Best post-firing press conference (probably of all-time): Paul MacLean, Ottawa Senators
Paul MacLean was fired as head coach of the Ottawa Senators on December 8 after four seasons with the team, during which he compiled a 114-90-35 record and guided the team to two playoff appearances. MacLean even won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL’s coach of the year in 2013, but ultimately was made the scapegoat for this year’s talent-strapped Senators, who were 11-11-5 at the time of his firing.
However, his ouster did provide us with a post-firing press conference that proved that MacLean’s sense of humor is on par with his phenomenal mustache. His press conference had it all, from a Taylor Swift reference to a superfan crashing it to profess her unrequited love for MacLean. Watch and enjoy.