It goes without saying that Columbus Blue Jackets head coach Scott Arniel is having a tough season as the team has the worst record in the NHL. After losing 4-2 to the Washington Capitals on New Year's Eve when they came into the third period with a 2-0 lead, Arniel was understandably not in the best mood during the postgame press conference.
However, after being caught by a reporter not knowing his team's performance in 4-on-4 situations, Arniel reached his breaking point and angrily walked out of the press conference.
A reporter was trying to make a point about the Blue Jackets' 4-on-4 troubles over the course of the season. Arniel responded: "Have you noticed that on 4 on 4 we've been beaten up on 4 on 4? Goals Against? I don't think so, I'll go and show you the stats on that if you want. That hasn't been a problem for us, but it was tonight."
After the reporter notified him that the Blue Jackets had been outscored 8-1 (over the course of the season), Arniel replied: "Is that what it is? Okay, well I guess you guys have all the answers and are just waiting to jump so, I guess we'll have to work on that too. So just keep piling it on, whatever you want just keep piling it on."
Arniel sounds like somebody who's coming to grips with the fact that he's probably not going to be the head coach of the Blue Jackets much longer.
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