Canes respond to Bruins broadcaster's crass tweet about Svechnikov injury
The Carolina Hurricanes' Twitter account has no time for Jack Edwards' homerism.
Incidentally, Svechnikov sustained the ailment after getting tangled up with Zdeno Chara.
The Hurricanes did not appreciate Edwards' insensitivity to a potentially serious injury.
Edwards' tweet is factually incorrect, too. The play he claims Svechnikov "poked the bear" actually involved Sebastian Aho.
This isn't the first time Edwards has made light of a potentially serious injury. Dallas Stars defenseman Roman Polak was stretchered off the ice after going headfirst into the boards during an October contest against the Bruins. Edwards said the injury was a result of "bad hockey karma." Polak's agent, Allan Walsh, responded by calling Edwards a "piece of shit and an absolute disgrace." Polak had to be taken to the hospital and was diagnosed with a small fracture in his sternum.
Edwards is widely considered the worst play-by-play commentator in hockey. The NESN announcer and Andy Brickley ranked last in The Athletic's April survey on the best local NHL broadcasts.