TARRYTOWN, NY – If this was Dan Boyle’s final day as a New York Rangers defenseman, he made it a volcanic one.
The Rangers players met the media at their practice facility for the final time after their five-game elimination at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins. One of the most anticipated interviews was Boyle, the 39-year-old pending unrestricted free agent whose time with the team was likely over and whose NHL future was murky at best.
As reporters crowded around him, Boyle noted the presence of one in particular: Larry Brooks of the New York Post, whom you may remember from his years-long battle with former coach John Tortorella.
Before speaking to the media scrum, Boyle said he wanted Brooks to leave the interview area, offering a personal criticism of his work as well.
“I don’t want him here,” said Boyle.
“What?” Brooks said. “You know, the feeling’s mutual, man.”
“Nobody likes you. Nobody respects you. Just so you know,” said Boyle.
“OK,” said Brooks.
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