Game 67: Canadiens win, but lose Pacioretty

Canadiens head athletic therapist Graham Rynbend rushes to the aid of Max Pacioretty after a vicious hit by Bruins’ Zdeno Chara during the second period on Tuesday night. John Kenney, The Gazette

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• At a Glance: At the end of the day, the result of Tuesday night’s game between the Bruins and Canadiens was secondary. Yes, the Canadiens won 4-1, but all the attention, rightly so, was turned to the health of Max Pacioretty, who was carted off the ice on a stretcher after a vicious hit by Bruins captain Zdeno Chara. Lars Eller scored two goals in the first period to lift his team into a 2-0 lead. Both goals were the result of Eller going to net, and his second one was particularly nice. The Canadiens went to work on the power play in the second period, scoring twice to double their lead. Brian Gionta scored his 24th goal of the season 7:15 into the period when his shot eluded Tuukka Rask and dribbled over the goal line. At the 15:09 mark, James Wiesniewki was given plenty of room to wind up and fired a laser through Rask, who had no chance on it. Milan Lucic ended Carey Price’s shutout bid 13:21 into the third period with his 29th goal of the season. Price still made 30 saves for his league-leading 32nd win of the season. Pacioretty was selected as the game’s third star and received a warm ovation from the fans.

• Key Moments: With 16 seconds to play in the second period, Chara crushed Pacioretty into the glass partition between the two benches. Pacioretty lay motionless on the ice for several minutes, and was take off by stretcher. Chara was thrown out of the game and will likely have a meeting with the NHL over the hit. The Gazette’s Dave Stubbs reported via Twiiter during the third period that Pacioretty was conscious, and all limbs moving. He was sent to hospital for observation. RDS is reprting that Pacioretty will remain in hospital overnight for observation.

• What It Means: The Canadiens have won five straight and improve to 37-24-7 for 81 points, securing their hold on sixth place in the Eastern Conference and bringing them to withing three points of the Bruins for first place in the Northeast Division.

• What’s Next: The Canadiens hit the road for games in St. Louis on Thursday and a Saturday afternoon matchup with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

636 Comments

  1. SeriousFan09 says:

    White and Mara in, Picard, Weber, Pyatt are out.

    I don’t think the FWD lines will get switched outside of White playing on DD line.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  2. Zenneth1967 says:

     

     

    “Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.”

  3. stnbog says:

    I live in Boston.

    Heard all the ripping of Tony M.

    Tony M. put them thier place.

    But they are stilling ripping him.

    Funny stuff

  4. LA Loyalist says:

    if you have a chance, USA TODAY, today’s issue, has an interesting and fairly prominent article on NHL concussions.

    Considering how little attention they give hockey in general, it’s pretty high profile.

    It’s sometimes interesting to see what the US papers write about hockey. Nothing revelatory, just an overview of things, but maybe worth a peak.

  5. HUDSONHAB says:

    I have shaved my head for years so now the wig is on the other head, so to speak. :)

    ….Hab4life….

  6. SmartDog says:

    Habs are icing a strong team.  Anyone have the line-up? 

    I just hope Halpern is not on the first line… great guy just not the right fit for there.  We need someone else who is dangerous.

  7. andrewberkshire says:

    Subban has more fights that Lucic this year, and he still gets no disrespect.

  8. SeriousFan09 says:

    Actually he has one, and he lost it to Andrew Cogliano.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  9. lavie says:

    I noticed Subban when he played for Belleville in 2006 season. I brought my son to an Ottawa 67 game against Belleville, but interestingly I started loving to watch an aspiring player from the Bulls team, whose name is PK Subban.

    I was so happy when Subban became a Hab in 2007 Entry Draft…

  10. SmartDog says:

    Newsflash!:

    Gomez -15, 32 points is not having much of a season…. compared for example to Plekanec +14, 51 points.

    See my post above for me response to you fantasy-gomez guys.

  11. SmartDog says:

    Maybe Halpern-Pleks-Cami will catch fire, but I don’t think so.   We need an energy/physical presence on that line to knock pucks loose.. not an aging vet.

  12. Zenneth1967 says:

    This idiot’s comment has been deleted due to lack of common sense on his part.

  13. SmartDog says:

    double bubble

     

  14. SmartDog says:

    Haven’t seen that before… a comment CHANGED once it’s been replied to. And by someone not afraid to go out on a limb themselves.  Who did this?

     

  15. DD says:

    I totally agree, Ian. I met him a few years ago at the Bull’s summer golf tounament, and he was polite, respectful and very approachable. After I left, I thought to myself, what a great kid, his parents must be proud of him.

    Notice when these so called super star vets start whining about him, it’s usually the day after PK shut them down and made them look ordinary. As for the supposed chirping, well if it’s getting under their skin, then he’s doing his job.

    I’d love to see him line up Richards. 

  16. McPhee35 says:

    I see a lot of posts that include Sopel in our list of tough players in for tonight… I’m not sure if I’m missing something (hope I am) but I haven’t seen him being particularly aggressive in his breif history with our Habs.  When people rush Price, I don’t see him pushing them away forcefully and his hockey fights card makes it seem as though he hasn’t fought since 06-07 (http://www.hockeyfights.com/players/483)

    Is Sopel a guy that will drop them, eagerly? Or is he a guy who happens to have dropped them in the past, but doesn’t necessarily ‘enjoy’ doing it?

  17. TripleX says:

    Sadly, the only time the NHL gets coverage in the US, it invariably has a negative aspect to it.  Violence and brawls on the ice for example.

    The NHL is promoted as a quasi legitimate sport like roller derby and wrestling.  Hopefully one day mainstream America will appreciate the beauty, speed and skill inherent in the game.  Not holding my breath though.

  18. SeriousFan09 says:

    Who do you insert though, White? Moen I think we’ve all had enough of in the Top-6 and AK is flying along with Eller. One could try Max-pac but he’s a natural LW and he’s been at his best playing that position, he isn’t supplanting Cammy at #1 LW position.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  19. SmartDog says:

    Lets not forget bacteria, viruses, toxins, accidents, genetics, and the complex and f-d up environment we live in.  Oh yeah, and just basically bad luck.  Besides all that, I agree with you sort of at least.

     

  20. Hobie Hansen says:

    You’re right on the mark as usual Ian. I saw him play a lot against the Generals in the OHL as well.

    I think what bothers guys like Richards and company is that they used to be able to walk into Montreal, over the last decade, and win the majority of the games.

    Recently, Montreal has a new attitude, led by guys like Subban, and it drives them crazy. Not only does Richards have to worry about the Pens and Caps causing him problems but now the Canadiens are right there too.

    Many Habs haters were happy to see the team relatively harmless going back over ten years but now that they’re on the cusp of becoming great, it’s a hard pill to swallow!

  21. TripleX says:

    I think putting an agitator like Ryan White on that line might create some space for Pleks and Cammi.

  22. HUDSONHAB says:

    Let me explain. And I will type slowly so you can understand it. It is a machine for the hospital to aid in the care of cancer patience.

    It is on here because I will not get to see the game and a cause like cancer is the only thing that would prevent me from missing a game.

    Got it?

    ….Hab4life….

  23. Zenneth1967 says:

     

    “Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.”

  24. SmartDog says:

    I threw in a handful of votes but I’m not sure it took after the first 2 or 3.  They can limit that with a cookie. 

    Anyway, good comments. Funny stuff. 

    Mostly you can see that the Bruin fans don’t know hockey. 

  25. HalifaxHabs says:

    exactly

  26. SmartDog says:

    I hate it but you have to leave MaxPac with Gomez.  He’s the one guy who seems to be able to generate points with Gomer as his center so he has to stay there. And as you say, Kostitsyn-Eller seems to work too…. and not Moen (as you also point out)… so -  I have it!  Move Gill up!  Big net-crashing body, on a points streak.  Yes, that will work.

  27. VancouverHab says:

    Yep! Here’s what I said earlier:

    Having an honest and estimable plugger-grinder (Halperin) on one of the top lines is dragging the centre’s (Pleks) production down — like Moen did for Gomez earlier this season.

    What are JM’s alternatives?

    • Break up the now-successful Gomez line & give Gio or MaxPac to Pleks?
    • Break up the now-successful Eller line & give AK to Pleks? (Not Moen, obviously)
    • Elevate Pouliot to the Pleks line?
    • Mix ‘n match?

    You are JM: what do you do

  28. Bugs says:

    Speakin of, a quip of hers today: “Charlie Sheen’s brain cells are just like the cast of Celebrity Apprentice. As of today, there are only 15 left.”

  29. savethepuck says:

    I hope the lines are:

    Gio-Gomez-MaxP

    Cammy-Plex-Halpern

    AK-Eller-Moen

    Pouliot-DD-White

    The same as they’ve been for the last 6 games that we have 22 goals for and 13 against. We have 4 balanced lines and people seem to not realize that the cammy, Plex, Halpern line is a good shut down line against other top lines with the speed and skill to attack the other net. 

    If the lines are not this, I will be totally shocked.

  30. kevin m says:

    I’m just curious; but, what do you think PG could get, in terms of draft choices, for both PK & CP?

    4 first round picks?

    2 1st & 2 2nd?

    Just wondering…

  31. SmartDog says:

    That may be the best option (see below), and White would LOVE it and you wanna believe he’d provide the energy that line needs.

  32. HabFanSince72 says:

    The NHL is promoted as a quasi legitimate sport like roller derby and wrestling. 

    And that’s just on nhl.com!

  33. Pieboy says:

    or a wedgie

  34. andrewberkshire says:

    My favourite is how he talked after the February 9th game about Subban being a chicken because he wouldn’t fight. Marchand has ZERO career pro fights. I want Marchand to fight Subban.

  35. Mark C says:

    I love how he’s making things up, claiming that Montreal players were throwing the first punches. Someone tell this kid about hockeyfights.com.

  36. Clutch10 says:

    I hope subban gets him again that little weasel

  37. Hobie Hansen says:

    A Pink Slip!

  38. Mark C says:

    Tony M. is joining one of Boston’s sport talk stations next, he’ll be talking with the same losers that go into it with Hickey. Should be good.

  39. andrewberkshire says:

    I normally don’t say things like this, because I’m not big on fighting in hockey, but I really really really hope someone caves in Marchand’s face. Like not a little scrap where he loses, but knock some teeth out and have him miss some games.

  40. savethepuck says:

    He would get a contract put on his life. He would be kucky to get out of town alive.

  41. Ton says:

    Ian since you have seen him much; how was PK groomed in junior, given the green light to rush at any time or much like in the nhl> learn the defensive side of game first……..he’s definately being held back from doing more ofensively……..interesting to see how he developed in junior

  42. VancouverHab says:

    Yeah, but that was the exact argument used to justify putting Moen with the Gomez-Gio line — and that screwed Gomez AND Gio up for months, until they got an player who has actual, you know, SECOND LINE SKILLS. Moen is awesome as a 3rd-4th liner & PK player — as is White & Halperin. So keep them there.

    Related is common failure of fan-boi-ness: a player looks great on 3rd or 4th line…so that fanbois want to elevate him to the top 6. They see the 3rd – 4th liner getting points there & assume he’ll get even more points on the top 6. Well, it don’t work that way. Two-way pressure and quality of opposition is WAY higher up there: the 3rd-4th liner success comes in large part from the top 6 doing all the heavy lifting against the opponents big guns.

  43. Bugs says:

    More like an execution by firing squad…

  44. SmartDog says:

    Just came across this article about Fats, I mean Lats…

    http://www.hockeywilderness.com/2011/2/27/2016720/nhl-trade-deadline-talk-2011-the-guillaume-latendresse-factor

    I love how they cry all over him for not being given the chance in Montreal.  Boo-hoo. 

     

  45. HalifaxHabs says:

    It’s funny, being from Halifax, you’d think I’d like Marchand, but in fact I know him so well, I have to hate his guts. I won’t even get into how he ruined the locker room the year the Mooseheads traded a boatload of picks for him, and we self destructed by the 2nd round.

    Back to the Habs, after the brawl game I saw a quote for Marchand saying something to the effect of PK was lucky the refs jumped in, or Lucic would have killed him… All I could think was what a gutless coward this kid is… Marchand is the one with beef with PK, PK is the one that laid him out, and know his hiding behind bigger men on his team hoping they beat up PK for him.

    It’s disgusting to me, he should either fight PK himself, or keep his rat mouth shut. And for those who might want to point out the discrepancy in size between PK and Marchand, they might want to consider the discrepancy in size between Lucic and PK, or anyone else Lucic has layed out from behind for that matter… hell by that logic, Chara would only ever be allowed to fight Tyler Myers or Derek Boogard.

    did I mention I hate everything Boston?

  46. Zenneth1967 says:

     

     

     

     

     

    “Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.”

  47. VancouverHab says:

    Get help.

  48. HabFanSince72 says:

    Saku raised money for a PET scanner at the Montreal General.

    Good on you and your wife HudsonHab. Don’t listen to the Dallas Cowboy.

  49. Mike T says:

    Wow, people like you disgust me.

     

    Very Honorable HudsonHab

  50. Bugs says:

    They’re starting to crack over dere and it’s beautiful…

    Surely opinions were made to be shared, no?

    http://www.nesn.com/2011/03/will-carey-price-edge-tim-thomas-for-the-vezina-trophy-this-season.html#comment-6a0115709f071f970b0147e315477c970b

  51. VancouverHab says:

    A mistake maybe, SD, but not a lie ;–)

    The lie, I think, is in the numbers.

    I seem to be exaggerating Gomez’s favourable position for the natural reason that I am arguing against people who are hyper-exaggerating his unfavourable one. In other words, there is absolutely no context provided for Gomez’s situation thsi year, every negative situation is over-emphasised, and every favourable situation binned (honourable exceptions like Mr Berkshire — no Gomez auto-booster — yesterday pointing out Gomez’s leading takeaway stats.)

    I stand by what I say in the post above (& which isn’t addressed.) Gomez gets solid linemates and he produces. He gets Halperin-AK-Pouliot-Moen and he doesn’t produce. If Pleks got such superior numbers with AK….THEN AK WOULD BE PLEK’S LINEMATE RIGHT NOW!!! (Justified shouting there ;–) Same with Pouliot.

    Just sayin’ that Gomez lack of production corresponds EXACTLY with his lack of stable quality linemates. Now that Pleks is in Gomez’s former situation, Pleks (whom I love) is in Gomez’s former production situation.

    Sauce for the goose is saunce for the gander, dude.

    Crikey, this is Montreal. Why is the concept of “good lines” so alien to so many now? Richard hits his stride only when he gets set with solid linemates. Lafleur with Lemaire & Shutt.

  52. JohnBellyful says:

    I wonder if Pouliot could use his propensity to fall as a strategic weapon tonight. As in, collapsing in full flight while in the vicinity of Chara or Lucic and wiping one or both of them in one of those unfortunate mishabs he’s occasionally prone to. Think of it as two sports in one: hockey and bowling for dullards.

  53. VancouverHab says:

    PS: +/- is different but 32 to 51 is hardly a yawning chasm. At the current rate, and current line matching, Gomez could overtake Pleks no problem.

    And I hate this type of argument anyway: why can’t I love Gomez and Pleks — and every other Hab — alike, & celebrate their different attributes? Using Pleks as a stick to beat a teamate with is not the kind of fandom I like…

  54. JIMVINNY says:

    I got blocked for placing too many votes.  I hace to wait through a cooling off period.

  55. drivefor25 says:

    Carey’s ahead of Thomas 59.51% to 40.15% – in a poll on a Bruins site in Boston lol. Thanks for the heads-up on this, Bugs. My credo – vote early and vote often!

    Fan since ’71

  56. Jordio-oh says:

    As a Gunners supporter I respectively disagree. Barca plays tactical and dominating football and i respect their first side, but i won’t lose sleep if they don’t go through.

  57. CBrady12 says:

    Going to the game tonight boys!! Should be a good one!

  58. Ian Cobb says:

    I love them all, until the day they change jersey’s

  59. eyhp says:

    Brad Marchand is a little s**t that talks a lot of trash, he is just upset that he got laid out by PK the game before when he is the one skating with his head down.

  60. Ian Cobb says:

    Rob, you got to start looking at the player from a different angle, you may just see how good he is every shift. You Dogs are so close to the ground, stand on a chair or something my friend.!

  61. oshawahabsfan says:

    Hahaha “we sweeped you two years ago”

  62. andrewberkshire says:

    Very sad that this is how you would respond to an act of charity.

  63. habs365 says:

    HUDSONHAB:  we should have more people on this site like you, unlike the dummy who made a smart remark regarding your comment to raise money mor a cancer machine maybe his turn will come….

  64. habs365 says:

    sorry about the spelling mistake meant to say..to raise money for a cancer machine.

  65. Ian Cobb says:

    He was so fast, he could go deep and by the time the puck was turned over to the other team, he was back in position on the D. He has started to catch on, that the NHL is a lot faster, and he now does not get caught here as much now.

    He has adjusted well, with lots more to learn. But he will be a good as any D that has played at this level. Just a little time.

  66. LA Loyalist says:

    Here are the rules for the Anaheim Ducks blog. We are lucky, these would just about shut us down! Especially the joking about tragedies (like losses, or Gomez, or JM….)

