What Did Jack Edwards Say?

BOSTON (CBS) – Bruins fans who stayed up for the end of NESN’s post-game coverage Wednesday night witnessed an odd moment from B’s eccentric play-by-play man Jack Edwards.

Watch: Jack Edwards post game speech

The minute-and-a-half speech blasted the Canadiens and the way they appear to act like the “royalty” of hockey.

Here’s a sample from the rant:

Yet, those ‘royals’ sit there on their shiny thrones and primp in their hand mirrors and try to dictate morality according to them, about how you can dive, or how you should play, and how you shouldn’t run a player into the center glass.

The speech left many fans puzzled by what they just saw.

Edwards tried to clarify it Thursday morning in an interview with Toucher & Rich on 98.5 The Sports Hub.

“It is about a 5-hour drive from Montreal through those free and independent states of Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. You leave me with enough time to think about things and something’s going to foment and ferment. (laughing)”

“I definitely thought about it and I definitely had a lot of my thoughts in order and I think I got most of them out in the right order last night when we winged it after the game. It didn’t belong in the game coverage and I didn’t want to put it in the game coverage and I thank our producer Brian Zechello for letting me do my venting after the game. I thought about that really carefully, I mean words are really important to me.”

  • Roland Lajoie

    My dad always taught me that if you don’t have anything nice to say…don’t say anything. So……………..

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  • Stucky

    I loved the commentary, and agreed with it wholeheartedly. So nice up here in Canada to get an opinion that is not hand fed right from the Montreal front office through their CBC shills. CBC does such a biased reporting job, and will not even show replays of the obvious diving by the Habs throughout this series. Great call, Jack! Keep ’em coming!

  • John T

    Fire Z… Golf season has started.

    The Commish
    (aka Coach)

    • JT

      PS… We miss you Z on Wednesday nights. :-)

  • James

    As if I really care….

  • gd19

    Jack Edwards, as a member of the media, has to deal with the Canadien’s management and media machine and is privy first hand to their arrogance and ‘we-are-hockey-royalty’ attitude. Guess he just got fed up and tired of it. Good for you Jack, your passion for the game and team are laudable.

  • David Francis

    you’re the man, Jack! Keep it coming…

  • josee larocque

    I think Boston has an inferiority complex. Honestly – I think you get more pleasure out of winning vs the Habs than playing for the Cup!

    Winning against Philly – I don’t think so – you barely made it past Montreal….better practice your power play instead of thowing players into the stanchions…..

    So gracious in victory.

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