Jon Cooper Takes a Shot at Leafs' Player in Post-Game Comments

Published April 21, 2023 at 2:01 PM
BY JULIEN TREKKER
     
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In Game 2 against the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Tampa Bay Lightning played poorly and it was evident that the Leafs dominated the ice.

Following the game, Lightning head coach Jon Cooper made some aggressive comments in the post-game press conference. His remarks raised eyebrows, especially considering his team's 7-2 defeat.

Leafs' head coach Sheldon Keefe recently decided to move O'Reilly to the third line to strengthen the center position's depth. When asked about the Leafs' improved center depth due to Ryan O'Reilly's new placement, Cooper had a candid response.

Cooper's Bold Remarks About Leafs' Players



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"Give me Point, Cirelli, and Paul all day. Against anybody in the league."


It appears Cooper might not have been watching the same game as everyone else, as the Leafs' centers outplayed the Bolts'.

In Game 2, the Leafs saw Tavares scoring a hat trick, O'Reilly providing an assist, and Matthews notching three points. For the Lightning, only Point managed to score an assist.

The next games will be in Tampa Bay and we can expect a lot of action as tensions between the two teams can only rise from this point.

As reported on Hockey Patrol - Jon Cooper Takes a Jab at Leafs Players
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