When a few Flyers and Penguins got together for a scrum on Sunday, there were a number of things disrespected. Among them: mouthpieces.
According to Flyers forward Arron Asham, Penguins forward Matt Cooke tried to take a bite out of his opponent. The Flyers Files blog on CourierPostOnline.com has Asham's full postgame comments, highlighted by some choice accusations.
"There was a scrum," Asham said. "I grabbed [Cooke]. There were two guys on [Scott Hartnell] and my glove got tangled in [Cooke's] mouth and he bit me, so I lost it. It’s not bad, but he’s a gutless guy. I have no respect for him at all. I lined up against him and asked him to fight and he didn’t want to. If you go and bite someone … I just have no use for him. … He’s garbage to me and I have no respect for him at all."
This isn't the first Bitegate controversy between the two teams. Last October, Hartnell appeared to bite Kris Letang in a similar scrum along the boards. The NHL reviewed the incident and found no clear evidence that Hartnell bit Letang, so no punishment was dished out.
Were the teeth flying in this one? Try to see for yourself below.
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