Jim Playfair Has Meltdown Video: AHL Hockey Coach Goes Crazy
Abbotsford Heat Head Coach Jim Playfair Had a Meltdown During a Game Against the Hamilton Bulldogs. Here's the Jim Playfair Video
It's not easy being an minor league hockey coach. Just ask former NHLer Jim Playfair. The head coach for the AHL's Abbotsford Heat went crazy after one of his players received a major penalty.
The Jim Playfair meltdown video shows the coach losing his mind at referee Jamie Koharski, the son of former NHL ref Don Koharski. Playfair screams at Koharski, then takes grabs hockey sticks out of his player's hand and smashes then on the boards. He even rips off his blazer making him look like some sort of hybrid between Don Cherry and Hulk Hogan.
Not surprisingly, Jim Playfair was given a two-minute bench minor for "abusive language" and a 10-minute game misconduct.
So Why Did Jim Playfair Go Crazy?
Here's what happened. Abbotsford's J.D. Watt ran into Hamilton goaltender Cedrick Desjardins while pursuing the puck. Watt was given a five-minute penalty for charging, along with a 10-minute game misconduct. Watt thought he should have received a two-minute minor for the Desjardins hit and protested the call. Watt got so angry that he had to be escorted off the ice by a linesman.
Koharski skated over to Abbotsford bench to explain the call to Jim Playfair. He clearly didn't like what he heard. After the explanation, Playfair went ballistic.
The Abbotsford Heat didn't respond well to the Jim Playfair meltdown. Already down 2-0 at the time of the incident, the Abbotsford Heat gave up two more goals, losing the game 4-0.