Alex Burrows of the Vancouver Canucks could soon be hearing from the league office for biting the finger of Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron. But although Bergeron admits that Burrows did bite him, he said that he doesn’t want to get into a “war of words” over the incident.
Bergeron said he doesn’t mind rough play after the whistle, as long as it’s pushing, shoving and the usual roughness that accompanies such scrums.
“Biting, I mean come on,” he said.
Bruins head coach Claude Julien said that he didn’t see the incident and will therefore hold his comments. He said if Burrows did, in fact, bite Bergeron — which the replay clearly shows — then it was “classless.”
NESN’s Barry Pederson agreed, saying that the biting incident crossed the line and that the NHL needs to suspend Burrows to avoid having such incidents creep into hockey.
To hear what else Bergeron and Julien had to say, as well as Pederson’s reaction to the bite and his and Gord Kluzak‘s analysis of Game 1, check out the video above from NESN Daily.