In late July, Raymond did receive a text message from Boychuk.
"He said he didn't mean to," Raymond said. "Incidents happen. Obviously I'm frustrated not to finish the game or the season, nor am I starting the season here. I'll move on and get stronger for it."
Coincidentally, Nathan Horton said he felt disrespected this summer after Aaron Rome sent him a text to apologize for the late hit which concussed the Bruins forward. Horton said he wanted at least a phone call from Rome.
Horton's comments initiated a debate in Boston about whether Rome owed him more than a text message. So, now, maybe people in Vancouver will do the same regarding Boychuk. On the play, Boychuk continued contact with Raymond as the pair went into the boards long after Ryan Kesler had picked up the puck and made a play with it.