Playfair blows gasket

ERIC FRANCIS, CALGARY SUN

, Last Updated: 7:58 AM ET

Is there any doubt things are getting tense in and around the entire Flames organization these days?

As a sure-to-be-popular YouTube clip of Jim Playfair can attest, at least one employee got a chance to let off a bit of steam Saturday.

Upset over a bad call by Don Koharski’s son Jamie that saw Abbotsford Heat forward J.D. Watt ejected for running into a goaltender, coach Playfair grabbed a pair of sticks from his players and smashed them to pieces over the boards while ripping off his jacket as part of the type of highly-entertaining rant you just don’t see any more.

Several of his own players behind him can be seen covering their mouths with their gloves and appear to be laughing during the display.

The outburst came 22 years after Koharski Sr. was called a “fat pig” and told repeatedly to “have another donut” by enraged Sabres coach Jim Schoenfeld who confronted the well-known NHL referee following a playoff loss.

Ironically, early on in Schoenfeld’s playing career the young defenceman was often paired up in Buffalo with future donut magnate Tim Horton.

Now time for more notes, quotes and anecdotes from a sports world wondering how the entire Playfair incident has been received at Stan Mikita’s Donuts.

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