    Reader Comments
    Comments are encouraged, but you must follow our User Agreement.
    1. Keep it civil and stay on topic.
    2. No profanity, vulgarity, racial slurs or personal attacks.
    3. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked.

  67. Max_a_million says:

    Thanks

    Tony did well.  Felger is horrible, he just screams and repeats things to make it so.  Not a shred of tangible evidence to support his crazy theory.

  68. JohnBellyful says:

     

     This would be poetic justice:

    No mayhem, just play ‘em, and slay ‘em tonight
    No bashing, no slashing, no smashing – that’s right
    Just meet ‘em, defeat ‘em, and not even fight

  69. JD_ says:

    Just caught Liam Neeson’s Unknown. Bit of a blend of The Bourne Identity, Frantic, and The Formula. The movie does, in fact, hold up quite well. Bein’ a fan of the genre, among others, appreciate when there aren’t plot gaps you can drive a Zamboni through.

    If I had to critique it, January Jones is cute but can’t act. Her character almost seems like an offshot of the mildly ditzy one she plays on Mad Men. Betty Rubble would have been far more convincin’ in the role of a trained assassin.

    The relevance to the Habs?

    There’s a scene at the end where Neeson says somethin’ to Aidan Quinn along the lines of, “I remember everythin’, asshole.” Then he takes him out.

    Know what I mean?

    SubBANG, baby!

  70. HugeHabsFan says:

    Thanks Bugsy – on my way over.  I’ll vote til I’m blocked and then do it all over again once I get home from work. ;o)

    ………..

    “Thank you Cammy for making my day even more amazing!”

    I STILL BELIEVE. I WILL ALWAYS BELIEVE.

    Cammalleri: “I almost feel bad for a guy who plays an NHL career without experiencing what it’s like to be a Montreal Canadien”.

  71. mrhabby says:

    check out the movie SALT …

  72. Malreg says:

    Didn’t he say he doesn’t like movies with plot holes that you can drive a zamboni through?  The last 15 minutes of that movie were absolutely terrible…

  73. sutepan says:

    So let me get this straight. PK talks trash on the ice in the heat of the moment, half the league is up in arms calling him a ‘disrespectful rookie’, and Brad Richards is strongly hinting that someone should take him out. Marchand goes WAAAAY further in his PUBLIC trash talking and no one says a peep? Hmmmm…what could be the difference here….?

  74. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    that whole movie was garbage.

  75. Stooof says:

    Everything in this comment is rigth except for using it against someone raising money for charity. Good hearts.  Good peeps.  Drug dealers they are, but the people suffering, or the who care enough to raise money for sufferers don’t deserve your scorn for the system. come on man.

     

    that said, cancer is man made and its a sad truth that most of us dont care to face.  we do it to ourselves.  or we are done in by horrible substances being allowed into our food and products.. alas

  76. SLYDER says:

    you cant possibly be applying that chara – a human – did not know that pacioretty (also a human) had a head that rested on the top of his body, which just happened to be the body he was rubbing out on the end of the bench and into the turn buckle?

  77. MICP says:

    Love Chara saying that Max “jumped & leaned into the stantion”

     

    I guess we should be happy that max got away with a dive.

  78. Da Hema says:

    I hope that is true. I can’t imagine how Max’s mom, dad, and family must feel at this moment.

  79. observer says:

    maxpac didnt have the puck and was nowhere near it when the julien coached thug hit him———-END OF STORY AND HIS BS EXCUSE!

  80. kempie says:

    I want these assholes in the playoffs.

    That is all.

  81. Nahlsy says:

    When he’s stalked the guy for three games now trying to maim him, this is as pre-meditated and as intentional as the Bertuzzi assault that put Moore in a wheelchair. Imagine if that was Gill doing it to Bergeron?

  82. Duracell3 says:

    Did you? While I was watching TSN stated he didn’t talk to the media at all, on the bus before the end of the 3rd….

  83. LA Loyalist says:

    Ok. We’re all upset, but for those of you who say PG, BG and JM bear no responsibility for this fine. But the NHL is not going to fix this for the playoffs, so I hope you are ready for a quick exit if we play Phil or Boston.

    BG knew better, of course which is why he got you know who, which didn’t work out but that doesn’t mean BG was wrong

  84. habstrinifan says:

    Makes me even madder reading junk like that comment. We need to just ignore those idiots Rudy.

     

  85. Duracell3 says:

    The Washington Times, The Washington Examiner, The New York Post, most Wall Street Journal editorials, etc, etc.

  86. Kooch7800 says:

    Get well Pach’s!!!!!!!! Our thoughts are with you.

    Chara will get nothing cause the league won’t do anything to a playoff team. I ask you this as a fan…what is more dangerous the 9 games Gilies got for the supposed hit to the head after his team was hit from behind or someone shoving someone head first into a post?

    The Colin Campbell will make me hate him even more tomorrow when nothing happens.

  87. Ian Cobb says:

    That big son of a b….  Chara. Any bikers want to make a few bucks out there! You are invited to Chara’s house for coffee.

    They ran at P.K., Price also, all night, our rookies make them look like crap with their play and speed. Boston can’t play the game so they resort to trying to injure our kids. Garbage Team and coach. Guess why we got rid of him.

    Sure hope we hear a full report on Max in the morning. But the powers will keep the info to themselves.

    Bettman just announced that they were prepared to move Phoenix.

  88. Nahlsy says:

    From the Boston Globe: http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/bruins/extras/bruins_blog/

    “Chara is tossed from game, assessed 5:00 for interfence and given a game misconduct. Very questionable call. Hit was without malice.”

    This is the same Boston Globe that says the Habs are dirty and the Bruins were simply defending themselves last game right? Got it. Typical class from Boston.

    Reminds me of the scene in Slap Shot when they arrest the Hansons and Paul Newman’s claiming they were attacked and it was all self defence.

  89. Les Habitants says:

    Watching thats hockey 2nite and they said that max’s agent was talking to max’s dad and said he was going to be ok!

     

     

     

     

    The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  90. Rudy says:
    I can not believe I just read this on the comment section of TSN
    Yeah!Boo!

    Max needs to protect himself in this situation, he bears most of the responsibility for this incident, you can’t put yourself in a vulnerable position like that this is the NHL. Report this comment!I can not believe I just read this on the comment section of TSN:

     

    “Start the season with a clean equipment bag and a freah bucket of febreze!”-CharlieHodgeFan

  91. observer says:

    Changing the subject – how about that Eller kid?

  92. SLYDER says:

    i did the same thing. i was posting in boone’s blog about how at first glance i didnt see the intent. to me at first it seemed like just a standard rub out as both players made a play for the puck with the turn buckle just happening to be there

     

    then i started getting picky with my PVR – chara uses his elbow – as he looks up at the turn buckle – and drive his head into the glass

     

    disgusting

     

    no body can comment on what chara was thinking in his head – and im sure he will say he did not intend to hurt patches like that – but you can see that he intended to drive his head into the turn buckle

  93. deuce6 says:

    Intentional or not, Chara is gonna end up ending someone’s career or even his life..That was tough to watch..IMO, Chara knew what he was up to..

    —————— Yes, I’m a Hab fan..Wanna fight about it?

  94. dpthehabsfan says:

    That was scary. Not the scariest thing I’ve ever seen in hockey, but it still made me nauseous.Almost barfed.

    While I’m certain that Chara wasn’t going out to injure MaxPac (Chara was going to be beat outside), he did have the big elbow out and forced MaxPac into the bench and glass. Chara should be punished, but it wasn’t an obvious open ice elbow hit. Perhaps Chara should finally learn that he should pick on guys his own size, 5 games minimum, but the rest of the season would fit too.

    Hopefully Pacioretty will be OK, and his career will continue soon.

     

  95. HalifaxHabs says:

    Yes you heard exactly that… what a disgrace

  96. observer says:

    THEY HAVE ALWAYS HAD CLASSLESS PIGS LIKE CHERRY, JULIEN AND SINDEN COACHING THEM.

  97. Duracell3 says:

    Fearless prediction from the batteries: league office chalks it up to a hit and while interference, bad lack from the stanchion placement, and says Chara has no history of dirty play. 1-2 games max.

  98. scrowe21 says:

    You gotta be f**king kidding me..?

  99. Thomas says:

    Great news!  From Twitter,

    Alec Schall
      by FriedgeHNIC
     

    I just received the best call in my career as an agent from the father of a client that is going to be ok. Get well soon Max.

  100. Da Hema says:

    For what it is worth, until tonight I had a grudging respect for the Boston Bruins. They were always a tough team, and as Ken Dryden noted they made the Habs play better (and be better) because of their rivalry. But what are the Bruins now? Lucic refuses to fight anyone his size or bigger. Their players resort to fighting Jaroslav Spacek. And now Chara. The Bruins are a contemptible organisation.

  101. axxerd says:

    Did I just hear Chara state on TSN that Max leaned in and jumped??

     

    —- Newfoundland’s biggest Habs fan. Hands down.

  102. savethepuck says:

    Got booted off the site when I tried to update my page during the 2nd intermission after the MaxP hit.  I spent all night hollering and screaming and cheering about how the Habs had got their revenge on the big bad Bruins. When I saw the replay of that hit on MaxP my mood changed from elation to worry. It was the scariest thing I have ever seen in a hockey game. I asked my brother if he thought it was intentional by Chara, he said ” just watched it on PVR slo-mo and it looked like Chara was looking at the end of the glass and put him into it intentionally, Before that he didn’t think so”. Let’s hope the league sees it the same way since they have all the angles and slo-mo too.  I read alot about how he is now moving his extremities etc… but if he doesn’t have a major concussion or torn ligaments in his neck, I’ll be shocked. What happened to him really took away from a joyous night.  I can only imagine how hard it was for his teamates to finish the game after that.  I read a few posts that they seemed scared, I on the other hand think their minds may have been with their teammate.  As for the Julien and Chara interviews, wtf are they supposed to say.  I remember the Bertuzzi interviews 7 years ago when he said he didn’t mean to hurt Moore too.

  103. deggy24 says:

    So Chara trips him with his skate which nobody notices and flips him ‘innocently’ into the turnbuckle. Everybody in hockey is blind if they don’t see the skate work. Deplorable.

  104. habstrinifan says:

    Same here. I cant believe how angry and sad I am right now. One reason is because Pac did a huge turn in his life to not continue College and become a pro for our team. And then he went to AHL and didnt pout or sulk but improved. Man I am tearing up as I write this. And sincE he came up he has been one of the main reason for the team’s present fortunes and why its futue looks so bright.

     

    Again Chara you are a BIG MOTHER  &*^%%(((!!!

  105. blu3chip says:

    When I saw Markov went down, I knew he is done for the season.

    But I don’t really have a bad feeling this time. Let’s hope my instinct is right and the hit didn’t hurt as bad as it looks. Maybe MaxPac will come back in a few games!

  106. Willy the bum says:

    Such a costly win, and I’m not satified even if it’s a huge win for us.  I was in tears when the announcer named the third star to Patches and a good long applause to him.  It was a heartbreaker to see a good player go down like that, and Patches came into this season with so much confidence he has been a real great part of the team.

    Tomorrow, if you guys should see me wearing a Canadiens cap with a “67″ taped on it, I’m keeping it on in hope for a huge recovery to Patches, and if you do the same, he’ll know we still have confidence in him.

    Get well, Patches!

  107. observer says:

    Habs have beaten Boston 9 out of the last 11 meetings. – - – -

    03/08/11 BOS 1 – MON 4
    02/09/11 BOS 8 – MON 6
    01/08/11 MON 3 – BOS 2 (OT)
    12/16/10 MON 4 – BOS 3
    11/11/10 BOS 1 – MON 3
    03/13/10 MON 3 – BOS 2
    03/02/10 BOS 1 – MON 4
    02/07/10 MON 0 – BOS 3
    02/04/10 BOS 2 – MON 3 (SO)
    12/04/09 MON 5 – BOS 1
    11/05/09 BOS 1 – MON 2 (SO)

  108. lavie says:

    I wish I could have a way to punish Cha%&^!!!

    MaxPac, my brother, you will recover soon.

  109. Mr. Biter says:

    Editorials yes, beat writers left wing as you can get. And yes there are some donservative and you mentioned3 of them but how many left wing newspapers are there out there?

  110. kempie says:

    PHI yes, I agree. But come on now, you really don’t think the Habs get by this team in the playoffs? I say they smoke them easily. I’m not sure exactly why, but the Habs are to the Bs what NJ was to the Habs for more than a decade.

  111. Tobiass says:

    Dunno man, a lot of peeps (like me), didnt see it as intentional.

  112. Duracell3 says:

    about the instant his head hits the stanchion, the puck is at the blue line.

  113. habstrinifan says:

    So disturbed by Chara’s hit I wa soperating in FOG. Was trying to post a comment without logging in… so late here.

    My prayers are with you Max Pac. In a very very short time you have made a huge impression on this franchise and made us feel that the future is bright with stars and great individuals like you. Full and speedy recovery.. but take your time please.

     

    Habs… great win.. I cant say mre now.. I am too sad.

     

    Chara you **&*^**( &*^*)) SOB.. you will get yours.

     

  114. savethepuck says:

    I am not going to listen to what the media is saying right now about this hit.  I will have faith ( whether it is naive or not) that the NHL will look at it at all angles in slo-mo and see that he deliberately ran MaxP into the stantion( spelling?). After the decision is made, then I’ll get pissed.

  115. RiverviewCanadien says:

    Look, playing in the NHL allows people to commit vicious attacks and get away with it, don’t get me wrong, I like a big hit and out in the real world it is assault. But hockey is a physical sport.

    Players know they will be hit every night, but they put their own lives in the hands of the opposing team, they don’t want to be worried someone will do something stupid and dirty. How many times has Pronger stepped on a leg—that ain’t hockey. How many spears have been given out—that ain’t hockey. There is a line between physical hockey and then using the equipment available as a weapon.

    These guys should not be allowed to hide from the law. In some capacity when certain actions have taken place on the ice, they should be held accountable.

    I am mad, overeacting, I don’t think so. Chara should NEVER be allowed to play this sport again…and should be charged. Re-watch that hit, what a fucking asshole.

     

  116. scrowe21 says:

    Any update on Max since we learned he’s talking and moving a bit?

  117. MTLForever says:

    jump, what a joke chara

  118. SLYDER says:

    please, HIO, change that photo – tasteless

     

    the man is unconscious and DOCTORS are checking his pulse!!!!!

     

    how about one of Eller’s celebrations?

  119. Mr. Biter says:

    name me a newspaper in North America (exct he Sun Newspapers) and thy are all left wing.

  120. ClaytonM says:

    I’m so pissed off at these apologists. Chara’s not vicious? Not malicious? What freaking game do these people watch for 60 minutes?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2eM57WVweA

    And then I watch l’antichambre crew basically say the Bruins played the 3rd nice and easy, and were so concerned over Pacioretty’s well-being they didn’t mix it up. What a laugh. As soon as the major penalty was over they were taking runs at our guys every shift.

    Here’s my idea of justice – Chara sits until Pacioretty plays his next game. King Solomon couldn’t make it simpler for these talking head morons. And wth is Matthew Barnaby doing on a hockey show? Is Tie Domi busy with his offshore investments?

    As for the rest of the night, I’m proud to be a Habs fan after Patches gets voted 3rd star by the fans. The last time I felt that sick watching a hockey player hurt was Koivu’s eye injury. Hope he’s ok, no lasting effects, and comes back when he’s healthy so he can continue his career as a future superstar. Call Charlie Sheen, we need 3 pints of tiger’s blood stat.

     

  121. HabFanSince72 says:

    Chara says: “It’s unfortunate. We were battling for the puck and I checked him.”

    No you prick, the puck was nowhere near you.

  122. observer says:

    the puck was 30 yards AWAY and chara clearly eyed the partition then hit and shoved pacioretty who he had NO right to even check with no puck – he drove his head into the glass partition. chara should be suspended for the rest of the year. if not pacioretty’s lawyer should sue him and thew league. might be the end of bettman! FINALLY!

  123. SLYDER says:

    i saw it too….but i also saw the ‘-26′ thumbs down rating it got…no worries

     

    get better max

  124. Propwash says:

    Feck them, they know shart about how hockey is played. Meatheads like that think hockey is a fighting sport.

  125. deuce6 says:

    A guilty conscience?

    —————— Yes, I’m a Hab fan..Wanna fight about it?

  126. habsfannfld says:

    me too

  127. Mr. Biter says:

    hEY YOU BITCHED ABOUT MY POST YESTERDAY.EXACTUALLY WHAT i SAID WOULD HAPPEN. READ MY DETAILED POST ABOVE.

  128. sampson12 says:

    I listened to this game as I woke up (it’s morning here in China).  It started out being a great start to my day, then it turned to major concern.  That’s a big part of our future that went down today, let’s hope it’s nothing serious, for his own sake on top of the team’s.

  129. JohnBellyful says:

    His talent is coming to the fore. Fore as in … No. 4? Wouldn’t that be great if he became this era’s Le Gros Bill (or however they say it in Danish). And, as I’ve said elsewhere, Desharnais could turn out to be the complementary Henri Richard. Nice combination. Worked out well before.

  130. habstrinifan says:

    I agree with you. Heck I am not playing and I can hardly function. You cant blame the players when something like that happens. It makes the game totally secondary until you recover your wits and realize that as a professional you have to go on. Our Habs did great in the end. GO HABS GO! Full recovery Max Pac!

