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Capitals coach blasts Madison Square Garden

Head coach Bruce Boudreau of the Washington Capitals
Head coach Bruce Boudreau of the Washington Capitals Getty Images/Christian Petersen

Bruce Boudreau is no stranger to needling opposing teams' hockey fans.

But the Washington Capitals coach may get an especially loud reception Wednesday night from Rangers fans after he blasted Madison Square Garden and its faithful following his team's loss Sunday.

Appearing Monday morning on The Edge's Kirk and Mike Show, Boudreau didn't hold back when asked about the iconic arena's reputation.

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"Well, the one thing, its reputation is far better than the actual building," the coach said. "I mean, it's nothing. The locker rooms are horrible. The benches are horrible. There's no room for anything. But the reputation of being in Madison Square Garden is what makes it famous."

Listen to Boudreau badmouth MSG

It's no secret that The World's Most Famous Arena is in disrepair - and the building's facelift is coming soon. But Boudreau's insults will be sure to light a fire under Rangers fans - especially his comments about the arena's volume.

"Our building's a lot louder, too," the coach said. "So I mean, they can say what they want, but it's not that loud in there."

Maybe Boudreau has a point - after all the deafening roar from the Verizon Center crowd was loud enough to rouse one sleepy head during Game 1 in D.C.

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