Peter DeBoer snaps on reporter after loss in Game 5.

Peter DeBoer snaps on reporter after loss in Game 5.

The head coach of the Dallas Stars loses it on a reporter who asks the wrong question after Game 5.

Jonathan Larivee

The Dallas Stars suffered perhaps their toughest loss of the 2024 Stanley Cup playoffs on Friday night when they were thoroughly dominated from bell to bell by the Edmonton Oilers over the course of 60 minutes of playoff hockey.

Although the Stars would show some life with a late goal in the third period, they were never really competitive throughout the course of Game 5 with the Oilers cruising on a 3 goal cushion for a significant portion of the contest. So dominant was the performance on the part of the Oilers that it left some questioning the level of effort the Stars had brought out on home ice.

One of those questioning the effort from the Stars was reporter Tim Cowlishaw of the Dallas Morning News, a question that unfortunately earned him the ire of Stars head coach Peter DeBoer. Cowlishaw would ask DeBoer about the lackluster effort from his team in Game5, causing Deboer to go on an fiery tirade in response.

"I mean listen there's always things you can do better," admitted DeBoer. "You can sit here and question our character if you want, you haven't been around all year, I haven't seen you here all year."

When Cowlishaw objected to the notion that he was questioning the character of the Stars players, that only caused DeBoer to get even more irate.

"You are, that's what you're doing," said a fired up DeBoer. "I'm not gonna do it, you go ahead and write whatever the f*** you want."

It was perhaps DeBoer's most contentious moment behind the microphone since taking over as head coach of the Dallas Stars, but no doubt one that his players will appreciate. To hear DeBoer in his own words you can check out the short clip below.