Live chat: Discussing the hit on Pacioretty

Join Mike Boone and Kevin Mio from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday as they discuss the hit on Max Pacioretty Tuesday by Zdeno Chara.



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  3. ZepFan2 says:

    Rob Laurie reported he recieved an e-mail from Brian Wilde that PK Subban had just found out Max has a broken vertebrae in his neck.

    Don’t shoot the messenger!

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

  4. HabFanSince72 says:

    When I saw the hit I was sure he had to have broken vertebrae as well as a concussion.

    I really hope that isn’t the case. He may never play again.



  5. avatar_58 says:

    I have a serious question – why the shit do they talk to the player over the phone or whatever when something like this occurs? Who CARES what the punk has to say for himself? We have video evidence of what he did. Just because he says “awww shucks I didn’t mean no harm mr” they adjust the penalty?

    Hang up the damn phone and give him a suspension. I don’t really care what Chara says.

  6. avatar_58 says:

    I really hope that isn’t true.

  7. Captain aHab says:

    Team990 saying C4-C5 fracture. woah.

  8. ZepFan2 says:

    Thanks for the link.

    Believe me, I wish it wasn’t true!

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

  9. SeriousFan09 says:

    My thoughts about the hit, and what it means for the Game itself.


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

  10. Dansolo says:

    I was listening to hockey analysts comments last night, and guys like PJ Stock and Matthey Barnaby (former players)

    were saying that Chara, a guy they’ve played hockey against, is not the type of guy who would have any malicious

    intent to injure someone, that that is not the type of guy Chara is.

    Well that may be true but that is also irrelevent here.

    I think the question to ask is,

    Did he mean to check Pacioretty into the boards?, Yes he did.

    He knew that Pacioretty did not have the puck, he still decided to check him. You can also see in the replay that he did

    indeed push Pacioretty’s head in to the corner post. 

    Now I’ve also heard hockey analysts say that the game goes by so quicky, that things happen in a flash. I can’t argue

    there, Chara made a quick decision to go through with the hit.

    Unfortunately the split second decision had serious repercussions. Even if Chara says he didn’t mean to injure Pacioretty,

    it doesn’t change the fact that he did infact injure Pacioretty. He made a decision to do it, and that was the result. So

    when you factor in the ‘Chara isn’t that type of guy’ into it, well in my opinion, in this case he IS that type of guy. He

    made a CHOICE to hit Pacioretty, and he CHOSE to hit him at a point when it was against the rules of hockey and

    when Pacioretty was vuneralble, despite the fact that could have been a split second decision.

    I say dirty hit, I say not acceptable, I say suspend him . The NHL has to send a message to this guy that that

    was not acceptable behavior.


  11. SeriousFan09 says:

    Exactly what I said, people going on about how “that isn’t who Chara is” well until you actually attempt to kill someone, you’re not an attempted murderer either.

    It was the same lame garbage I heard when Bertuzzi knocked Moore out of the NHL “That isn’t who Bertuzzi is!” well guess what folks, he decided to change who he was in that moment.


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

  12. The Kid says:

    don’t think so

  13. Wops says:




    Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty suffered a concussion and a broken vertebrae in his neck

  14. ZepFan2 says:

    CTV just reported Max has a broken vertebrae.

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

  15. Thomas says:

    Any updates as to his condition?

  16. habs365 says:

    we’ll see if bettman and his buddy CC have any B—s this time…myself and a lot of other fans around the league not just the Montreal fans all hockey fans are sick of this BS..not to worry…someday before chara retires a big guy is gonna come on the scene and things is gonna be evened up..the tough guys are scared of him…that’s why he’s aloud to do this stuff…the so called tough guys pick fights with mostly non fighters or guys they know is not gonna clean their clock…they have a chance at least to break even…for all you tough guys out there lets really see how tough you are and take on chara…until you can beat him…you’re not a tough guy…you’re what they call…tough and yellow…if you get my drift.



  17. sp00k says:

    Look at the replay/s and the pics, and it’s clear that Chara has his forearm on the side of Max’s head directing it into the stanchion.

    Add that to the two past games where Chara tried to get Max and it’s clear that Chara had an agenda to hurt Max.

  18. SamB says:


    Hoping that MaxPac takes his time recovering and that he’ll be able to continue having a career in the NHL.

    As for Chara, that was disgusting and intentional. He probably didn’t think it would turn out this bad, but he knew what he was doing. Maybe he thought it would end up like Lucic pulling the exact same move on Tyrell from Tampa, but fortunately for Tyrell that wasn’t at full speed and he didn’t get his head pushed into it. (do they practice this cheapshot in boston?)

    Anybody who has ever played a sport will tell you that they always knew exactly where the “hazards” were on the ice/field/court. So that excuse is just piss poor. Professional athletes are even more aware of their surroundings. Chara knew exactly where he was and what he was pushing Max into.

    Add to that that Chara has been going after MaxPac for the past two games (since the OT love tap). Doesn’t Chara also tend turn into a goon when he loses his temper and when the game is out of hand.

    The NHL won’t do anything to punish him though, don’t want to make the bruins fans mad, but who cares about the habs, we keep coming back no matter what.


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