’re talking about a club fighting for a playoff spot, and they played accordingly. The Islanders are four points out of the play-offs with 10 games to go.

The Panthers, on the other hand, have now qualified for the playoffs despite their defeat. The sense of urgency in Sunrise isn’t intense under the Florida sun, and that doesn’t make Paul Maurice happy.

When the coach met the media, he wasn’t proud of his boys’ effort. How proud? To the point where he refused to comment.

That said, unlike John Tortorella, Maurice did give an answer. He told the journalists at his press briefing to make up a quote of what they thought the coach might say.

He promised not to criticize afterwards. So he won’t be invited to the club of the misquoted.

Today is a day to come up with a cr*** quote.

Take what you think I might say and use it. I won’t cry over the quote. – Paul Maurice

So I decided, with the coach’s permission, to make up a quote legally. It’s not often you get to do that, so you might as well make the most of it, right?

It goes like this.

I can’t believe the playoffs are coming up and the guys are playing like this. It’s disrespectful to the fans who come out to see us play.

If this doesn’t settle down, we’ll be in trouble.

I wanted to go a step further and say that if this continues, Panthers fans won’t be coming to the arena in greater numbers, but you have to be realistic, you know.

And when I looked, I saw that there were over 19,000 fans in the arena yesterday. Since when does the club have fans in the stands?

In bursts

– As long as it’s not David Reinbacher who gets the boot for his Place Bell debut.

– Oh no?

– The issue continues to be the talk of the town.

– What’s wrong with the Flyers? [BPM Sports]

– Big playoff game for him.

More Content