After the Montreal Canadiens were embarrassed in multiple ways on the ice in Saturday night’s 6-0 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs, one of their players has continued to embarrass himself by focusing on exaggerating and alleged incident that took place on the ice. That’s right, Max Pacioretty would rather say that he was bit by the Maple Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski, add that he needed a tetanus shot after the game and continue to add to his reputation as a whiner than focus on the fact that he has not produced on the ice for the Canadiens this year.
In seven games, Pacioretty has not scored. He has just six assists, after a 2011-12 season that saw him score 33 goals and reach 65 points. It cannot be argued that Pacioretty isn’t tough – he had an emergency appendectomy and returned sooner than anyone expected, give him full credit for that. Doesn’t that make it even more pathetic that he made a big deal out of the alleged bite? The league reviewed the incident, and found no cause to suspend Grabovski so that should be the end of the discussion here. When you throw your arm, hand, glove, whatever in someone’s face during a scrum shouldn’t you fully expect that its going to hit something? Pacioretty very well may have had marks on his arm from teeth, but only Grabovski knows what happened for sure. The Maple Leafs not only scored at will in their thrashing of the Canadiens, they had a pretty good edge in most every fight that went down on the night as well. It’’s easy to understand Montreal’s frustration, but for a player as tough as Pacioretty to be whining about something like this just seems like sour grapes.