Felger vs Tanguay: The Marchand tripping debate

Felger vs Tanguay: The Marchand tripping debate
April 24, 2014, 6:30 am
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"I'm not built that way… If I don't accept it on other teams, I can't accept it on mine." - Michael Felger

After the Bruins' Game 3 win over the Detroit Red Wings, Michael Felger was critical of Brad Marchand for faking an injury.

On Arbella Early Edition, Gary Tanguay brought up the play to Felger, saying it was "a little bit of gamesmanship."

"There is no team in professional sports, or amateur sports, that I despise more than the Montreal Canadiens." said Felger, "I hate them because that's the way they play. If one of my guys is going to do it, what, I'm supposed to say, "It's okay, this is gamesmanship?'

"I'm not built that way… If I don't accept it on other teams, I can't accept it on mine."

Tanguay argues that there was, at least, some sort of contact before Marchand laid on the ice.

"It was knee-to-knee, he went down to grab his leg. It's not as if it was a phantom hit." said Tanguay, "If there was a phantom hit, then Marchand flopped, now you got a case."