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Video- Jack Edwards’ Call Last Night

from Chad Finn of Boston.com,

With 12 minutes and 56 seconds remaining in the second period of the Bruins’ season-opening 2-1 win in Dallas Thursday night, Stars defenseman Roman Polak crashed into the boards awkwardly while trying to check the Bruins’ Chris Wagner. Polak’s right shoulder hit the boards, then his head. He did not move and was eventually taken off on a stretcher.

But a few seconds after the play, as Polak remained face down on the ice, Edwards commented that there was “a little bit of bad hockey karma’’ in the play, a reaction that has drawn the ire of many, including Polak’s agent, Allan Walsh, on Twitter.

“I have tremendous respect for the Bruin players that sent best wishes. All class,’’ wrote Walsh. “As for Jack Edwards, to say Roman’s injury was “bad hockey karma’’ while he was laying on motionless on the ice, you are truly a piece of [expletive] and an absolute disgrace.’’

Edwards’s comment does require some context.

Polak had attempted to shove Wagner in the back on the play, but the Bruins center turned away from him, leading to Polak’s awkward collision with the boards.

Color analyst Andy Brickley noted that the collision looked like it was “self-induced’’ from trying to make a questionable hit.

more with a comment from Edwards standing by his call.  Watch the call at the link or below.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Boston Bruins, Dallas Stars, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: allan+walsh, jack+edwards, roman+polak

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Takes being the ultimate shameless homer to a new level.

There is just absolutely no need to ever make a comment like this.

And the timing was horrendous.

(At least most of) the players know what a risk this game can be at full speed
and how it can turn in a split second either way.

One game in and people associated with the Bruins remind us why no one else can stand the atmosphere and attitude around this team.

Posted by lefty.30 on 10/04/19 at 05:10 PM ET

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F**k everything Boston. Full stop.

Posted by godblender on 10/04/19 at 05:19 PM ET

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F**k everything Boston. Full stop.

Too broad of a brush. Boston is a great city. But Edwards and the oftentimes goon squad that he and the league protect? F**k yes.

Posted by Unhealthy Scratch on 10/04/19 at 09:41 PM ET

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Can’t stand the way Jack Edwards says David Krejci’s last name.  He says it like he relishes a lollipop.  WTF…

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 10/04/19 at 11:29 PM ET

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