     

  131. SLYDER says:

    after reading your post i watched/read the tsn material plus ‘thats hockey 2nite’ and NO YOU DID NOT hear Chara state on TSN that Max leaned in and jumped

  132. slapshot777 says:

    This is where the Molsons should step in and have a say to both Bettman and Campbell. These two idiots are like dumb and dumber. I’m just waiting for the excuse that the League gives for doing nothing on this matter.

     

     

    To you from failing hands we throw the torch, be yours to hold it high.

  133. observer says:

    it is a left wing newspaper – and you expect truth from them?

  134. dpthehabsfan says:

    30 yards away? That would be 10 feet short of icing. Not what I saw.

  135. Les Habitants says:

    Thomas has the exact tweet posted below.

    Praying its all true also

     

    The last time the leafs won the cup it was still just a bowl!!

  136. SeriousFan09 says:

    I wouldn’t use the Globe as toilet paper.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  137. observer says:

    charlie sheen might be the next bruins coach.

  138. observer says:

    no bettman and campbell are moneygrabber and his hired help

  139. savethepuck says:

    I thought he’d be out for several weeks when he took a puck from Wiz in the ribs in Buffalo and left the arena in an ambulance. He was back the next game to my, and probably anyone’s surprise. Let’s hope this is the case here but I have to be very doubtful. He was obviously knocked out for a while, and with all the concussion issues and time lost by other players ( who haven’t been noticably knocke dout), I am worried about that.  My worries were definitely worse before I heard he was alert and moving his extremities.

  140. DearyLeary says:

    Well, I guess it’s as good as official now, Chara’s gonna play the next game.  Nobody wants to make an issue of this except for Montrealers.  Montrealers who, despite being the most loyal and energetic fans in the league, receive no attention from anywhere else in the NHL, not the media, not the fanbase, not the league.  

    This is a disgrace.  Just like the last game was a disgrace.  This band of thugs has hit not just to hurt, but to injure the entire season and nobody bats an eyelash.  Now something that could pass for attempted murder goes down, and everyone tries to dismiss it as ‘a hockey play gone wrong’.  I’m sick of it, if that’s ‘hockey’, maybe I should just give up on the sport.

    Lets go down the checklist, shall we?

    A) Pacioretty did not have possession of the puck, for a good couple of seconds before contact was even initiated.

    B) After the hit was initiated, Chara followed through with his hands to the head of the opponent.

    C) Pacioretty was in a vulnerable position, and Chara felt the need to obliterate his opponent.

    In what universe does that qualify as a ‘hockey play’?  Even the NFL, who’s players lives are significantly shortened lives because of the wear and tear on their bodies, would recognize that a play like this has no place in sport.  

    What’s the best way to get in contact with the NHL, because even before the disciplinary hearing goes down, we need to let them know that this is unacceptable behaviour.

  141. observer says:

    tsn rated these bums who now have lost 9 of their last 11 meetings with the habs – tsn rated them #2 overall i believe just yesterday. that collection of goons arent even in the top 4 eastern teams philly, mtl, pitts, wash all are better than them.

  142. Tobiass says:

    My PVR works great, and I dont see it.

  143. Tobiass says:

    Is that the porn where your mom bangs the priest?

  144. Chuck says:

    That’s because you recorded and old episode of The Flying Nun, and not the hockey game.

  145. Bugs says:

    “Maiming” might be going a little strong, but he was certainly trying to pop him into the stanchion, a manoeuver we’ve seen MANY times and which look really good on a hard-checker’s resume or the weekly highlight reels…providing the victim isn’t left for dead in the process of course, which is what happened here.

    Either way, it’s deliberate.

  146. light_n_tasty says:

    You are an amazing troll.

  147. Duracell3 says:

    Bertuzzi missed a grand total of 20 NHL games. Nothing should be surprising.

  148. HabFanSince72 says:

    what if that was subban rubbing out lucic – we would all be as happy

    No.

     

  149. Bugs says:

    Well, we haven’t had ourselves a good riot in a while…

  150. WindsorHab-10 says:

    If he doesn’t then Campbell & the league are one big joke. More & more people will tune this game out because players have no respect for one another. This was an intentional hit despite what the gorilla says. Lets not forget Jan8 when Max Pac shoved the Ape when he scored the winner in ot.

  151. HabFanSince72 says:

    Chara says he’s “not that kind of player”. Last two games I remember him jumping on our guys and pounding them.

    What kind of person does that? Chara’s kind.

     

  152. habitat says:

    Check out the still pictures of Chara and Pacioretty – 4 each at this website.   

    http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=887906&page=20

    Chara was deliberate trying to mame Pacioretty. Chara should be banned from hockey for at lease a year. Chara is a no good SOB

  153. savethepuck says:

    I sincerely hope the league sees it the same way you and I do.

  154. SLYDER says:

    i said to my dad after the game as the hosts of “thats hockey 2nite” were explaining that TO and NYI are two teams with arenas that do not have these turnbuckles that if the players – league wide – actually respected each other, we wouldnt need these ‘danger zones’

  155. SmartDog says:

    He’ll get a slap on the wrist.  2, maybe 4 games.   Because the league will say it was “legal”.  The league has hid behind this so long and it won’t stop.   The league plays nip and tuck with the rules here and there and then says they’re new and powerful.  It’s BS.  The league doesn’t give a rat’s ass about the lives of the players.  A player falls, there’s another “exciting young player” to take his place.  Bettman’s a scumbag. He’s empire building, fallen soldiers don’t matter.

  156. Nahlsy says:

    Have to admit, I saw this coming and didn’t even bother watching the game tonight. I’m sick of this garbage and the fact that the league keeps turning a blind eye to certain teams.

  157. Sportfan says:

    I’m not for the hit as well i hate lucic but if i saw that happen to him od still be in shock

  158. SmartDog says:

    Thanks. Glad I’m not alone in my reaction.  With Sidu above that’s just 3 of us who feel that strongly?   That seems weird. And sad.

  159. Duracell3 says:

    My reaction exactly, I have to wonder if he even actually watched the game.

     

    Or, patches secretly took Gomez’s jersey and came out for the 3rd.

  160. SmartDog says:

    Guys, I gotta be honest.  That made me sick.  I really like Patches.  I turned the game off and I’m thinking of not watching hockey anymore.  I watched Scott Stevens turn guys brains into mush while everyone cheered him on and thought to myself “should I be party to this?”.  Tonight I feel the same.  The league has dragged its feet on the dangers, even that talking bananan Cherry says it, and the guy promotes violence.  I never want to get attached to another kid and watch him take a hit like that one.  These guys are people… I get to know them… I give a crap.  And Patches was a great young promising player who may not be that player again, worse yet may not be that person again. 

    I am sorry I don’t take a lot of happiness from “he was talking and his limbs were moving”.  I saw what I saw. Chara can go to hell for his wrecklessness, and I hope he does.  Campbell and Bettman can go with him for literally standing in the way of attempts to prevent injuries like this.  And I don’t want any of it. 

    Can someone please suggest a reason why it’s okay to keep watching?  I believe not watching hockey is the only thing that’s going to change it. 

    SD

  161. Laramy87 says:

    What do you think the odds are of MaxPac being back this season????

    Im sure he is concussed, and will have a nasty headache in the morning but happy he is responsive and moving his extremities. Do you think anything is broken?

  162. Duracell3 says:

    A good point is made here. The NHL will probably do nothing, maybe 2 games max. If that was Matt Cooke, I can only imagine.

  163. Aybara says:

    Very true. Missed that on my first watch.

    If Chara is such a stalwart guy as many in the media are purporting him to be you’d think he’d own up to his actions. Shameful.

  164. SmartDog says:

    I’m with you.  I’m seriously thinking of not watching.   This wasn’t an “accident”.  This was intentional violence of a sort that’s been allowed to thrive in the NHL for decades.   Bettman is the sports equivalent of Big Tobacco.  Head in the sand as his defense.  We need to stop watching.

  165. kmachabs27 says:

    ill go to vegas right now and bet my house that Chara will not be suspended.

  166. WestHab says:

    Nasty hit, the big goof did not need to extend his arm to push Max into the post. Hope he isn’t too bad. 2 expensive points but hell I was glad the Habs beat these idiots. Chara is some kind of frankenstien, time to get out the tourches.

  167. WindsorHab-10 says:

    That son of a bitch better get suspended. He said it wasn’t intentional but you can clearly see him extending his arm and shoving Max Pac into the partition. That what these friggin Bruins are all about. They fall behind & resort to dirty hockey a la the Broad Street Bullies they really are. Should be hillarious on coach’s corner this saturday to see what scumbags Cherry/Millburry will have to say.

  168. Aybara says:

    Nice article.

    Did Chara actually say that? I’ve been seeing it here on HIO but I can’t find it anywhere else.

  169. sidhu says:

    I can’t believe I am saying this — I have been exposed to hockey since before I could talk or walk, and I’ve been a dedicated fan since 89. 

    Today’s hit has turned me off from the game.

    We need to eliminate these type of plays from our beloved game.  Chara or no Chara, captain or no captain, he has to pay the consequences.

  170. SLYDER says:

    come on, dont leave. you’re doing so well…with your ferguson butt-ends to the face stuff…and dress fans in the stands to take on chara stuff, and calling me and others bitches and fucking idiots….come one, your winning!

  171. Duracell3 says:

    Shades of Ribeiro from the playoffs a couple of years ago, lays on the ice like he was shot and then takes his next shift! Max Pac will barely miss a game or two

     

    Stay classy Boston.

  172. Jocko says:

    I totally agree with all of you who said there was intent, because Chara definitely saw it coming and decided to “finish his check” by driving Max’s head into the stanchion.  Chara’s arm came up and drove the head into the stanchion.  He is f’in goof who goes around and uses his extra size to intimidate.  he is one gooin who will get his.  All the best to max, have a speedy recovery!

    As for Boychuk, man, i don’t remember that kid playing dirty like that here for the Calgary Hitmen.  Must be the company he keeps.  Anyhow, it sure looked like he tried to kneee Subban.  Looks like he found out the hard way that his fellow hitmen alum was a little better with the knuckles than him.  Good on ya Ryan!

    Last of all, but certainly not least, is that punk, Lucic.  He looks so tough cross checking guys from behind.  he looked more like Luchicken when Pouliot was beaking off to him. 

    I don’t want to see Maurice tonight, I want to see The Rocket!

  173. naweed235 says:

    My thoughts exactly… could not have said it better myself…that was one of the saddest moments i have ever withnessed on T.V. and i was just shocked and was shivering after hearing the horrible sound of max’s head and the wall… I dont remember the last time i cried but tears were comming down my eyes when I thought about the cirumstances … young promissing players carreer and possibly life over because of a morron seeking revenge over a back shove… makes me sick

  174. NightRyder says:

    Nice work.

  175. LA Loyalist says:

    I’ve not seen PK make a dirty hit, and he hits hard. Obviously guys are in motion and things can go wrong, but it’s the shoving arm motion that hangs Chara’s argument. Up until then I could give him the benefit of the doubt, but after re-screening it, no.

    I can’t believe he’s getting defended on here.

     

  176. HardHabits says:

    He’s just upset because idiots are out-arguing him.

    I read your posts on NESN. Pure gold they was.

  177. SLYDER says:

    yikes, if anyone reads all my posts they will know ive been flip flopping all over the place on this debate

     

    these pictures say it all…no more debating from me

  178. Nahlsy says:

    That happened on the 7th anniversary of Bertuzzi’s attack. (March 8, 2004)

  179. andrewberkshire says:

    Thank you!

  180. Bugs says:

    Aw, c’mon, I had some good stuff!

  181. Mr. Biter says:

    wasn’t me posting about dressing fans up in the stands (they only do that in boston & Philly )or calling you a bitch(missed that one) so your okay with Chara’s hit but not with a butt end to retilaite. You do what you have to do. Wuz.

  182. Bugs says:

    New page on NESN. Guess what it’s about?

    Took the liberty of pasting Eric Lord’s phenomenal rant on the matter straight up to get things goin.

    http://www.nesn.com/2011/03/zdeno-charas-hit-on-max-pacioretty-headlines-an-ugly-night-in-montreal-for-bruins.html#comment-6a0115709f071f970b014e86979d92970d

  183. CanadienFanTrappedinNiagaraFallsNY says:

    I believe the comment was equating Ribeiro coming bacon the next shift to how Pacioretty ‘will’ be back in a few games, not meaning Pacioretty did come back.

    In any case, stupid and class-less comment.

  184. Mr. Biter says:

    I’m tired of argueing with idiots tonight. Just read my post of 2 days ago (Vidio’s sopel etc) and i stated for the record if we get a lead Julien will let the dogs lose and one or more of our dkill players will be hurt/ No one can argue with what was written. Now outside so I can finish my last night in Montego Bay drinking Rum.

    Bye

    Replyies later tonight or tomorrow morning.Can’t guarantee spelling.

  185. savethepuck says:

    1. I agree we have the best goaltender in the league and wouldn’t want us to trade him for anyone,

    2. Just because a guy is not dead or paralyzed, doesn’t mean to me that he is OK.

  186. Tobiass says:

    No, I just dislike Timo’s face

  187. Propwash says:

    So, you liked what you saw?

  188. habs365 says:

    good team game backed by carey..the team is doing good..hope max-pac is ok

  189. Jocko says:

    I totally agree with all of you who said there was intent, because Chara definitely saw it coming and decided to “finish his check” by driving Max’s head into the stanchion.  Chara’s arm came up and drove the head into the stanchion.  He is f’in goof who goes around and uses his extra size to intimidate.  he is one gooin who will get his.  All the best to max, have a speedy recovery!

    As for Boychuk, man, i don’t remember that kid playing dirty like that here for the Calgary Hitmen.  Must be the company he keeps.  Anyhow, it sure looked like he tried to kneee Subban.  Looks like he found out the hard way that his fellow hitmen alum was a little better with the knuckles than him.  Good on ya Ryan!

    Last of all, but certainly not least, is that punk, Lucic.  He looks so tough cross checking guys from behind.  he looked more like Luchicken when Pouliot was beaking off to him. 

    I don’t want to see Maurice tonight, I want to see The Rocket!

  190. habs4ever2894 says:

    This one made me change my mind. That hit was way after max dumped the puck in and i gotta say the intent was there. Thats a damn shame. What a lack of respect for the health of another player by Chara. That angle proves that this has to be a suspension and a long one. I say 8 games.

  191. Ton says:

    watch the last 10 seconds of this clip, you can see the forearm he recieved clearly.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFx46j2qaA4

  192. Duracell3 says:

    His neck is not going to be okay for some time. Also obviously concussed which is impossible to get a time frame on. His concussion symptoms could go away, but his neck would probably be a serious issue to skate well with.

  193. andrewberkshire says:

    Zero. The odds are zero.

  194. SLYDER says:

    his hand just pushes him to the “left”

     

    his size dictated how hard he was pushed

     

    really unfortunate what happened – but if you think about that same play happening along the boards anywhere else on the ice, and we wouldnt be talking about it

     

    i dont think he drives him into the turn buckle…

  195. jrshabs1 says:

     Everybody is happy about the win right? MaxPac is going to be fine. I believe that the Habs have as much chance as anybody to win the whole thing this year. Just look at what’s going on around the league…there’s some crazy stuff going on. The key is goaltending and for my money I say the Habs have the best goalie in the NHL.

     

     

    Go Habs Go!!

  196. Tobiass says:

    On your face

  197. Tobiass says:

    I love to hate Chara but his hands flew up right after his head Patches hit the post, watch it gain man, sorry to burst your keyboard warrior bubble,

  198. Timo says:

    I hope Chara has an accident.

  199. Ton says:

    you blind or a bruin fan or an idiot one of the three. watch at 16 seconds on the video.his hand presses max’s head into the turn buckel.

     

  200. Habs1st says:

    Since Gregory Campbell plays for the Bruins, his father, Colin Campbell, will not be addressing this…. Mike Murphy, VP, will be….

    I don’t think there was “clear” intent there, but I think Chara definitely deserves a suspension.  I’m thinking 8 – 10 games is suitable so he’ll probably get somewhere between 0 and 3 (or 4)!

  201. GhostRider says:

    I know this has probably been covered before but…who gave Matthew Barnaby a broadcasting job?

    Watching his explanation of why Chara should not be suspended just made my blood boil and my stomach turn.  In a situation like this, just say nothing.  Don’t stoke the fire.

  202. 100HABS says:

    no for me too.

    I don’t want to see that happen to anyone I can think of right now. Even Lucic.

  203. Laramy87 says:

    We can hope and wish all we want, but we know it wont happen.

    Every single analyst in the league says it was clean but unfortunate (i dont agree with them AT ALL).  Gregory Campell plays on the Bruins, if he gets away with a clear sucker punch earlier this year, Chara wont get the book thrown at him for this.

    I hate the double standard for the Bruins right now, i was surprised Paille got anything.

  204. pdunph says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFx46j2qaA4

     

    there’s another angle in the last 10 seconds of this clip. You can see Chara eyeing the stanchion and extending his arm out as he pushed Pacioretty’s head into it. He also could have easily just pushed him against the Bruins bench right before it too.

