While Dan Carcillo's accusations about Marc Savard(notes) biting his hand in a scrum during the Philadelphia Flyers' 3-2 loss in Game 2 in Boston are interesting, we have to admit we're much more intrigued to hear about the last time Car Bomb says he was bitten, back in "grade school."
Our theory: Someone made fun of his mustache. Here's Carcillo after Game 2, discussing the alleged chomping:
"Guys don't bite ... men don't bite." So where, exactly, is Carcillo's locker located in relation to Scott Hartnell's, and did this ever come up?
James Murphy of NESN reported on Savard's side of the biting affair after the Boston Bruins' win to take a 2-0 series lead:
"He pummeled my face, pulled on my teeth, so I guess that's biting when a guy tries to pull your teeth out like [he did]," Savard claimed. "I don't know. I don't see how that is biting. Yeah, I mean, he embellishes stuff. Obviously, under the pile, you try to pull out my front teeth, so if that's a bite then I don't know what to say."
But Savard said more and took a shot at Carcillo's rather scattered dental situation. "I don't know if you want to look like him, but he pulled on them," Savard said with a laugh.
TSN's Darren Dreger reports that the NHL is looking for tape on the incident for potential supplemental discipline.
If it ends up showing Carcillo with his hand inside Savard's mouth, attempting to extract teeth, our legal advice to Carcillo would be to argue that he was taking preventive measures in case Savard did in fact decide to bite him later in the series. It might just work with Colin Campbell's hand on the Wheel of Justice ...