Charlie McAvoy on his single-game suspension: ‘I’m not a very good lawyer’ –

Charlie McAvoy on his single-game suspension: ‘I’m not a very good lawyer’ –

Charlie McAvoy is better at defending the Boston Bruins’ goal than defending himself in NHL Department of Player Safety hearings.
On Tuesday, the Bruins defenseman was suspended for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals for his hit on Columbus’s Josh Anderson. McAvoy was grateful for the opportunity to present a defense of his actions even though the league’s decision did not go his way. 
“I said my piece in accordance with the rules, and I think we put forth a pretty good defense,” McAvoy said. “You know, really slowing it down and watching it and seeing how his body changed there at the last second, opened up. It was tough. I was trying to make a hockey play.
“It was just a little unfortunate, really. Just trying to play the game and it happened. I have to serve it. Like I said, I respect the process. I’m glad that I was able to say my piece and be able to defend myself. All things together, I’m not a very good lawyer, I guess,” he concluded with a smile.

[email protected] on his one-game suspension: “Respect the process. I respect their decision. Just disappointed that I won’t be playing in Game 1. That being said, I have
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