  205. Tobiass says:

    watch where is hands are positioned, high in the head area

    watch the forward movement of this hands in the head area, the intent

    Sorry man, but I really dont see that. I watched over and over, dont see his hands around Patches head.

  206. CHsam says:

    If anyone is going to say it’s a clean hit,

    Then answer this, when was the last time a Hab knocked another player unconcious along the boards?

    JUST THINK ABOUT IT

  207. SeriousFan09 says:

    I wouldn’t, nothing disturbs me more in the NHL that brain injuries (concussions) and attempts to injure. They ruin the game, they destroy the careers of all kind of players, from your honest workers like Ian Laperriere to your Paul Kariyas. Laperriere’s injury wasn’t anyone’s fault, sometimes a puck hits you in the face but I doubt that was his first concussion for the result that has come of it.

    Subban blasting Lucic with a nice clean hit? I’d applaud it. I’ve never liked dirty play and was completely fine with the 5-game suspension Laraque got when he went knee-on-knee with Kronwall in 2009.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  208. SeriousFan09 says:

    The sad part is I can never remember an incident like this involving Chara until now. He made himself that kind of player with that hit. I never had a problem with Chara besides wearing that ****-stained jersey until now. But now, he’s just another bully blaming someone else for what he did.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  209. Ton says:

    i am disappointed in hockey analysists and some of you this site that this was not an intent to injure. watch it closely on this video

    was chara he beat on the play, yes

    was the puck in site, no

    watch where chara postioned, in behind max.

    watch how chara is aligned, not paralel to the boards, angled off

    watch where is looking and what area he has in clear sight

    watch where is hands are positioned, high in the head area

    watch the forward movement of this hands in the head area, the intent

    watch where max’s head is, in between the silver post and chara hand

     

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GX9c7B1cPrM

     


  210. 123456 says:

    he lost a fight to an “AHL’er” ha ha ha ha

  211. otter649 says:

    Guess Boychuk found out the hard way that there is a difference between fighting Spacek & White……..

  212. 123456 says:

    i look at it a couple ways – what if that was subban rubbing out lucic – we would all be as happy as can be….right? did chara mean to kill patched – i dont think so… did chara want to stop him and take a penalty – yea i think so bcchara was beat… did chara want to hurt him?? honstly i think so because….

     

    1) isn’t there a history between chara and patches?

    2) patches played the puck near the blue line, contact was made near the red line… the lines are what 10 feet apart? is someone going ot tell me 10 feet is not enough room to make a plat or NOT make a dirty hit?

    for those that have played the game we know it’s a fast game, a very fast game…. but there so a lot of time and chara could have easily NOT made a dirty play. intent or not there was ample time to NOT make that hit.

  213. naweed235 says:

    I can’t believe people are actually saying that Chara was not at fault… I dont care if he extended his arm or not or what ever… IT IS A UNWRITTEN CODE THAT EVERY HOCKEy PLAYER KNOWS: YOU TRY TO AVOID ANY SORT OF CONTACT WHEN IT IS EVEN REMOTELY CLOSE TO THAT “DEATH ZONE” PERIOD….

    Chara has been playing the game long enough to know that… I hope he does not see the color of Ice for the rest of his days…but unfortunatly we all know that will not be the case…

    simply sad… The sound that the contact made in Bell centre made me shiver…. we should all pray for Max Pac because no matter what the media says about him moving and being conciouns this is at the very least a career ending moment for him… God knows i hope with all my heart that im wrong about that part…

  214. Bugs says:

    Huh?

    Umm…I guess I shoulda kept reading after “idiots” then…

    Hey, you said you were goin to bed; I didn’t know I’d have to explain myself!

  215. Mr. Biter says:

    Hey you brought up looking at you tube to me , can’t take your own medicine. Look up Nilan, Kordic fights etc and BTW why don’t you call th CKJD call in show and ask Sergio what he thinks of a butt end to Chara.I guarantee he’s with me. Also besides a butt end, there’s a slew foot, spear to the back of the knee, cross check back of the head knee on knee and i could go on with retribution to a team which really really needs some.

    I’m in a bad mood and you obviously did not read my above post of 2 days ago where i said this was going to happen. Go ahead i dare you to .

  216. CHsam says:

    Ok. If any bar and business wants to say that the hit was clean, no prob… That’s fine.

    What I saw tonight has provided enough reason to convince me that the league is SHITTY BEYOND FUCK

    FUCK the NHL

  217. Mr. Biter says:

    Sorry Bugs, post was for slyder not to offend you and yeah I’m still up.

  218. savethepuck says:

    I was actually very excited when we went up 2-0 and then 3-0 but was worried that if we got an insurmountable lead on them, they would goon it up.

  219. andrewberkshire says:

    Blaming the victim is the way of the NHL.

  220. sidhu says:

    Those last two pics are conclusive — he led Pacioretty’s head right into the stanchion.  No need to do that, he’s skated by, his partner has the puck.  And this all stems from an illegal play — Pacioretty played the puck, made two strides, and should not have been interfered with.

    Disgusting.

  221. Bugs says:

    Actually, I’m a terrible troll. Got found out directly.

    Now I’m straight-up, cards-on-the-table sunovab*tch.

  222. habsfannfld says:

    No point getting injured because you`re emotional and angry. Spoken like someone who has never played competitive hockey. If he didn`t want to fight, throw a punch with a glove on, the liney was between them anyway. My issue is with the lack of emotion shown, not that he didn`t fight him. If Gomez was screaming at him, i could even accept that, but he acted as if chara had just taken a tripping penalty.

    I`ll stick with the team i cheer for, thanks. If I sound big and dumb, it`s probably because you think anyone who doesn`t agree with you is dumb.

    “we play smart rational hockey“- I was unaware you were on the team. I look forward to your interview tomorrow.

  223. habsfannfld says:

    haha, if you`re asking if i would take a punch in the head for someone doing that to my teammate, then yeah i would. I played major junior, and have been in that situation before. It`s not always fun to fight someone bigger than you, but sometimes you have to stick up for a teammate. I`m just glad i never played hockey with you.

    And if you read my post properly, you would see i didn`t even say he had to fight him. Have a good one KID.

  224. blu3chip says:

    I would love to see you confront a 6’9″ ugly goon with armor on.

    I know you hate Gomez with a passion, but now isn’t the time to play your stupid jokes. Hit the bed kid.

  225. habsfannfld says:

    yeah, he really tried to get at him didn`t he

  226. blu3chip says:

    Sticking up for a teammate is one thing, being totally retarded and fight a 6’9″ goon when you are not even 6′ is another. There is no point to get injuired just because you are all emotional and angry.

    Maybe you should switch to the Bruins camp. We play smart, rational hockey here. You seem to be a good fit to the Bruins, (sound) big but dumb.

  227. Bugs says:

    Like a movie scene
    In the meanest dreams,
    I have pictured us together.
    Now to feel their lips
    On our knuckled fists,
    I have to say, is even better
    Then I ever thought it could possibly be.
    It’s perfect, it’s passion, it’s setting me free.
    From all of my fury
    That built over time,
    I have spent all of my liiiife

    Waiting for tonight, oh!
    When they would be here in my town.
    Waiting for tonight, oh!
    I’ve dreamed of this night for so looooong!
    Waiting for tonight.

  228. Mattyleg says:

    (train-crossing bell)

    ding-ding-ding-ding-ding-ding-ding…

    Subby let’s pound ‘em, ’cause you know the black jersey
    Really hurts my eyes.
    They come from a world where the brains are dim
    And the people not so jive.
    Gooooo Habs, you know we’re gonna win,
    So come on, come on, come on, come on Subby,
    Come on now and make me grin….

    Ooooootonite! Habs’re gonna be alright.
    Come on, come on, win it tonite,
    And I’ll be there when the Bruins go doooownnnn…

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

     

  229. Habnofear says:

    Propwash,the League will do nothing and then some one will die…for sure! As far as I conserned the next game against those BASTEREDS should be a MUGGING! GET THE BIGGEST BULLDOGS  ,SIT  THE TALENT AND PEER 5 THOSE FKers!

  230. Laramy87 says:

    I cannot agree more. The league wont suspend Chara, they will say it was not intentional. Savards career is more or less over from a dirty hit, someone is going to die on the ice and thats when the league will final react differently

  231. Lazarus_taxa says:

    Dirty hit aside, it’s so trendy to bash Bettman isn’t it?  I’m so sick of hearing it.  If ownership was unanimous on these type of discipline issues, decisions are easy to make.  If they aren’t (which they aren’t) then it is VERY difficult.  I won’t jump on the ‘this league is a joke’ bandwagon, because I am an NHL hockey addict.  All people posting on discussion forums about NHL hockey are most probably huge NHL fans as well, if not, there would be no reason to be here.  What do you guys want, the KHL?  What would you think if Bettman owned his own team?  The NHL is a big multi-person organization and Bettman is not the only person in it.  I actually think the guy does as good job considering the s*** he gets flung. 

  232. Propwash says:

    Just got home from Hurleys and I gotta ask, does someone need to be killed before the league does something? Chara had it in for Patches since the little shove after the overtime goal, point finale, and it came to a head.

    If the league does nothing about this, which in all probability will happen, than a major overhaul needs to be done in the officiating/oversee’er department. But hey, in Bettman’s world, all is good, so long as he’s raking in the dough.

  233. savethepuck says:

    Lars been playing good for weeks, since they moved him back to center.

  234. savethepuck says:

    Who is the idiot on RDS before the hockey games who never picks the Habs on his pro-line picks?

  235. A Concerned Follower says:

    Kostitsyn looks possessed. 

  236. Muckbringer says:

    i want more…good job boys.  they looked like dicksindaweeds

  237. Muckbringer says:

    friggen eller…bruin slayer!!!!

    profound call on that line kirk (we all know whos callin shots here)

  238. doublerr says:

    Have to watch the Boston feed, might have to hunt Andy Brickley down after this game!

  239. Muckbringer says:

    i really like him with kosts and moen

  240. Muckbringer says:

    with eller, kosts and moen working out so well:  why not try the big boys ( gio, cammi, pleks) on first?  mix up the 2nd and fourth

  241. observer says:

    nothing opens on either atdhe or channelsurfing again – at least for me?

  242. Muckbringer says:

    if history repeats itself then comon skilzy!!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YflJBTQF_pM

     

    btw, tsn2 has a special on gio on right now!

  243. otter649 says:

    Saw Marchand on TSN – The more he talked the bigger his nose got like Pinnochcio (sp)………

  244. Ian Cobb says:

    Boston is in town to deliver 2 points to our win column. Never in doubt.!

  245. Nate says:

    I’m really looking forward to this one!!!

  246. jrshabs1 says:

     Lars Eller!!!!! Where’s BUGS? I hope he’s not in Hamilton watching Lars play.  

     

     

     

    Go Habs Go!!

  247. Thomas Le Fan says:

    Marchand’s a typical crybaby who can’t take a clean hit. I hope we get up three or four and Subban gives him his wish. And then pounds the snot out of him for Pyatt and Spacek.  

  248. Muckbringer says:

    look at pronger and tell me about creationism

  249. HabFanSince72 says:

    This one should work

     

    http://atdhenet.tv/

     

    There is also justin.tv

     

     

  250. observer says:

    Habs have won 8 of last 10 meetings – Covers.com

    Recent Meetings
    Date Home/Away M/L O/U H SOG H PP A SOG A PP
    02/09/11 BOS 8 – MON 6 BOS -163 O 5.0 34 1-3 33 4-8
    01/08/11 MON 3 – BOS 2 (OT) MON -109 P 5.0 42 1-3 29 0-3
    12/16/10 MON 4 – BOS 3 MON -119 O 5.0 41 0-2 37 1-4
    11/11/10 BOS 1 – MON 3 MON 152 U 5.0 35 0-4 41 2-5
    03/13/10 MON 3 – BOS 2 MON 106 P 5.0 27 1-3 23 0-3
    03/02/10 BOS 1 – MON 4 MON 153 P 5.0 24 1-4 32 0-2
    02/07/10 MON 0 – BOS 3 BOS -103 U 5.0 36 0-1 27 0-0
    02/04/10 BOS 2 – MON 3 (SO) MON 147 P 5.0 47 1-6 25 1-2
    12/04/09 MON 5 – BOS 1 MON 131 O 5.0 29 0-3 38 0-7
    11/05/09 BOS 1 – MON 2 (SO) MON 146 U 5.5 43 0-3 26 0-2

  251. andrewberkshire says:

    Agree with you 100% here Led.

  252. andrewberkshire says:

    LOL IRL.

  253. kmachabs27 says:

    sportshunter.tv

  254. Ton says:

    stupid dick kluzak got his ass kicked by chris nilan many times, ask him if he was called up just to fight!!!

  255. observer says:

    both channelsurfing and atdhe – the new ones - appear to be down again? does anyone have some other links to watch tonight?

  256. slapshot777 says:

    Nice to see Eller potting a few goals. He is now playing with confidence, you can see by the way he is handling and shooting the puck. I hope he gets a hat trick tonight. Poor Marchand lloking around when he loses the puck to see if a penalty will be called. What an idiot.

    Habs keep this up and we will be okay. Boston cannot skate with the Habs. All the guys got to do is a flip  dump in the bruins zone and you get their d-men to turn around and you got them flat footed.

     

    To you from failing hands we throw the torch, be yours to hold it high.

  257. Ton says:

    ladies and gentlemen we got ourselves a new centerman! wonder how boston tv called that fight. should have been a penalty for head hunting, stuck the foot out…………………..

  258. Led says:

    How long before Lucic protects his girlfriend (Horton) by a 3rd-man-in blindside of a smaller player? I’ll say 15 minutes.

  259. HABS_FAN_NS says:

    What a beauty by Eller on the 2nd goal.I Think thats the nicest habs goal I’ve seen this season

  260. Led says:

    We didn’t lose the last game against the Bruins due to lack of toughness. We lost because it was a run-and-gun affair where we forgot how to play D and let in 8 goals. That being said I’m glad the tougher guys are in the lineup. Why, because we did however, get beat up. Of course the win is most important but I also don’t want to see non-fighters get gooned up.

  261. savethepuck says:

    +They are there to shut down Boston’s top line. Lucic, Horton and Krej

     

  262. kmachabs27 says:

    atta boy White he gave it too Boychuk

  263. LA Loyalist says:

    Well, a goal from 3 guys I might not have even have dressed. Moen, Eller and Mara. Thanks guys!

  264. The Cat says:

    The Cat’s Tale O’ The Tape: Habs are 9-7-1 with 2 days off and 7-4-2 on Tuesdays. Boston are 4-1-0 with 2 days off and 8-1-0 on Tuesdays…

    [Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.

  265. boris420 says:

    I list all the links before games:

    http://habsonlinetv.blogspot.com/

  266. Jonson says:

    you see Richards call out  PK for standing up for his teamates. now you got this young kid in marchand bashing the habs. whats more of a problem?

  267. Jonson says:

    you see Richards call out  PK for standing up for his teamates. now you got this young kid in marchand bashing the habs. whats more of a problem? i guess if you ask me neither. but still RIchards is an idiot

  268. slapshot777 says:

    Anyone listen to what Lucichicken is telling anyone who will listen. He say the Habs started it and they were only defending themselves. What a load of crap. I think Boston is trying to convince themselves more than anything. If anything I think the Bruins are afraid of the Habs and are trying to build up their own confidence.

     

     

    To you from failing hands we throw the torch, be yours to hold it high.

  269. Clutch10 says:

    One look a thorton and you can see Darwin’s theory of evolution.


  270. Muckbringer says:

    nice job white. anyone else notice boyckeck pullin hair at the end?

  271. Jonson says:

    is it just me, or is the plek,cammy,halpern  just not working

  272. doublerr says:

    They said White was called up “just to fight!” Gord Kluzak does the between periods commentary, he is scheduled to have knee surgery before the next intermission.

  273. savethepuck says:

    I was thinking where’s Bugs after his 2nd goal for sure.

  274. Ton says:

    yes the nhl has changed yes were skilled and fast but we are also that in the 70′s when the situation was similar, flyers and bruins.  bowman had to tool his team with some intimating players that can play 7 to 10 minutes but were tough, ie chrawtraw, bouchard, tremb/risebrough/savard, robinson could all take care of themselves.  this is what were missing, easier said than done but they know it folks, they know were not good at defending ourselves…………i hope they surprize me tonight, a couple of players that play big (white, sopel, mara) miight encourage the others to play big……..i see pouliot scrapping tonight and doing well!!!!!!!!

  275. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Hopefully PK takes out the little douche again.

  276. SeriousFan09 says:

    Disrespectful puke Brad Marchand from Arpon Basu’s Twitter:

    “They like to get in and shoot their mouths off and then when you hit them they’ll dive down and fall easy. “

    They get a lot of shots behind the play, and then they play it off like when we run them they didn’t do anything to deserve it”

    “That’s the kind of team they are, they’re pretty good at it.”

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  277. Jordio-oh says:

    I love all the chatter around the league about Subban “learning his place” in the league and here you have Marchand, with all of 82 games played in his career, shooting his mouth off about an entire team.

    Combine total nhl games played and they have equal experience.

    i’m not a proponent of violence, but if Marchand gets laid out with a big, clean hit tonight, I’ll raise my glass.

