Remember back to Saturday night's Game 2 between the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks. In a bit of an in-game joke (that I thought was pretty hilarious), Max Lapierre of the Canucks stuck his finger out at Patrice Bergeron, urging him to bite it.
Obviously, it was in reference to Game 1, when Alex Burrows of the Canucks bit Bergeron's finger during a first period scrum. Lapierre is definitely the type of player that you can see doing something like that, and really, it was harmless. It was funny.
Boston head coach Claude Julien doesn't think so, though. Asked today what he thought of Lapierre's joke, Julien called it unacceptable.
"I can't really talk about their team," Julien said. "I'm going to talk about mine because I don't handle those players. I don't deal with those players on a one-on-one basis. It really isn't up to me to I guess comment on it. If it's acceptable for them, then so be it. Certainly wouldn't be acceptable on our end of it. I think you know me enough to know that. Not much I can say on that."
"The NHL rules on something. They decide to make a mockery of it, that's totally up to them. If that's their way of handling things, so be it. Again, we can't waste our time on that kind of stuff. We really have to focus on what we have to do. The last time I looked, we're down two games to none, and all our energy has to go towards that."
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