Sunday, June 5, 2011

Canucks' Bite as Big as its Bark

Last night the Vancouver Canucks taunted and flaunted their way to a 2-0 series lead in the Stanley Cup finals when alleged biter, Alex Burrows, scored a mere 11 seconds into overtime. Burrows' existence in game 2 is controversial following bitegate when video replays clearly showed him biting the finger of Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron. Newly appointed director of discipline Brendan Shanahan cowered away from making the strong decision to suspend Burrows. Instead, he took the rather meager position of 'the video was inconclusive.' Perhaps eye examinations should be a requirement to anyone who has to watch sporting events for a living. I don't know, I'm not a doctor. Needless to say, it is a shame that this is the main talking point to what has been an exceptional Stanley Cup finals. But hey, controversial news is better than no news, right?

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