Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Kerrzy's Notebook: Bruins/Flyers or Tyson/Holyfield?

Marc Savard is really making a name for himself in the first two games of his playoff season.

The Boston Bruins forward was the victim of a Matt Cooke cheap shot back in March, missing the final 18 games of the regular season and the first round of the playoffs - 24 games in total - before returning to the lineup this weekend for the start of Boston's second round series with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Savard made an immediate impact in his return, blasting a shot past Philly goaltender Brian Boucher to secure a game one overtime victory, but his name was being mentioned for different reasons on Monday night.

"He bit me. Men don't bite."

Those are the words of Flyers grinder Dan Carcillo, who claims Savard chomped down on his finger during a scrum about six minutes into the second period of a 3-2 Boston win.

"Last time I was bit was in grade school - it's not a good feeling and it's pretty cowardly."

As Savard pointed out after the game though, Carcillo isn't the most honest player in the game and has been known to flash his acting skills here and there.

"Under the pile he tried to pull out my front teeth - if that's a bite, I don't know what to say. I don't know if he wanted me to look like him, but he pulled on them that's for sure. He embellishes a lot of stuff so I think that's what's happened there."

Here's the thing, I've never been at the bottom of a doggy pile with someone jamming their fingers into my mouth in a threatening manner...but anything you do in that situation short of opening wider could be considered a bite, couldn't it?

Also, lets be real here: if you put your stinky, hockey gloved finger into someone's mouth you pretty much deserve it. There aren't many things more smelly than a well-used hockey glove.

So did Savard bite Carcillo? If he did, it wouldn't be the first time.

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