If you remember, Playfair coached the Calgary Flames during the 2006-07 season, which is also known as The Season Before the Mike Keenan Show Came to Calgary. Playfair was an associate coach with the Flames the last two seasons before taking over in Abbotsford of the AHL last summer.
During the game Saturday night one of Playfair's players, J.D. Watt, had a collision with the opposing goaltender and was subsequently ejected by the referee. It looked like a wild play but, to be fair, it's hard to tell with the minor league camera work (no pun intended). Watt was pretty upset about the call and had to be led off the ice by a linesman. After referee Jamie Koharski -- yes, that is one of Don's sons -- spoke to Playfair about the call, Playfair lost it.
On a scale of one to 10 John Tortorellas, with one being the calmest of demeanors and 10 being a nuclear blast, I'd give that a ranking of seven Tortorellas. Playfair earns his Tortorellas with the absolute destruction of a couple sticks that no one saw coming and the good intention of standing up for his player, but loses a couple because this epic blowup left us wanting more. Why didn't he go onto the ice? Why did he stop after two sticks? Did he tell Koharski to 'have another doughnut?' There are so many questions left unanswered.