Among the veterans that took the time after the Habs’ morning skate at TD Garden today to opine on what Bruins forward Mark Recchi said last night about the Montreal organization embellishing Max Pacioretty’s injury was forward Michael Cammalleri.
“I don’t think it’s appropriate,” said the diminutive winger, who should be in the lineup tonight against the Bruins. “I don’t think those comments are appropriate by Mark. Surprised, to be honest with you. Mark’s a guy who’s been around a long time. I’m not sure he has a medical degree yet. I think it is what it is when it comes to the brain. These are very unclear injuries and very serious ones. I think it’s a little bit disrespectful with those comments, that’s for sure. A little bit surprised coming from a guy with the reputation that he has.”
The Bruins scrapped their morning skate today to shield the players from having to talk about the Habs match-up for the third straight day. The Canadiens could’ve easily done the same thing, or at least pleaded the Fifth [that's an amendment for my Canadian readers] when the questioning turned to Recchi. They could’ve even claimed to not know what Recchi said.
Instead, the war of words continued. It seems like every time one side or the other says it’s time to stop talking and focus on the game, someone has something else to say. At this rate, they’re going to run out of material before their probable seven-game playoff meeting in a few weeks.