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Golfing Suggestion for Leafs

From Douglas Flynn of NESN, via Tweets:

—Marchand admitted he made golf swing gesture to Toronto bench I spotted as he jawed with Leafs toward the end of the second period.

—Marchand on the golf swing: “Yeah, that was a little immature of me. I shouldn’t have done that.”

—I wasn’t the only one to spot Marchand’s swing. He heard about it between periods. “I got a little bit of an earful. It won’t happen again.”

—By the way, I asked Marchand about his own golf game, and he said handicap was 6 or 7. I’m sure he’s hoping not to work on it for a while.

At The Bruins Blog:

Marchand said that Phil Kessel popped him in the mouth and there should’ve been a penalty. Instead there was a razzing from the bench and then the gesture.[...]

“He’s been a good player for us,” said Julien. “And again, his emotions can sometimes be a positive, and sometimes you don’t want to cross the line. You certainly don’t like that when it happens, so it’s just a learning process.”

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Mr. Fnytelhatt's avatar

That this is considered offensive makes me laugh. Completely harmless jab, unlike punching someone’s teeth out in a bare knuckle fight. And no, it wasn’t “good sportsmanship” but almost nothing in hockey is no matter how much they pretend.

Fascinating that he got grief from his OWN coach about it, I’d like to see that next time someone tries to introduce someone else’s nose and cerebellum to each other.

Posted by Mr. Fnytelhatt on 04/01/11 at 11:14 AM ET

Primis's avatar

Marchand on the golf swing: “Yeah, that was a little immature of me. I shouldn’t have done that.”


Admit that you did it on purpose, and that you felt the need to remind the Leafs rookies of the late April tradition.

Posted by Primis on 04/01/11 at 06:38 PM ET

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