  278. wd40 says:

    LOL, no Brad, that hit from P.K. was pretty much IN FRONT of the play.  Keep your mouth SHUT and your head UP, kid! 

  279. scrowe21 says:

    He ran his mouth a lot after the last game. I wish PK ended his season with that big hit. I hate him more everytime I read his stupid comments.

  280. deuce6 says:

    lol..and I guess his Bruins are angels out there…Gimmie a break, kid..Maybe he should learn to keep his head up, 1st…

    —————— Yes, I’m a Hab fan..Wanna fight about it?

  281. Tobiass says:

    I say 3-5 games. Look at Chara’s game, he leans into players againts the boards all the time, thats what he does and not once has he ever done this. He happened to do it at the one spot on the ice that is dangerous. He was stupid for not thinking what can happen but I dont think he meant to

  282. CHsam says:

    Do us all a favour, you pretentious little poetic prick

    Learn english you fuck

  283. savethepuck says:

    I was on board with you until you started making light of, and joking about what may possibly be a career ending injury. Nothing about any of this is remotely funny to me.

  284. CHsam says:

    Lord bugs. LOL. Nice pretension.

    Admiral of what???? Osti say what? osti? mon petit bonhomme?

     

  285. NightRyder says:

    I believe Todd Bertuzzi is remorseful too for causing “permanent” (according to the lawyers) brain damage to Steve Moore.

     

     

  286. Propwash says:

    The be all and end all is this, Chars had it in for Patches since the little shove after the game winning goal.

  287. Bugs says:

    For the record, I believe in Big Z’s remorse. I’m sure he didn’t exoect Pac-Man to get hurt as much as he did. But he musta expected to hurt him a LITTLE when he deliberately PUSHED him into the stanchion. Bullspit he didn’t see it comin. It was right in front of him. When you’re moving forward (literally, not figuratively nonsensical), things normally come at you from the front, and if you don’t avoid them, you’re bound to hit them; something to do with kinetics or something, I don’t know, I’m not a physicist, the point is: bullspit he didn’t know he was steering the kid’s head into a fraggin stanchion comin right at’em, c’mon.

    20 games.

    It should,à however be noted that I’m extremely biased on the matter so my personal opinion should be taken with a grain’o'salt. Preferably sea salt. Hear it’s good for you. Coupla grains’o'sea salt, yeah, take my opinion with that. Maybe some paprika too…

    Hell, whatever you want, I’m out.

  288. Habnofear says:

    After that hit the whole team shoulda chased that prick out of the Bell with the crowd not far behind!

  289. Mr. Biter says:

    Do your self a favour and watch an old John ferguson you tube vidio of him giving  a boston player. A “Butt end”to the face, brings down a man any size. And BTW prehaps J Bonneau might have lost to Chara but at least he would have had Chara sitting in the box with him. Any other thoughts Brainiac.

  290. HardHabits says:

    I agree. Chara is the top dog. I hope he gets suspended for 10 games. If not I’d say bring up Bonneau and Henry and let them tag team him.

    Either that or have someone give him a Bobby Clarke to Kharlamov’s ankle special.

  291. SLYDER says:

    you didnt answer my questions…are you saying we should dress fans in the crowd when we play the bruins? so they can dish out what chara deserves?

  292. LA Loyalist says:

    Sigh.

    No one is talking about beating up Chara. It’s called deterrence. When Chris Nilan was around did anyone mess with our high-skill players? 

    Remember in the 70′s when the Flyers were skilled and scary? Well we beat them with skill AND toughness.

    Yeah if the rules were clear and enforced consistently and we could trust the league, fine, you would be right and I would agree with you. But is that the case now?

    No. And until it is Cammi, Plex, Pax and yes, Price, are going to be targets. It’s really too bad Laraque was past it by the time we got him. 

     

  293. SLYDER says:

    muscle was brought it – mara and white

     

    both did their jobs – and we won 4-1, bringing the series lead to 4-1

     

    …my point still stands…but FINE…who is going to DETER chara?

  294. SLYDER says:

    yep. i watched it…have seen it before…and i responded actually, dripping with sarcasm

     

    you must have missed it – oh, and that wasnt a question…

  295. Mr. Biter says:

    Watch the Ferguson vidios to see how you deal with certain players.

  296. SLYDER says:

    im sorry, you didnt ask me a question….

  297. Mr. Biter says:

    You didn’t answer mine either. so don’t bitch about some one not answering your stupid post.

  298. SLYDER says:

    Nope, you’re 100% right. We should start running around butt-ending opposing players in the face and substituting anyone that is willing to fight anybody for our fast, skilled, playmaking and goal scoring players.

     

     

    i stand corrected

  299. Chuck says:

    Congratulations, Bruins. You won a game by 2 goals, won a few fights in which you should have been handed instigators, and one that included a weapon.

    Bravo, Boston.

    *golf claps*

  300. davelecave says:

    Wow, this writer is an idiot.

  301. Ton says:

    I’m a habs fan and I am trying to keep a good perspective……..how are we cheap shot artists and pretend to be innocent…….like Gainey said last week teams should keep there mouth shut and just play the game…… read the attached garbage. hope the team does for motivation

     

    http://bostonherald.com/sports/hockey/bruins/view.bg?&articleid=1321736&format=&page=1&listingType=bru#articleFull

  302. Drew42 says:

    “On the fight card, the B’s pummeled Montreal in 4-of-5 bouts, with Thomas the lone loser in a mid-ice go with counterpart Carey Price that was more humorous than violent.”

     

    Interesting… I guess he blocked out the memory of Pouliot taking Kreici down with pretty much one punch and then letting up once he hit the ice… lol

    Lets go Habs, kick them where it hurts!

  303. adamg84 says:

    When those three idoits open their mouths I don’t listen. They’re on TV, thats it, they haven’t been all that successful in the NHL a couple Stanley Cup appearences for Tavish and Cherry and thats about it. I hate it when these guys tell their audiences “what is takes to win” when none of them are really even winners themselves. Milbury has to work every network in the league to keep his debts down, McTavish needs the 55K from TSN to keep himself drunk and Cherry….actually I’m going stop typing now.

  304. WindsorHab-10 says:

    You can thank tools like Don Cherry, Mike Milburry, Craig McTavish & the list goes on & on & on. Talk is cheap & I hope we’ll continue to get no respect from the so called experts, i.e. Bruins/Leafs analysts.

  305. Tobiass says:

    Yeah, thats what I’m saying, I dont think he meant to but I could be wrong, nobody will really ever know, it was a bad decision by Chara, that much is for sure.

  306. habstrinifan says:

    You are 100 percen right. I thought two things set a tone in the first few minutes. P.K doing some skating thru a few Bruins showed that we  were gonna come at them and not si tback. And White jumping to respond at the cheap hit enforced that idea. And it wasnt a pussy-ass effort by White either. He was AMAZING.

    This game remind sme of one thing. WE fans owe so much to this great team of ours… the present and the past. And every now and then they grab that torch and hold it high. Tonight they did. I know every fan here feels damn proud to be a HABS fan tonight.

     

    Thank you Ryan … you are not a big kid but you got one BIG HEART. Thank YOU max… my prayers are with you.

    Thank you TEAM!

  307. Curtis O Habs says:

    Ryan White`s fight was as good a goal.

  308. blu3chip says:

    How in heaven can you blame this on PG and BG? I mean….  are you THAT… not bright???

    I don’t want a goon team like the Flyers and Bruins; I prefer a talented speedy team with grit.

  309. JohnBellyful says:

    Thanks, Andrew, for engaging in a civil exchange. I will make a point of looking at the clip if I get the chance. What I was offering was an initial impression in response to what I knew would be an emotional issue and my naturally charitable nature apparently got the better of me. Evidently I am to be hung in virtual effigy in place of Public Enemy No. 1.

  310. habs33 says:

    Initial thoughts on tonight’s game – if this game was a measuring stick for the playoffs then we showed we can skate with the big boys. This was a complete decimation of a supposedly superior team, with or without their captain for the 3rd period. The Habs skated, took the body and make smart, low risk plays that translated into a team win. Eller looked phenomenal tonight, and made PG look even better – he’s a smart, heads-up hockey player with a very bright future. The kid can skate, create opportunities and he’s got soft hands to boot. Besides scoring twice I thought Eller played a great game end to end.

    Price was his usual steady self – exactly what we’ve come to expect and exactly what other offences suddenly don’t have an answer to. No more going high-glove side. That’s covered. His lateral movements are second to none and his patience is astounding.

    Now, on to the elephant in the room. That hit by Chara, intentional or not, was sickening. He’s a veteran player with a bone to pick. My gut tells me he meant to do it and now he must answer to the NHL. Mark my words, when Don Cherry gets ahold of this i GUARANTEE his message will be along these lines “The kid (Pacioretty) shouldn’t have been in that position. Chara is just playing the puck and that kid put himself in a vulnerable position.” BS, Don. Cherry will defend Chara and the Bruins no question.

    My only complaint? No goals from Hal “Skillsie” Gill! Come on Giller!

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  311. Mattyleg says:

    I don’t think he saw who he was going into the boards with, to be honest.

    I know I sound a bit like an apologist, but I’d like to believe that these things are unintentional.

    Call it…oh, I don’t know… hope for humanity, perhaps?

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  312. andrewberkshire says:

    John, to be clear I didn’t call you delusional, or at least didn’t mean it that way. I’m not trying to start a fight. I’m saying Chara knew who he was hitting, and he doesn’t do that if it isn’t Pacioretty.

  313. ABHabsfan says:

    Apparently, SF09, we were thinking the same thing; I just don’t type very fast

  314. Trisomy 21 says:

    Chris Pronger also donates to Charity. The money made from selling the puck from last years finals was going to charity.

    I see your point but the thing i’m factoring in to this is the garbage that started from the shove patches gave to chara after scoring the OT goal. Unfortunately this won’t be considered whenever the league reviews this.

  315. ABHabsfan says:

    It is completely unreasonable to put any blame on the coach or management of this team. Chara is not going to be intimidated by anyone because he can beat-up anyone in hockey, anywhere. The coach and management have built a team that has beaten these bums 4/5 times this season simply because they are more skilled. By inserting meat-heads into the line-up you have to take skill out. No one is going to fight Chara and about the only guy who can beat-up Lucic is Boogaard, he has no place on this team.

    Stopping these incidents has to come from the league office. A heavy, unprecedented suspension is likely the only way to keep these things from happening

  316. SeriousFan09 says:

    I’d be surprised if the league even gives him 7 or 8. He doesn’t have a history (Not that it should count) and he’s a star player so that gets you more slack. Chara will ride out a suspension while Pacioretty potentially spends the rest of the season recovering from that hit.

    Boston fans will defend him, forgetting that Marc Savard was shut down and his career is possibly over due to a series of reckless hits against him and they nearly post Patrice Bergeron the same way.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  317. Mattyleg says:

    This is a pretty tough one.

    Chara is a big, competitive guy who plays hard, and who left his really dirty days are behind him in Ottawa.

    He gives a lot of money to charities and runs his own kids’ charity. I’ve met people who’ve met him, and who know him. They say he’s a gent.

    I hate they guy as an opponent, but as a person, I respect him.

    He’s no Chris Pronger. Not by a long shot.

    I’m sure I’m going to get nailed to the wall because people are angry, but I would like to think that Chara would never do something like that, and as much as we talk and analyse, only he will really ever know for sure.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  318. HabsFansince49 says:

    Great win! Excellent hockey!

    The guys on the SportsNet said it was a clean hit by Chara. He didn’t deserve a penalty. Ever wonder what we’re up against? I bet Chara gets nothing.

    Now on to the next one

    Oh – and the surging Laffs lost

     

    I don’t pretend to be an expert; just a die-hard Habs fan passing my opinion

  319. HaloHabsFan says:

    Personally, I don’t think the best revenge would be to go after Chara.  Or Lucic.  If I’m a Habs player, I focus my energy on Campbells son next time they meet up to send a message.  He becomes public enemy #1 by association unless the Chara punishment is appropriate.

  320. Ton says:

    how can u say this , how long have you watched the game. he was beat on the play by speed, he knew there was an abstacle that would slow him down, watch it in slow motion, he forearmed into the turn buckle. the question why did he did it, he was beat on the play. 

  321. DearyLeary says:

    Yes.  It would have happened had we had a thug on our team.  Point final.  

    It’s not like Patches is a small guy, he just got targeted by a bigger thug, that’s all.  

  322. deggy24 says:

    So I watched the hit, and it looked clean initially. The third time I watched it however I noticed the skate trip by Chara being the key part of the play that left Pax vulnerable. Watch Chara’s skate on Pax skate, that and the shove is what put him in. Very, very, very, very dirty play but nobody we’ll see it.

    In all of this I’m wondering where the fiez the Montreal Italian and French mafia are in straightening this Bruin’s stuff out. In the old days, you’d sign a guy to a one day contract and he’d take some mofo’s heads off with his stick.

  323. kempie says:

    No kidding. You read my mind. I honestly don’t have the stomach to watch that cartoon idiot defend his rock em sock em bullshit this time.

  324. habs33 says:

    Me either. See my comments above.

    Follow me on Twiter:djamesross

  325. DearyLeary says:

    I’m sorry, that’s bull.  Between the targeting that’s taken place since Patches’ ‘push’ on Chara after the OT winner you’ve seen malicious behaviour in the past (they still target PK to boot) and the consequences of the hit: no puck possession, high hit, vulnerable position, if this isn’t a suspension I don’t know what is.

     

  326. bigdave says:

    Chara is just one cheap shot artist in a bunch of cheap shot artists!

    Thank God hockey won out tonight!

     

     

    “The Allo Police Media – a collection of bitter ex-coaches, players and wannabees whose collective lack of success accounts for their present positions in Sports’ equivalent of the Jerry Springer Show”

  327. dougiehab says:

    please  delete  (happens)  …… 

  328. since1988 says:

    In other news hope we play them in the playoff excpet for when Price allowed those 7 goals they can’t beat us 

    “When people agree with me i always feel that i must be wrong” – Oscar Wilde

  329. SeriousFan09 says:

    Chara would’ve made that hit regardless, WHO CAN TAKE ON CHARA? Honestly, he’s the biggest man in the league, nobody can intimidate that guy because he’ll just grab them and ragdoll them around. Matt Cooke tried to kill Marc Savard on a team that packed Thornton, Ference, Mcquaid, Lucic and Chara last season.

    Bruins had plenty of enforcers, they still nearly lost Patrice Bergeron at one point (and may have lost Savard) due to reckless hits on them. This is the failure of the league to enforce suspensions and slap down reckless play when it occurs.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  330. habs33 says:

    Why exact revenge on Campbell or any player for that matter? Let them handle this like gentlemen and skate the Bruins off the ice come the playoffs.

    If we go out looking for blood we’re only going to tarnish our reputation and feed the critics. Why not prove the Brad Marchands and everyone else out there wrong?

    Follow me on Twiter:djamesross

  331. Muckbringer says:

    fn throwbacks

     

     

  332. DearyLeary says:

    Well, they probably did; more to the point, why wouldn’t you want to make it uncomfortable for the visiting team?

  333. habsfannfld says:

    Wish Patches all the best. Great game by the Habs tonight.

     

    Lucic is still picking his spots, and I can`t wait until the day he gets his.

  334. RiverviewCanadien says:

    My feelings exactly.

    No way he had no idea what was going to happen, it was deliberate. There are certain areas and situations where you stick check only, and that is one of them.

    How many games will he get, because you know he is going miss some time…

    Gomez went straight up to him, I was only hoping Scott was going to break his stick on Chara’s face.

  335. blu3chip says:

    Elliz Victoria Chára

  336. adamg84 says:

    More than a bush league play from a veteran defenceman.  I hope the league takes a good long look at this play and Chara is punished accordingly (that’s in a perfect world). 

  337. Sportfan says:

    Wow what ahorrible hit i hope chara gets it bad the hit made me sick to the stomach im still woozy i hope pacy heals quickly god pplease bless him.

    I swear to god if chara says in an interview that he didnt mean to hit him ill puke man chara what a prick

     

    Last bruin to have class Bobby Orr when DOn CHerry came around they lost any of it and never got it back

  338. Clutch10 says:

    Change that picture  the kid has family.

  339. habsgod says:

    chara you gutless piece of crap and cheap shot artist i hope your suspended for the rest of the season and playoffs! of course  that spinless coachroach cherry will defend his bruins to no end …..so will milbury and that idiot p.j. stock!

  340. Da Hema says:

    I agree. Chara almost threw him into the partition.

  341. Muckbringer says:

    all is well and im positive the nhl will take action on patc’s injury.    men vs boys tonight!!!!!!

  342. Laramy87 says:

    With the history between Max and Chara, one cannot say this wasnt an intent to injure.  16 Second left in a period the puck NO WHERE IN SITE…. and then this clown has to put this shit!.

    I hope he gets suspended, but I HIGHLY doubt it, because Campbells son is on the bruins.

  343. Muckbringer says:

    bruins truely showed how weak they are, and we set ballsed upd. let us go to their site and tell it like it is….(murrey)

     

     

  344. matrags says:

    what bothers me most about the hit was our laclk of response. Mcreary didnt have to send the teams off we gutted out and did nothing.

