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Free golf for Brad Marchand concussion? Vancouver course apologizes for Volchenkov offer

Sean Leahy
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It's been almost two years since the Boston Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks in seven games to win the 2011 Stanley Cup. It was an intense series and the feelings from British Columbia toward their New England counterparts have not really subsided.

Take for example what happened on Wednesday night. New Jersey Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov hit Brad Marchand of the Bruins in the head with an elbow. Marchand would suffer what the team is calling a "mild" concussion, while Volchenkov was given a 4-game suspension by the NHL.

Not long after Volchenkov laid the hit on Marchand, the Northlands Golf Course Twitter account, apparently pleased with what had just occurred in New Jersey, sent out a Tweet offering the Devils defenseman free golf for the rest of the year as a reward for injuring the Bruins forward.

We don't know how avid a golf Volchenkov is, but at $50-$55 for adult green fees, plus $20-$25 for a cart rental at Northlands, that's a good offer.

Of course, on Friday, the people at Northlands realized the Tweet was in very poor taste and apologized:

Given their marketing strategy, we assume Aaron Rome has free golf for life at Northlands.

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