Rimouski coach Serge BeausoleilThe Rimouski Oceanic will get four or their five injured players back in the lineup tonight, surprisingly, since head coach Serge Beausoleil spoke earlier in the week at how injuries to Francis Beauvillier, Casey Babineau, Samuel Morin, Maxim Gravel and Vladimir Bryukvin put his team at a disadvantage headed into his series against 13th ranked Gatineau.
It's not a new tactic in hockey's playoff season to be secretive about injuries, whatever level you play. What is a new tactic though, is starting a war of words with the opposing coach. Beausoleil's secrecy about his club's injuries seems to have drawn the ire of Gatineau coach Benoit Groulx, who responded today, saying that "there's two things Serge Beausoleil really loves doing: talking, and buying the newspaper the next day to read about himself."
The following quotes (and the one above) are my translations from French to English.Read More »from Coaches exchange bulletin board material ahead of Oceanic-Olympiques playoff series