  345. dougiehab says:

    when is the NHL  going to get any —-  and deal with  this crap.. It’s easy , if intent to injure , the offending happens player is out as many games as the injured player   and then the suspension starts … only then will players give respect .  In all other sports  hockey is the only sport  where this  kind of crap happens.

  346. BKAK72 says:

    Hey HIO administrator: CHANGE THE PICTURE!
    (That’s tasteless)

    HABS fan(atics) in the Toronto area the Bruins play the Leafs on March 17th. Come out with your HABS jerseys and “eggo” the Bruins bench!

    – I will not apologize for being a delirious HABS fan! –

  347. bigdave says:

    Can you believe that the NESN morons ie Jack Edwards accused the Canadiens( among a plethora of other things) of purposely designing the Bell Center so that it was the most unconforatble in the league for visiting BU Goaltenders! 

    What a mentality!

     

     

    “The Allo Police Media – a collection of bitter ex-coaches, players and wannabees whose collective lack of success accounts for their present positions in Sports’ equivalent of the Jerry Springer Show”

  348. habsfannfld says:

    He put him into the turnbuckle, and he knew it was there. Don’t try to defend this POS. He knew exactly what he was doing. Technically, i guess it wasn’t an illegal hit, but he tried to hurt him, there’s no doubt

  349. blu3chip says:

    What a load of dog poop.

  350. LA Loyalist says:

    Ok. I just watched it twice. Chara’s upward shove of the arm was more than just rubbing him along the boards, it put his head into the glass.

    One of the worst hits I have ever seen and of course we are all praying for Pax and his family.

    But I am angry at a lot of people 1. Colin Campbell for his inconsistent standards. 2. PG and Bob for not protecting our skill players. 3. JM for not insisting on a tougher team.

    Do ANY of you believe for one second that if Chris Nilan or John Ferguson had been on our team this would have happened? Of course not.

    We have no nuclear deterrent. And this will keep happening, especially in the playoffs until the league sets a clear and consistent standard. This is bullsh*t.

     

  351. Da Hema says:

    I can’t say I am looking forward to HNIC’s commentary on this next Saturday….

  352. blu3chip says:

    I guess you are so impressed with your poop you need to show it to everyone twice.

  353. LeeFree says:

    NOBODY, and I mean nobody can tell me that Chara didn’t do this intentionally. How many seconds went by before ‘crunch’? Patches didn’t even have the puck. And you just know what was running in Chara’s mind from a couple of games earlier with regards to Patches push on the OT goal. And where would the Habs be health wise if Boychucks intentional knee had of made contact on PK? This bullchit ‘intent to injure’ took away from an otherwise fine performance by the boys.

  354. HNS says:

    Booins are Philly wanna be’s without the talent or coaching. They eat my ass. Not going to celebrate this win until I hear Max is up and walking. I believe he’ll be fine. God Speed Max Pacioretty.

  355. Mattyleg says:

    I don’t think he knew who he was going into the boards with.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  356. LeeFree says:

    Forgot to add because I was still very upset over this.

    Thoughts and prayers are with you, Patches.

  357. blu3chip says:

    The goons managed to lose a 3-0 series after leading 3-0 in game 7, what else do you expect from them?

    Leafs suck, but at least they keep their game respectable. Bruins are just a bunch of ugly goons.

  358. Billyboy says:

    Who cares what that idiot Cherry has to say. I have not heard a word from him in years. I simply “mute” the sound
    when he appears. I spend the time laughing about his weird
    choice of suits. The man is a bufoon.

  359. JohnBellyful says:

    Kill a guy? Really? Well, then, it’s time the police stepped in to put an end to this nonsense because the NHL hasn’t shown any signs it’s prepared to do so. With 20,000-plus (?) witnesses, it shouldn’t be hard making the charge stick.

    What length of suspension are expecting the league to hand down? What do you think he deserves? Now that I’ve been put in my place I fully expect the league the suspend Chara for the rest of the season — at the very least.

  360. SeriousFan09 says:

    Chara is a veteran defencemen with a decade in the league, he didn’t know where the turnbuckle was? Please. He had size, position on Pacioretty, was facing it when he shoved him into it and knew Pacioretty couldn’t do a damn thing to outmuscle him. It was garbage, bully work by a player who had all the power to do whatever he wanted, he chose to try and kill a guy.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  361. JohnBellyful says:

    I didn’t see Chara’s stick in Pacioretty’s skates before the hit (as someone says below, it took him three viewings). And, Andrew, just because I don’t share your perspective or grasp of history doesn’t make me delusional. Or my observation dog poop as someone else declared (and apparently exhausted his powers of argumentation in the process, unlike the others who took the time to disabuse of my ill-considered opinion.)

  362. JohnBellyful says:

    Chara deserved a penalty but I don’t believe he intended to injure. It looked like he was trying to rub him out along the boards. Vigourously, yes, but anywhere else but the stanchion and Pacioretty wouldn’t have been hurt as badly. That’s not to forgive what Chara did I don’t think it compares in viciousness to some of the other brutal acts I’ve seen this season, such as the head shots, and the ramming from behind. Maybe I’m becoming desensitized to the violence and disrespect that characterizes too much of the NHL today. I only hope Pacioretty makes a full and speedy recovery.

  363. JohnBellyful says:

    I posted it twice by accident and immediately deleted the content when I saw what had happened. Apparently it’s the first time it’s happened on this site which you were quick to detect. I am impressed.

  364. JeffS says:

    With due respect, this was an act of payback, nothing less.  This guy is a 6’9″ psycho who was pissed when Max pushed him in the back a couple of games ago, saw an opportunity for payback in a game that was out of reach and took it. Most people around hockey, whether its midget, junior senior or pro know that players hold a grudge and Chara is no different.  The analaysts, Kypreos, MacKenzie, Barnaby, MacClean etc. all say this is an unfortunate result from a hockey play which is completely wrong. They don’t have the balls to report the truth or have been fed the NHL kool-ade too long to remember when they played.  There was no other reason to finish that hit other than to punish.  The argument that there was no intent is completely unbelievable and irrational given Chara’s view of the ice, Max’s body position and the fact that the puck was long gone. He could have rubbed him out, but he chose to fully extend his arm into Max’s head as it was hitting the stansion.  If this isn’t intent to injure in the name of payback, I don’t know what is.  Ball is in your court NHL. 

  365. since1988 says:

    I heard earlier in the day Colin Campbell was going to be at the game if thats the case Chara probably got nothing montreal is getting to close to the burins he doesn’t want to ruin gregory’s chances in the playoffs

    “When people agree with me i always feel that i must be wrong” – Oscar Wilde

  366. Ton says:

    amen to mario lemieux, he was ridiculed two weeks ago when he sent a message even meant for players on his team. benoit brunet kept saying he was surprized that chara was capable of such a thing, bs i have seen him pounce on players when they were in a vulernable position.

    furthermore this bruin team shows no remorse, this concerns me as an opponent and I do see some fear in some of our players. understandably they were thrown off for the third period. I hope Max is alright, he’s our bright light for this year. what a player he can become, I hope this can still be. Lets pray for him.

  367. andrewberkshire says:

    John, Chara took out Pacioretty with his stick in his skates before the hit, Pacioretty didn’t have the puck, he guided his head directly into the glass. This hit isn’t even up for debate. It was the most deplorable thing I’ve seen since Bertuzzi/Moore. And if anyone thinks Chara makes that hit if it’s anyone other than Pacioretty, you’re a special kind of delusional.

  368. LA Loyalist says:

    Great. Now you’ve jinxed Gill’s Hat Trick. Hope he gets it anyway.

  369. HardHabits says:

    I was joking dude. You asked for it BTW.

    As well, you might want to lighten up a bit because your reply was anything other than mature.

    A couple of years back I tried to put a number on how many woman I slept with in my life and I lost count at 200.

    It must also piss you off to know that at 45 I was “dating” an 18 year old.

  370. Trisomy 21 says:

    Yeah? well at 46 I dated a 17 year old! and I lost count at 201!! I am definitely superior.

    But really why even bother, this is the internet, you could easily way 400 lbs and but tell us you look like Tom Cruise and have a sex life similar to that of Charlie Sheen

  371. LA Loyalist says:

    That was funny! thanks!

  372. Bugs says:

    Wow. None of my business really, and I don’t have an opinion either way, but this is an excellently crafted post. I salute you, Slyder.

  373. Trisomy 21 says:

    Age of consent is 16.

  374. HardHabits says:

    It’s been changed. I think you can’t be more than 5 years older than the girl now if she’s between 16 and 18.

  375. HardHabits says:

    It was a short lived fling and she was cute. Sue me. I also realized that it was wrong and put an end to it. But it was also a lot of fun at the time and I’d do it again because I am weak.

  376. HardHabits says:

    You better get a good lawyer. Under 18 is off limits for me at my age.

    I can back it up BTW.

  377. Duracell3 says:

    “It must also piss you off to know that at 45 I was “dating” an 18 year old.”

     

    ….

     

  378. SLYDER says:

    45 dating 18 is really pathetic

    46 dating 17 is rape

    200 is HIV

    201 is AIDS

    Tom Cruise is a scientologist

    Charlie Sheen will be dead before he realizes how much money he could’ve put in his wallet instead of his nose

    …400lbs is the only thing i believe here

  379. NightRyder says:

    That was mature.

    I’m watching the Canucks game on my laptop in bed while the wife watches Glee. It’s called compromise.

    Since your latex girlfriend probably doesn’t care what you watch, it’s not a problem in your van I’m sure.

     

  380. HardHabits says:

    Umm. Only Jews can make Jewish jokes. I can half-razz Frenchy because I am half French. You’re better than that CHSam. Don’t become like a Bruin fan.

    Now apologize.

    BTW his English is far and above better than yours. All that while living in Bill 101 land.

  381. CHsam says:

    Shit. Sorry guys, just a bit sauced. 

    But gonna just say it, BUGS, you’re fulla shit. So it Habs Professor. And MANAPART.

    Dumb fucks.

  382. LA Loyalist says:

    … and what am I, chopped liver?

  383. HardHabits says:

    You forgot TripleX, observer and that super-douche HH.

  384. CHsam says:

    Shit. Sorry guys, just a bit sauced. 

    But gonna just say it, BUGS, you’re fulla shit. So it Habs Professor. And MANAPART.

    Dumb fucks.

  385. VancouverHab says:

    Get help.

  386. CHsam says:

    lol

     

    Bugs = hot air, aka shit LOL

  387. Propwash says:

    CHsam, seriously?

  388. LA Loyalist says:

    Price cannot fight or even mess around. All he needs is a sprained wrist or worse and we are screwed. One of our few male players has to protect him.

  389. ZepFan2 says:

    No it’s, “I want the Rocket!”.

    ———————————————————————— “Young people have seen that a team can play electrifying, fascinating hockey while still behaving like gentlemen.” ~Serge Savard~

  390. andrewberkshire says:

    Indeed, he seems like a nice guy, and he looks like Mike Holmes.

  391. Bugs says:

    Don’t mean to be a stickler, but if you’re gonna quote a great line, quote it right, yeah?

  392. HabFanSince72 says:

    Thomas is that rare Bruin who isn’t loathsome.

     

  393. Jocko says:

    The intelligent part of me totally agrees.  The neanderthal in me would love to have seen Price beat the holy living bejeezus out of Thomas!!!

    I’ll be watching this game with my club proudly in hand….well…when the wife and kids are not around anyway!!!

    I don’t want to see Maurice tonight, I want to see The Rocket!

  394. Jocko says:

    You mean my sign off?  I am sure that is the correct line. 

    I don’t want to see Maurice tonight, I want to see The Rocket!

  395. C_Hand says:

    I’d rather Pyatt in for White. This game won’t be won with playing tough, that is not the style of play that wins games for the Habs. We will win this on special-teams and goaltending, and Pyatt is one of, if not THE best PKer on our team. Otherwise, I like the addition of Mara and I’m happy Cammy and Sopes are in tonight. GO HABS!

  396. mrhabby says:

    pyatt is just useless…i know, i know he does the best he can. i hope this is one of the areas the gg’s look at over the summer.

  397. DD says:

    God, you’re an idiot Tony. Kessel has averaged just a little over 50 points in his first three seasons in the NHL, hardly ‘best player’ numbers.

    I enjoy reading your comments, as much as I enjoy watching the first few episodes of American Idol. You know, when some poor soul gets up there and givesa it their all, and they’re awful, but the best part is when they get all indignant when they are told they have no talent. This might be a little above your intellect, Tony, but as Simon was apt to say, stop paying your vocal coach.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  398. habrez says:

    Hahahahahahahahhahahaha. No best player on Boston? Bergeron, Chara, Thomas, Kaberle, Kreijci and Savard have all either represented their countries or played in the all star game. Yup no stars there.

    Seguin might be a bust. But I really don’t think so. Usually lottery picks end up on a team that is rebuilding, not a championship contender, thanks to the Laffs. Look at Toews, Kane, Crosby, Malkin, Ovechkin, Hall, Tavares, Stamkos and so on. These players end up on bad teams and immediately become a major part of the team. Because Boston is a legitimate contender Seguin falls on the depth chart and gets a minor role on the 3rd or 4th line. Rookies make mistakes and when you are battling for the conference or division lead you cant afford to have a rookie mistake. Had he been drafted by Edmonton his numbers would be a lot better because he would be getting first line minutes and first wave power play. I highly doubt all the scouts were wrong.

    And don’t forget the Bruins still get a 1st and 2nd this year. In all likeliness Boston will get a top 10 draft pick. Remember Laff fan, your saviour Kadri was selected 8th overall. 

  399. Habitall says:

    Actually, one of the saddest moments I’ve ever seen on TV also involved the Habs & Bruins, in the early 80s, when a Bruins player named Normand Leveille went head first into the boards and never played again. I forget who hit him, though I think it had more to do with how he went down than with the viciousness of the hit. Not to minimize what’s happened to Pac, but I’m thinking he’ll be alright.

    THE Saddest moment I ever saw on TV had to be Korean fighter Duk Koo Kim getting knocked out and dying, during a boxing match with Ray Mancini. Also in the early 80s. 

  400. naweed235 says:

    This was the saddest moment i’ve ever seen on T.V. … i couldnt control the tears that just came out… how low can u go as a human being to even attempt something like that on a player…

    all my thoughts and prayers are with Max … he is too young and talented to deserve this …

  401. LA Loyalist says:

    No wonder I never agree with you on hockey. You watch a game where the refs wear sheer socks?

  402. HabFanSince72 says:

    Well, Barcelona dominated so much that Arsenal ended up with zero attempts on goal. (Somehow they still scored a goal – but a Barcelona player put it in his own net.) Arsenal could barely touch the ball.

     

     

  403. Muckbringer says:

    man they look chippy tonight. they already got beat downs, cant play a clean game and come back from 2.  unless the refs rip us off, im gonna say it:

     

    OH LAY

    (nah nah nah nah……..)

  404. Muckbringer says:

    see….i retract

  405. savethepuck says:

    I’ve read all that so I’ll change my reply to him to say I find nothing funny about a guy getting concussed and being out for an indefinite amount of time.

  406. LA Loyalist says:

    Hope you are right and it’s as minor as possible. But concussions are cumulative. Keith Primeau was saying that he had 4 or 5 “official” ones, but in retrospect maybe the same again “unofficial” ones.

    We will all be watching Colin Campbell tomorrow. If he had any integrity he will recuse himself and allow someone else to make the call due to his son being on the Bruins. 

    If he does not recuse himself, he’s full of sh*t. Because that’s the professional standard. No judge would sit on a case in which they could even be perceived to have a personal interest. That’s the standard and it is common to US and Canadian law. Not that Gary gives an sh*t about Canadian law.

  407. HardHabits says:

    He apparently passed some severity tests. We’ll know more in a week. 

    I thought he was dead to be honest. But seriously everybody (not you) calm down. There is a division up for grabs. Level heads must prevail.

    Let’s take this!!!

  408. Bugs says:

    I made light of the credibility of my opinion, not on the seriousness of Pac-Man’s injury.

    Isn’t that correct?

  409. SeriousFan09 says:

    We won’t really know severity for a while. There may be no bleeding in the brain but a lot of players are missing months with post-concussion syndromes. Wouldn’t be surprised if Pacioretty doesn’t play again until next season.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  410. HardHabits says:

    It’s a concussion and it isn’t a severe one. RDS reported it earlier.

  411. Bugs says:

    Did he mean to hurt him when he got on the ice? Certainly not.

    Did he mean to hurt him in that fraction of a second when he knew he had Pac-Man at his mercy with a stanchion comin right at’em? Yes, I believe he did.

    Heat of the moment. Gonna crash the guy into the stanchion. We’ve seen it a hundred times with the guy gettin back up and shakin his fist instead of lying comatose on the ice.

    He pushed him. Watch it over and over at normal speed (no need for slomo) and you SEE it. He pushed him into the stanchion. Deliberately.

  412. Tobiass says:

    Dunno, I just see as he leaned into a player against the boards like he’s done a thousand times before, but he lapsed in thinking of where on the ice he was positioned and Max was still trying to plow through.

  413. Bugs says:

    Did Jack Edwards not predict that “someone was bound to get his head taken off”?

    Scary stuff right there…

  414. canadiens26 says:

    I am pretty sure Campbell doesn’t overlook this game due to his son being a part of it.

