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Watch Alex Ovechkin Call Bruce Boudreau A “Fat F**k” (Video)
Trailing 4-3 with 1:27 remaining in last night’s game against the Anaheim Ducks, the Washington Capitals were in need of a game-tying goal. In situations like this, Caps head coach Bruce Boudreau usually calls on Alex Ovechkin to work some of his magic, but to the surprise of anyone watching the game and Ovechkin himself, the Caps’ captain was left on the bench for the final minute following a Washington timeout.
As you would expect from any star player who is left on the bench when his team needs a game-tying goal in the final minutes, Ovechkin was not impressed with his coach, and he voiced his displeasure by calling Boudreau a “fat f*ck.”
The Caps would go on to tie the game on a goal by Nicklas Backstrom, and Backstrom would add another goal to earn the Caps the 5-4 win in overtime. After the game, Keith Jones asked Ovechkin about Boudreau’s decision. He had the following to say:
“The Ward and Brooks Laich line played unbelievable today. They scored like four goals. I think it’s a coaching decision, so it’s working.”
Boudreau also commented on the decision during his post-game press conference:
“I thought other guys were better than him and I thought there was just a chance that other guys might score the goal. I mean I’ve gotta put out the guys that I think are going to score the goal, and 99 percent of the time Alex is the guy I think is going to score the goal. I just didn’t think he was going to score the goal at that time tonight.”
The Caps did come away with the win and Boudreau’s decision did turn out to be the right one. Ovechkin was also not benched for the remainder of the game, as he recorded an assist on Backstrom’s game-winner in overtime. That probably won’t stop this story from garnering plenty of attention around the league, but it also appears as though this is just one of those problems that can be easily resolved by an Ovechkin hat-trick the very next game. That could spell trouble for the Carolina Hurricanes, who are set to host the Caps on Friday.
In the meantime, here is a look at Ovechkin calling his coach a “fat f*ck” (0:53 mark).