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SportAvalanche's Nathan MacKinnon says he mishandled things in heated exchange with coach Jared Bednar

05:05  12 january  2019
05:05  12 january  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon gets into heated exchange with coach Jared Bednar

Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon gets into heated exchange with coach Jared Bednar Gabriel Landeskog was visibly trying to calm down MacKinnon on the bench in the Avalanche's 5-3 loss to the Flames on Wednesday. Gabriel Landeskog was visibly trying to calm MacKinnon down as he was getting animated on the bench. He was so heated he actually fell off the pine and had to be helped back up. MacKinnon then appeared to mouth "do your f—ing job" at Bednar. Things got HEATED between Nathan MacKinnon and Jared Bednar on the Avs' bench. pic.twitter.

Jared Bednar (born February 28, 1972) is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player. He is the current head coach of the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL). Bednar played junior hockey with the Western Hockey League' s Saskatoon Blades, Spokane Chiefs

Nathan MacKinnon — the Avalanche ' s alternate captain and second-leading scorer — got into a heated exchange with head coach Jared Bednar in Colorado's 5-3 loss to the Flames on Wednesday. Gabriel Landeskog was visibly trying to calm MacKinnon down as he was getting

Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon says he mishandled things in heated exchange with coach Jared Bednar © Provided by Perform Media Channels Limited

Nathan MacKinnon simply mishandled things.

After the Avalanche assistant captain was caught on tape appearing to yell "do your f—ing job" at coach Jared Bednar in Colorado's loss to Calgary on Wednesday, MacKinnon was apologetic when speaking to reporters Friday.

MacKinnon told the Associated Press he was mad at himself when he saw replays of the incident where he looked "like an idiot screaming," and made sure to emphasize everyone in the locker room loves playing for Bednar.

The 23-year-old did say he thought the team should have pulled the goalie earlier in the 5-3 loss to the Flames, but acknowledged he mishandled the situation.

Bednar spoke to reporters after the incident as well and said he wasn't bothered and he respected MacKinnon's “fire, passion and emotion.”

The Avalanche started the year on fire opening the season with a 6-1-2 record through their first nine games and a 16-6-5 mark through 27.

But, since then, Colorado has gone 4-10-3 over its last 17 games and now sits in a wild-card spot after leading the division early in the year.

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