  415. slapshot777 says:

    I hope that Patches is okay. That play should be under review by the League. That was just as bad a cheap shot as if hit from behind. Patches had Chara beat cleanly and Chara knew it and knew what he was doing with that hit too. He got 5 minutes and a game so the refs had to see it that way also. Now lets see what the idiot Campbell will do.

     

     

    To you from failing hands we throw the torch, be yours to hold it high.

  416. Nahlsy says:

    Actually Todd’s was a couple of weeks and Chara’s was a couple of months. Chara’s been trying to get at Pacioretty since January now.

  417. Bugs says:

    I think the difference in that situation is the amount of time both players premiditated their attacks. Todd’s was a good few seconds; Z’s was half a fraction of one.

  418. savethepuck says:

    and he didn’t say in his interviews that he meant to harm Moore either. WTF are they supposed to say?

     

  419. Seps says:

    Yeah I could’ve seen a slash to face being a nice act from Gomez.  That would get him off the ice for awhile too.

  420. habsfannfld says:

    Gomer could have won me over tonight. If he had done anything after the Chara hit, i would have given him full credit. A slash, drop his gloves and turtle, absolutely any response to the fact that someone just did that to your teammate. But instead, he sheepishly had a couple words for him. Let me ask you this, if Hal Gill had hit Bergeron like that, what would the response have been.

  421. blu3chip says:

    Gomez confronted Chara, but the ref interfered.

  422. olematelot says:

    Just what would you expect Gomez to do to that ape. Chara would have him for lunch. Gomez got in his face but the ref got between them

  423. adam76 says:

    That 2 many men BS needs to stop.

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  426. clichabs says:

     

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    http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/bruins/extras/bruins_blog/

     

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  428. RJ says:

    Boston and Chara have had a vendetta agains Habs and Patch since the push in the back incident. Look at the HISTORY here not just the hit. He went after Patch after the shove, claimed he would settle the score before the blood bath game, fought Patch, slashed him in the back of the legs and drove him into the glass post when he saw him coming up ice — without the puck, Dirtiest thing I have ever seen in 50 years.

    “My face is my mask,” Gump Worsley

  429. REB says:

    The solution to all of these cheap shot hits is quite simple: you are suspended without pay until the player who was injured returns to the lineup.

  430. Habs1st says:

    1st hit looked bad, simply because Grabovski had his back to Chara… and isn’t the NHL trying to get rid of hits from behind?  The 2nd one is a lot tougher to call… at first I thought it was just a good, clean hockey hit…. One huge guy simply nailing a small guy!   On a 2nd look, I’m not so sure, maybe its border line and you will see border line hits and plays as long as you allow hitting in hockey.  (and for the record, I don’t want to seem them get rid of hitting [or fighting] in hockey!)

  431. Clutch10 says:

    check out these classless pukes   http://gahdengremlins.tumblr.com/post/3737840595/max-pacioretty-is-a-little-bitch

     

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  432. Nahlsy says:

    Chara never aims at anyone’s head with dirty hits, Julien and Chara say so and heck just ask Grabovksi…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZXGJYz8GMo

  433. Mill4ever says:

    A otherwise perfect night was ruined by that ugly godzilla. He knew what could happen hitting a player in this area. This was dangerous, and he didn’t care about the outcome. If Patches is out for the rest of the season – mission accomplished you ****** bastard.

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  437. Zenneth1967 says:

    There isn’t a journalist anywhere with the stones to call out the mongloid Chara, even everyone’s hero Slob MacKenzie.  Punch drunk ex hacks like Barnaby or BJ Stock don’t have a valid opinion.

     

     

     

    “Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.”

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  439. Seps says:

    As weird as it seems, I actually agree with you haha.

  440. Mr. Habs says:

    Pouliot would have dropped Lucy

  441. DearyLeary says:

    Morons… the lot of them.

  442. TC says:

    Just finished watching the Sportsnet group and then read Bob McKenzie’s latest twitter updates.

    The overwhelming sentiment expressed  …  clean hit, unfortunate result.

    Probably a preview of what we’ll hear on HNIC this Saturday.

  443. CowtownCanadien says:

    I am going to be sick! Checkout this link and watch @ the 1:26 mark. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63k03M1isCY
    Chara meant it! TSN isn’t doing this justice!

  444. Nahlsy says:

    Find the long angle and pause the video at the time of the hit. Chara and Pax haven’t crossed the red line yet and the puck itself is WELL inside the far blueline (two full lines away) and almost in the corner already.

    The fact that he hit him at all show intent, that it was a head hit into a sturdy object against a victim this predator has been stalking for three games since January now… ya, an accident alright, just like Cooke didn’t mean to hurt Savard either right Bruins? The media defending this P.o.S. should be ashamed of themselves.

  445. Clutch10 says:

    Did you you hear matthew barnaby on that’s hockey 2 nite?  The ass clown said Chara didn’t mean to hurt him, and Chara isn’t a dirty player. Are you fing kidding me what kinda hockey does he watch?

  446. lavie says:

    Thanks for the info.

  447. blu3chip says:

    Thank God.

    I really hope that this is one of those injuries which is much less serious than it looks…

  448. RC-51 says:

    Habs PR say Pacioretty is conscious and moving his limbs. Outstanding news all around

  449. 123456 says:

    great news

  450. observer says:

    If that typical Julien-coached scumbag is not suspended for the rest of the year by money Bettman then this league is way beyond ever being called “big league” again!

  451. fun police says:

    hopefully the mods go through some of the comments (dm1981) and ban these idiots.  nhl has to suspend chara.  if maxpax career is in jeopardy, he’d have an easy case, any lawyer would drool over the settlement. i think the video evidence shows pretty clearly that chara saw the turnbuckle and directed him towards it.  

  452. Duracell3 says:

    Goals are fun.

  453. Ian Cobb says:

    I asked for the time change, taking the bride out dancing Sat. evening.

  454. HabFanSince72 says:

    US TV audience more important than Canadian TV audience.

     

  455. Psycho29 says:

    Anybody know why Saturday’s game in Pittsburgh is a 2PM start????

  456. Trisomy 21 says:

    Well, he’s a thoroughbred, and maybe your wife doesn’t recognize that, but then again, I can’t bake bread all that well.

    Sorry I had to throw that in there. This comes to mind whenever i hear “My wife thinks…”

    Edit: I thought i should note that this was a quote from bob gainey, i’m not trying to be an anus here

  457. HardHabits says:

    Haha. You watch Glee.

  458. NightRyder says:

    The puck was gone, he finished a check to the head. I thought it was cheap, others will disagree (especially the homer Bruins announcers, who make me physically ill).

    The overarching issue, sadly, is someone is going to have to die before the league truly addresses head shots in any meaningful manner. Chara won’t get much, if anything, and then the league will have to again deal with the notion that its inconsistent dean of discipline has a kid playing on the Bruins.

    I hope Pacioretty recovers quickly but I can’t say that I think that will be the case.

    On a lighter note, the wife thinks Scott Gomez looks like one of the gay kids on Glee. Beat that for an obtuse posting on HIO…

  459. fbkj says:

    hiya bugs, hope all is well, just a heads up you may wanna rethink that word

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=beaners

    or not, just sayin

  460. Seps says:

    Big win but for Pacioretty, I’ll be surprised if he’s back by training camp.  If you look at Crosby, he’s been out since January from hits that werent near as bad as the hit today.  If you look at Savard, he was out cold for awhile, exited on a stretcher and he was out for almost a year.  If you look at Ben Fanelli from the Kitchener Rangers, he was out cold for awhile, exited on a stretcher and he was out for almost a year.  Pacioretty was out cold for what seemed like 5 minutes, exited on a stretcher and if the Habs care about him like they should and don’t rush him back into the lineup, he could be out from anywhere between training camp and december.

  461. Trisomy 21 says:

    Lucic had to change his pants when Gil stepped up to him

  462. slapshot777 says:

    I know it was early in the game, but you know that the fight between White and Boychuk set the tone for the Habs. White dismantled Boychuk. After that fight the Habs took over.

    I guess Boychuck is not so brave fighting another guy who can handle himself. He wasn’t fighting Spacek tonight. See how that little POS Lucic is such a f**king idiot. He chased down Pouliot all the way from the Habs blueline to the Bruins zone and then demanded Pouliot fight him. He is such a chicken why didn’t he ask White to go, I’m sure White would have been more than willing.

     

     

    To you from failing hands we throw the torch, be yours to hold it high.

  463. LA Loyalist says:

    I was with you until Chara shoved his arm up. Pax was off balance and out of the play, but no, Chara had to shove his head. Watch it again. That embellishment is entirely unnecessary.

  464. JIMVINNY says:

    It was just a game or two ago that Lucic tried to hit AK after the whistle, but Lucic was the one who ended up on his a$$.  It was hilarious.

  465. aemarchand11 says:

    Cousin Brad is a rat. He is also a dressing room cancer.

    Go Habs Go! 2010-2011

  466. bel33 says:

    I totally agree.  Marchand’s a little rat.  Although Tom Fergus (ex-Leaf) on TSN’s OTR put it nicely… “that’s just a dumb comment.”

  467. pdunph says:

    Anyone else see the hyprocisy, when Brad Marchand, a rookie player,shoots his mouth off about an entire team, made up primarily of veteran players and no one in the NHL or the media affiliated with it cares to critique it, but when Subban alledgedly disrespects other players its a scandal?

  468. Spider-Man NL says:

    Someone should ask Marchand if he thought that MaxPac was diving…I bet he’ll say yes.

  469. JIMVINNY says:

    Lucic would kill White.  I have no idea why so many people think White is some big heavyweight.  He’s listed as 6’0″, 200 lbs, which means he’s actually closer to 5’10″, 190, and no where near tough enough to try to take on Lucic.

  470. adamkennelly says:

    its building up baby..here is what I do – have Ryan White all huffed up on smelling salts..wait till Lucic is headin to the bench after a minute long shift and send White out there, fresh as a summer breeze to force him to fight….I was expeting zero fireworks but for some reason – got a feeling it may turn into a total gongshow…should be fun.

  471. Bugs says:

    Who says Beaners can’t be objective?

  472. Danno says:

    WOW! Looks like Price is favoured over Thomas for the Vezina!

    http://www.nesn.com/2011/03/will-carey-price-edge-tim-thomas-for-the-vezina-trophy-this-season.html#comment-6a0115709f071f970b014e8695053a970d

     

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  473. Bugs says:

    Weird.

    I mean, it’s a Bruin site, isn’t it?

  474. Danno says:

    Those Bruins fans are harder on their team than we are. Hard to believe!

     

    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  475. Bugs says:

    He sure as hell is amassing a ton of pity now, tell you that fer nuthin.

  476. bigdave says:

    Consider the source! 

    Barnaby commenting whether anything was dirty or not is like asking a thief if he ever stole anything!

    Chara put up the elbow to make sure Pacioretti hit the stanchion.

    Gutless puke fitting captain of a collection of gutless pukes.

    Julien is responsible for the way his team plays nobody else!

    Julien orchestrated having all his goons on the ice for the last 2 minutes to try and repeat Feb 9. 

     

     

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  477. Jordio-oh says:

    When i started voting Carey had 58.83% of the vote.  20+ votes later and he sits at 61%.

    Every little bit helps.

  478. Danno says:

    Price is leading by a wide margin over Tim Tom. Gee I wonder how that happened?

     

    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  479. Chuck says:

    So the writer figures that any votes that Price gets will be ‘pity votes’?

  480. punkster says:

    Yep. That and a few well placed comments here and there ;)

    ***Subbang!!!***

  481. samTHEman says:

    I know this will sound biased, but Price has played in 18 more games than Thomas. That equates to 1080 minutes of ice-time. How could you give the Vezina to a goalie who’s played a bit above half the season. The bruins defense is quite superior to the habs, this year especially with all our injuries. Sure, Thomas has the edge in GAA but that is purely a team stat. Then again, so are wins. That’s why I think it comes down to the fact that Price has played so much more than Thomas.

  482. HUDSONHAB says:

    Just voted….Carey Price – 63.4%

    ….Hab4life….

  483. Mattyleg says:

    I’m actually surprised that Pekka Rinne isn’t getting more mentions.

    He’s playing on a sad-sack team, but is singlehandedly holding them together à la Luongo in Florida.

    Look: 23 W, 2.10 GAA, .929%, 5 SO.

    Not bad for playing in Nashville, eh?

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  484. Bugs says:

    NESN is asking who should win the Vezina. Curiously, Timmy Thomas has a massive lead in the votes.

    Maybe some of you would like to check a box?

    http://www.nesn.com/2011/03/will-carey-price-edge-tim-thomas-for-the-vezina-trophy-this-season.html

  485. Man Dingga says:

    I hope the league throws the book at Chara.  What an a#@ clown!

  486. Nahlsy says:

    Ya right. a Bruin hitting a Hab getting suspended for it? May as well wait for peace in the Middle East… it’s more likely to happen first.

  487. GhostRider says:

    My dearest, dearest heaven. My prayers are with Pacioretty.  That was extremely ugly.  Let’s hope its not as serious as it looks but…i’m not hopeful.  Those look like the types of hits that can change a player forever.

    There is no place for that in the game.  That play was dripping with intent to injure.  I’d love to see how the Bruins love-fest this weekend on CBC is going to justify that.  Perhaps we had it coming for running up the score?  Please Don, enlighten us.

    And with that, we leave justice in the hands of one of Chara’s teammates father. 

    I have a feeling we’re going to be seriously disappointed if we think Colin Campbell is going to dish out fair judgement.

  488. Psycho29 says:

    Vote more than once! Pretend you live in Florida!!

  489. Bugs says:

    By “voted”, do you mean “voted ONCE”? Cuz once ain’t enough to have your voice heard, I’m afraid.

    Back you go, sir, and do it right. Don’t stop voting until you’ve swayed the percentage by at least 3%, aw’ight?

    I mean, are you a Hab or aren’t ya??!

  490. Mattyleg says:

    Oh, your instigation hit home like a Hal Gill slapshot.

    I voted.

    I made my voice heard. I participated in the great non-democratic process known as internet polling.

    I too, am an individual.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  491. Bugs says:

    Think you might be missing the point of what I’m tryin to instigate over here, Matty…

  492. Mattyleg says:

    Yeah, he’s not doing too shabby either…

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  493. StevieRay says:

    King Henrik ..???

  494. davelecave says:

    Some good matchups there.  I think we could take down the Caps again.  The way the Rangers CAN play, they could put up a good fight against the Boo-ins. 

     

    On the other end, can the Canucks put away the Kings?

  495. TheDagger says:

    One of those knuckle-dragging mouth-breathers bashing the Habs for their “play-off meltdowns” hahahahaha

  496. Bugs says:

    Don’t tell me, Sammy. Go to the site and tell THEM.

    And don’t forget to vote…often.

  497. Max_a_million says:

    It’s only 12 more games 58 to 46, which isn’t insignificant.  Thomas is on the verge of breaking Dominic Hasek’s SVPCT record … he is clearly the Vezina Goalie right now, and still I wouldn’t want any other goalie then Price on our team.

  498. Nahlsy says:

    Agree, just because the Bruins and their entire organization have no class or respect for the game, it’s no reason to lower ourselves to their level and start acting like Luchicken and company.

  499. Ian Cobb says:

    POSTED ABOVE

    The only reason for the negative chatter about P.K. is because he is a very difficult player to play against. And he can make a vet. player look pretty ordinary. They don’t like it and Subban is not afraid to talk back to them, he is that good and getting better every day.

    I have watched him play at least 300 games. Every since he was a 16 year old walk on to his OHL junior team. He has played the same way every night. When you talk to him he is the most respectful, intelligent and classy kid that I have come to know in the game. He stands up for himself and is the perfect team mate.

  500. samTHEman says:

    Cheers to that!

  501. Jordio-oh says:

    Pyatt isn’t a sexy player, but calling him usless is a bit of an embellishment.

    He’s a 4th line player and he does exactly what he is supposed to do within that role. He’s fast and able to skate the puck out and chip it deep to kill clock and keep the puck in a safe spot when we have the lead. He’s among the leaders of our team with regards to shot blocking forwards. He hardly ever gets penalties or gives the puck away. He logs very respectable PK minutes and his faceoff % is better than Gomez, Pleks and Eller.

    He’s not flashy and he has almost zero offence, but he does what he’s expected to do; be responsible defensively, create energy and space, kill clock, create turnovers, don’t jeopardize the team. And he does all of that for $500,000.

    He’s not the best 4th liner in the league, but he’s far from useless, IMHO.

  502. notbigbird says:

    It’s a recurring theme with the Habs. When I lived in TO in the early sixties and the Leafs were winning three, it was similar. Then John Ferguson came long and Terry Harper and probably others. Soon they won for four out of five years. Keep the faith.

  503. G-Man says:

    Pollock was doing the retooling, not Bowman.

    Habs were skilled and tough in the 70s; that’s a tough combo to beat.

  504. Aybara says:

    I know. It boggles my mind when they say “ohh, hockey is a fast game and you can’t see it coming.”

    Well, these guys are pro athletes. Pro’s have exceptional reaction time – this is why they’re pros. If Chara can’t see what’s coming on a play like this, which was not a split second decision, how did he make the NHL in the first place?

