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Sport Wild’s Jason Zucker apologizes to Bruce Boudreau for post-game comment

05:25  20 october  2019
05:25  20 october  2019 Source:   nbcsports.com

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Jason Zucker apologized to coach Bruce Boudreau on Saturday for comments the Minnesota Wild forward made on Thursday and took his share of the responsibility for the Wild ' s 1-6-0 record to match the worst Again, there's no reason that I should have used Bruce 's name in that quote in any way.

Forward Jason Zucker has hit a boiling point and stressed that from coach Bruce Boudreau to his teammates, everyone within the organization needs to Zucker : "I think more than (a meeting' s ) going to have to jumpstart us to be honest with you. It’ s going to be each individual guy from Bruce on down.

The Minnesota Wild are off to an absolutely brutal start to the 2019-20 season having won just one of their first seven games.

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Following their most recent defeat, a shutout loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, Jason Zucker vented some frustration and said that everyone on the team needed to be better. Not exactly an earth-shattering comment for a 1-6 team, but what made it into a story was that he specifically mentioned coach Bruce Boudreau by name.

The exact comment: “I think more than (a meeting’s) going to have to jumpstart us, to be honest with you. Bruce has got to be better. We’ve got to be better. Everybody’s got to be better. That’s it.”

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Zucker clarifies post - game comments . In the wake of the game in Montreal on Thursday, Wild forward Jason Zucker created a stir when he mentioned coach Bruce Boudreau by name when saying everyone on the team needs to get better. While Zucker did not mean to single his coach out

Bruce Boudreau and Jason Zucker spoke with the media following practice in St. Paul. Condensed Game : Wild @ Canadiens. Bruce Boudreau practice update from Montreal.

Anytime one of the top player’s on a team mentions the coach by name as someone that needs to be better — especially one that is seemingly already on the hot seat — it is going to get some attention. In Zucker’s case, it got a little more attention than he wanted, and after apologizing to Boudreau on the team plane after the game on Thursday, publicly apologized on Saturday.

“I’ll start by first apologizing to Bruce,” Zucker told Wild reporters on Saturday, via Michael Russo of The Athletic. “There was no reason for me to use his name in that quote in any way. That’s completely on me. My intention with the quote was to state that everybody needs to be better and needs to do more and pull more weight, and 99.9 percent of that is on the players.”

Zucker apologizes for calling out Boudreau

  Zucker apologizes for calling out Boudreau Jason Zucker regrets calling out head coach Bruce Boudreau earlier this week. "I'll start by first apologizing to Bruce. There was no reason for me to use his name in that quote in any way," Zucker said to the media on Saturday. "My intention with the quote was to state that everybody needs to be better 99.9% of that is on the players." Zucker's comments were made after the Minnesota Wild lost 4-0 to the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, dropping their record to 1-6-0.Despite the harsh criticism, it seems Boudreau understood where his player was coming from."His whole thing was that everyone has to be better.

Wild winger Jason Zucker had five shots in a 3-1 loss to the Avalanche on Tuesday night at Xcel Energy Center. Once he got checked out Saturday during the game , Zucker knew relatively soon that he’d be able to keep playing. “Sometimes you get numb feelings throughout and once that starts

Jason Zucker of the Minnesota Wild had some pointed things to say following his squad' s 4-0 defeat at the hands of the Montreal Canadiens. Despite the chat, Wild forward Jason Zucker still had plenty to say about the team, including head coach Bruce Boudreau .

He went on to call it a poor choice of words on his part and again reiterated the fact that everyone needs to be better.

Zucker has two goals for the Wild through the first seven games of the season.

He has been one of the Wild’s best players for a few years now but still found himself as the centerpiece in two different trades that fell through by former general manager Paul Fenton.

The Wild are back in action at home on Sunday against Canadiens before playing seven of their next 10 games on the road.

Adam Gretz is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @AGretz.

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