Islanders' Barry Trotz Says He Doesn't 'Work' The Refs: 'I Just Respect Them'

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New York head coach Barry Trotz is seemingly happy to sit back and let it all play out.
By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) — Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy really cut it loose on Monday night when he vented for two minutes about the officiating in his team's series against the Islanders. It ended up costing him $25,000.



The Islanders' bench boss was asked if it can be beneficial in a playoff series to make public comments in order to "work" the refs, so to speak. A veteran NHL coach, Trotz opted to take a "New York Saints" approach to the matter.

"I don't work [the refs]. I just respect them," Trotz said. "I've been in the league a long time. It's a hard job."

#Isles Barry Trotz on the idea of "working officials:" "I don't work them. I just respect them because I worked the referee situation in the bubble last year and I got ran over… I've been in the league a long time,…
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