  505. 100HABS says:

    Some say intent doesn’t matter. I think it does.

    I think Chara, a Norris trophy candidate, has exceptional vision, knowledge of the ice surface, and skill to use his body to his advantage. He knew what he was doing in that split second, he saw and knew that wall was coming and he made a wrong choice.

    The man deserves at least 10 games. I would give him the season.

    If we meet the Bruins in the playoffs and Chara’s there but not Pacioretty, that’s just not right.

  506. JF says:

    I don’t want to face the Caps.  They’re a totally different team from last year.  They’ve spent most of the season learning to play defensively, and now they’re doing it very well.  They’ve also learned how to win one-goal games.  Tampa would be easier; they’re a bit like last year’s Caps, and their defence is subject to breakdowns. The only question mark for the Caps is their goaltending, since both Varlamov and Neuvirth are pretty young and inexperienced.  But their rookie, Braydon Holtby, was sensational last night in a game they should have lost.

  507. Ton says:

    watch my posted video

  508. Tobiass says:

    Ya, I dunno, I really dont see that. He leans into him but I really dont see a motion that purposely puts his head into the post.

  509. Ton says:

    no class since bobby orr, Im disturbed, he was beat thats why he pushed him into the corners. this is a sad day in hab history.  f*****g foreign piece of shit.

  510. savethepuck says:

    Late in the 2nd period, I couldn’t wait to come on here after the game and praise our kids, Eller, White and Price for the great things they were doing and what the Habs were doing to the Big Bad Bruins.  Then MaxP gets hit and all that seemed less important.  It was the scariest thing I’ve ever seen in a hockey game. I have only had the advantage of a few replays but my brother PVR’d it and played it back in slo-mo. I asked him if he thought it was intentional. He said origionally no, but after watching the replay in slo-mo several times it was obvious to him that Chara looked up, saw the stanchion, and knowingly ran his head into it. I am not going to rant and rave that the NHL will not do the right thing about this, I will not listen to the media’s opinions regarding this, I will wait for the decision to be made and then agree or disagree with their decision.  A lot of comments have been made that MaxP also is OK.  IMO, just because a guy is not dead or paralyzed, doesn’t mean he is OK to me.  I will wait for a more accurate injury report.

  511. axxerd says:

    This argument that it is the fault of the rink design, or that Chara can’t help the fact that a barrier is there etc…  I say BS!  You aren’t supposed to hit a player when they are in a vulnerable position.  Whether it be from behind, chasing down an icing call, or..as in this case…when the player is skating next to the stanchion.  Not only did Chara not respect Max in a vulnerable position, he took advantage of him and pushed him directly INTO the stanchion.  If someone within the Habs organization doesn’t speak out about this I won’t be pleased…

     

    —- Newfoundland’s biggest Habs fan. Hands down.

  512. bel33 says:

    Watching OTR on TSN right now…  Matthew Barnaby has to shut up.  What a moron.

    Talking up the Big Bad Bruins… and saying PK better not skate around “taunting” the other team because of “Big Bad Lucic.”

    Funny… when BGL was around.. he was only referred to as… “No thank you.. I don’t want to fight… Lucic”.

    GOD I HATE THE BRUINS!!!!

  513. patience is a virtue says:

    this is a sad night.  as Cam said, pushes you to forget about the game and realize this is someone’s whole life we are watching flash before our eyes – past and future wrapped up in a moment.

    only chara knows what his intent was, and whatever the league decides, and whatever anyone says anywhere about this, he is the one who has to live with his truth.

    him, and Max Pac.

    our prayers are with you Max.

  514. savethepuck says:

    Milbury insists on proving how much of an idiot he is. What a thoughtless moronic statement. I think I have to watch the video of the Big Bird ponding him again.

  515. axxerd says:

    Bob McKenzie just retweeted the following on twitter.

    “The way the rink was constructed isn’t Zdeno Chara’s problem” – Mike Milbury

    Can’t say I’m surprised…

    —- Newfoundland’s biggest Habs fan. Hands down.

  516. SLYDER says:

    The league will have a very tough decision to make. It was an incredibly scary hit. And i have to agree with PARTS of what Chara and Julien were saying – Patches played the puck and Chara was leaning into him and finishing his check, a simple, standard rub-out of his opponent along the boards…

     

    the difference was the turn buckle – if that play happened on the other side of the ice, maybe Chara gets two minutes for roughing/interference/elbowing

     

    but because of the turn-buckle and the fact that Patches was out like a light, we know have to talk about malicious intent, an elbow, and a targeted hit to the head of a vulnerable opponent.

     

    Was he vulnerable?….Yes

    Was it an elbow?…..Probably

     

    Was it a targeted hit to the head?……….the guy is 6’9…even on patches – a guy who is 6’4 – it can look like a targeted hit to the head

     

    that being said, determining intent can be borderline impossible. someone posted below that it isnt about malicious intent – i agree. and 2-5 games will be appropriate given the circumstances.

     

    but again…tough, tough decision to make, and we all wish patches well

  517. savethepuck says:

    Maybe you haven’t been listening to, or believing, the people who PVR’d it and watched it over again and again in slo-mo. He saw what he was doing and ran him into it. I just have to have faith the NHL sees it the same way.

  518. 100HABS says:

    It’s just you.

    Chara is a world-class athlete, he knew exactly where he was on the ice and exactly what he was doing.

  519. Tobiass says:

    Maybe its just me but as much as I love to hate on Chara, I dont think he meant to do that. It was a rub against the boards and Chara eyes were totally focused forward. He was gettting beat and used his huge frame like a million times before. He just leaned into boards like he all players do and with a guy his size, it can be dangerous. He should get a 2-5 games suspension, but I think more for negligence than being malicious.

  520. MTLForever says:

    watch it again. he looks to the left, and extends his arm

  521. Nahlsy says:

    No debate to be had really. When you hit a guy on one side of the redline when the puck is in the far corner of the rink and drill his head into the glass like that in a 4-0 game after you’ve spent the last 3 games trying to get him….  it’d be like trying to convince someone that Charlie Sheen doesn’t have issues.

  522. samTHEman says:

    Chara: “…it’s unfortunate and it it just so happened the glass extension hit his head.”

    yes chara, the glass extension extended itself and reached for his head.

     

    We can debate all night and day whether a player intended to injure on a hit. The bottom line is if suspensions aren’t given out on a regular basis for hits like these, regardless if deliberate or completely accidental, it will result in serious injuries anyway. The league has got to get players to rethink their stance on the ice. Hand out suspensions anyway and players will think twice about putting others in dangerous situations. Think of the greater good. Ofcourse it’s a long shot for this joke of a league to do anything about it.

  523. Propwash says:

    No. Hockey shouldn’t be played as a mug fest. If the league finally brings the hammer down on hits like that, then it has some intgrity, if not, than the NHL is a joke, and should be treated as such.

  524. Laramy87 says:

    Wow i REALLY hate Lucic. Says the habs started all the fights last game.

    Well Milan, why did the Bruins almost always get the extra penalty in the altercations, and i think i can recall you pushing carey price which started a fight, but Price must have thrown the first punch right? I also recall Ferrence give Pleks a nice two handed slash, THEN Moen came over which resulted in two very unresectful Bruin players beating on two habs who dont even fight. I guess Lucic just has a short memory.

    That guys needs a lesson in not being such a douch bag with a weird nose.

  525. samTHEman says:

    Ahaha well said. Ever since that OT winner Patch scored and then shoved Chara, he’s had it in for him. In one of the scrambles behind Price’s net, when Chara sees hell break loose he just goes right at Pacioretty for no reason. HE was just standing there. Hi

  526. SmartDog says:

    Price did the right thing with Thomas.  Thomas skates all the way down the ice and Price basically shakes him around and laughs it off.  Smart and respectful kid.

    One difference in Price’s game this year is that he guards his crease much better. Last year guys were parking themselves in his face with no retribution. Now he slams them in the back with his stick, love seeing that, he needs to do it.  Guys were walking all over him.

  527. SeriousFan09 says:

    AK can knock Lucic over with a good shoulder bump when he wants to, hoping he does tonight. Ticks that thug off to no end when he’s suddenly not the toughest kid in the sandbox.

     

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  528. shiram says:

    The Habs are long due for a hat trick, and it would be nice having it this week. Boston, cause they are our division rivals, and we need all those points.

    The Blues to put the final nail in the Price versus Halak debate.

    And the Guins, just cause.

  529. Jocko says:

    I just caught the video “Ice Chips” TSN has on their home page.  With each passing day, Lucic makes me vomit.  The beatdown in Boston….what a  joke!!!  As much as I would like to see lucic on the end of a hit that would shut him up for a while, here’s to hoping the Habs stay out of the penalty box and run up the score.  Wouldn’t this be a good night for Cammy to put up a career high in goals scored! 

    Just wondering out loud, but if Cary was a little more Patrick, how mashed up would Thomas’ face been last game?

    I don’t want to see Maurice tonight, I want to see The Rocket!

  530. Aybara says:

    Carey Price – “Everybody’s aware of whats what out there, I don’t care what anybody says. You’re aware of your surroundings, that’s your job out there to know what’s where.”

    -tsn

  531. Chuck says:

    Damn straight, Carey.

  532. HAB-PROFESSOR says:

    CHARA NEEDS TO HANG FOR THIS…

    there is without a doubt malicious intent on the illegal interference… I watched the replay several times and CHARA CLEARLY LOOKS UP AT THE STANTION POST AND WITH PERFECT TIMING RAMS MAX-PAX INTO THE POST.

    there was no puck…. i repeat:

    CHARA CLEARLY LOOKS UP AT THE STANTION POST AND WITH PERFECT TIMING RAMS MAX-PAX INTO THE POST.

    now this is judgement day folks, listen and measure every single damn response and comment from every hockey analyst, many have already fallen to my black book…. this hit is clearly INTENTIONAL as CHARA CLEARLY LOOKS UP AT THE STANTION POST AND WITH PERFECT TIMING RAMS MAX-PAX INTO THE POST.\

    CHARA IS STARING AT THE POST BEFORE HE RAMS MAXPAX’s head into it….

    that excrement needs a financially cripling fine and a life suspension from North America

  533. Tobiass says:

    Its easy for us just to just lean back and say we know for sure, but we really dont. I’m just calling what I saw, and I dont see Chara intentionaly doing it.

  534. Bugs says:

    Verse 2.

    Tend to Lucic’s face;
    Take his teeth away.
    Crush him now, spare him never.
    Found a sacred place,
    Lost in its embrace,
    I want to stay in it forever.
    I think of the days when the Bruins used to cry;
    No goals to report brought a tear to their eye.
    Jostling and pushing,
    Emotions were strong,
    I knew I had to go on…

     

    Waiting for tonight, oh!
    When they would be here in my town.
    Waiting for tonight, oh!
    I’ve dreamed of this night for so looooong!
    Waiting for tonight.

  535. SLYDER says:

    let me ask you this – what muscle/call up would you recommend as an answer to chara?

     

    before this game AND after?

     

    do yourself a favour and youtube ALL of chara’s fights – which player in our system or ANYWHERE would we bring in to ‘beat him up’ or ‘teach him a lesson’?

     

    i like guys like Eller, AK46, Pleks, and PATCHES. All of whom consistently give the bruins and CHARA fits with their skill, speed, and cerebral play. Dont believe me? Dont like my post?

     

    refer to tonights 4-1 win and our 4-1 dominance of the season series a la the aforementioned players

    *this goes out toe Habnofear and HardHabits…among others

  536. observer says:

    problem is they have no best player to try to injure. they were OUTSMARTED out of KESSELL by Burke and all they have is a useless high draft pick seguin who is nothing special now or ever will be.

  537. Mr. Biter says:

    HEY BILL J & NB HABS FAN. CALL ME A FOOL  YESTERDAY ABOUT BRINGING UP MUSCLE. I POSTED ASS-H34L JACK TODDS FAVORITE COACH WOULD LOOSE THE DOGS ( EVEN TODD MENTIONED THIS GOON AS A FAVORTE PLAYER) ON ONE OF OUR SKILL PLAYERS AND SEE WHAT HAPPENED. BILL &NB HAB YOU ARE THE FOOLS AND PROBABLY NEVER PLAYED A  HOCKEYGAME PAST PEE WEE. iF GILLIES GOT 9 C3CK S45KER CHARA SHOULD GET 15 , BUT WAIT YOU POSTED CC WOULD BE WATCHING SO NOTHING WOULD HAPPEN. YOU KNOW WE WON BUT EVEN IF JB TOOK A RUN AT ANY BRUINS PLAYER AFTER THE HIT BY CHARA AND SCREW THE CONSEQUENSES THIS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN AVERTED BUT WOULD HAVE SENT A MESSAGE. EITHER OF YOU 2 IDIOTS WANNA REPLY?

    I AM PISSED CAUSE NOTHING IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO CHARA AND WE COULD LOSE ONE OF OUR BEST PLAYERS. BTW THERE WERE OTHER WHO ALSO THOUGHT BAD ABOUT BRING UP JB.

    ANY TAKERS

  538. Tobiass says:

    I really didnt see the glance, he was looking ahead the whole time, he had no idea where Patches head was.

  539. MTLForever says:

    Cant even enjoy the win because of what happened. Late hit, disgusting result. Chara made the glance and knew where he was.

     

     

    Habsinsideout1:

    One man’s opinion: Chara knew exactly where he was and exactly where the glass extension was#Habs #Bruins

  540. dpthehabsfan says:

    I’ve watched it now 4 times, and I’ve changed my my mind. There was intent.

  541. Mattyleg says:

    Thanks for the kudos the other day! Glad to put smiles on faces.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  542. Bugs says:

    Movie holds up surprisingly well. Nice pulp-noir story when it’s all said and done.

  543. JD_ says:

    From the Beantown Beatdown to the Hochelaga Quashin’ Saga, baby!

    SubBANG!

    Off to see Liam Neeson in Unknown. Don’t know what it’s about.

  544. sidhu says:

    “compensating??”  He was beaten, but his partner was already on the play, it wasn’t as if Chara was saving a breakaway.

    Even so, can we compensate for getting beat by taking almost someone’s head off?

  545. habfan1969 says:

    Bob McKenzie calling it 2 games, does not see any intent. I beg to differ, no one can tell me Chara wasn’t looking at Pac when he made that shove.

    http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=357203

    “To me, it looked as though Chara was compensating for potentially being beaten to the outside by Pacioretty and after the puck had been advanced up the ice, the big defenceman attempted to rub the Canadien winger into the boards.” 

     

  546. sidhu says:

    From Sopel’s twitter account:

    First off every say a pray for Patch. Hope he’s doing good. Huge win for us tonight. I love playing at the Bell Centre. Great job boys.

  547. sidhu says:

    Barry Melrose: does not think it’s a suspendable hit

    http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=6195531&categoryid=2459791

    (This is the same idiot who thought Stamkos couldn’t play last year.  Keep coloring that hair, Barry, you idiot.)

  548. Ton says:

    i agree with you but I still think certain teams (the same ones this generation as the last few) think team toughness and bullying though size could influence a game. this is why other teams build accordingling, still you a make a point the days of durbano are over, better comparison than Bertuzzi, he made  a mistake and in end he is a good hockey player.

  549. Ian Cobb says:

    If anyone thinks there is going to be premeditated violence tonight, think again. The days of non hockey violence is over, or you will be sued into the ground.

    Thank Gawd!

    Bertuzzi saga lives on after seven years—click on this link line.

  550. savethepuck says:

    Is he ever an idiot. Not that I give a $#it about the fighting stats, but I seem to remember us winning more fights than just Carey’s too.

  551. light_n_tasty says:

    Very good article.

  552. sidhu says:

    The Hockey News: “Unfortunately, the fact Chara isn’t Trevor Gillies or Matt Cooke doesn’t mean he should not have the book tossed at him by the league. Even the cleanest players in the league get reckless sometimes and that was the case with Chara on the hit on Pacioretty. A case of wanton recklessness should be enough to land Chara into some serious disciplinary trouble.”

    http://www.thehockeynews.com/articles/38936-THNcom-Blog-NHL-must-suspend-Zdeno-Chara-for-hit-on-Max-Pacioretty.html

  553. AndyHabs says:

    Pouliot won aswell!!!!!

    Mtl 514 Go habs!!!!

  554. Ton says:

    that pouliot has it all, shot, fighting, skating, size, how does it all come together, please make it happen!

  555. habs11s says:

    I think that malicious intent should not be the main focus.  I think that the act should be the focus.  Regardless of what your intent is you are still responsible for your actions on the ice.  The fact that Chara chose to hit Patches in a dangerous area on the ice should be discussed in the meeting.  Although Chara states that no intent to injure was present, he risked injury to another player in order to complete a check in a ‘high risk’ area of the ice and for that he should be suspended.  My recommendation 2-5 games, but thats just my opinion.

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________

    “How would you like a job where when you made a mistake, a big red light goes on and 18,000 people boo?” -Jacques Plante

  556. Tobiass says:

    Good call, I agree. Negligence more than malicious.

  557. 123456 says:

    Admitedly a lack of skill prevented me from playing in the NHL, second to that was a temper that could be extreme. After the cheap shot by Chara I would have bloodied any bruins face.

  558. Duracell3 says:

    Gionta never seems to have a problem going after Chara.


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