Pacioretty should be called “Wolvie” after comic-book superhero

Max Pacioretty skated a full 75-minute practice with his Canadiens teammates Friday, and a warmup before that, ending the Brossard session with everyone else by doing a series of lung-searing wind sprints. This came less than six days after he underwent an emergency appendectomy last Saturday.

 Pacioretty is known to his teammates as Patch or Patchy. But The Gazette’s Dave Stubbs suggests the Canadiens should call him Wolvie, for Marvel Comics’ Wolverine, the mutant superhero whose adamantium skeleton and healing powers make him virtually indestructible.

Pacioretty was discharged from the Montreal General Hospital last Sunday about 16 hours after his surgery. On Monday, he told his wife, Katia, that he was going to the Canadiens’ Brossard training facility, and she laughed, expecting nothing less.

“It’s just a sick joke at this point,” Katia said brightly of how her husband heals. “He’s something else, this one.”

Here are some stories to keep you busy as we await the puck drop for Saturday’s 2 p.m. start against the Buffalo Sabres at the Bell Centre:

Appendectomy just a speed bump for Patchy, by Dave Stubbs

Canadiens coy on when Subban will play, by Pat Hickey

Early games mess up Habs’ eating habits, by Brenda Branswell

Habs turn bleu-blanc-rouge into black-and-blue, by Stu Cowan

Sabres, Vanek stick it to Bruins, by Buffalo News

Sabres’ Scott gives his fists a workout, by Buffalo News

Talk heats up about NHL expansion and relocation, by Pat Hickey


  1. Ian Cobb says:

    HH.! David, very good post below, you are quite correct about a little tough love for a last place team is a very needed philosophy and tactic.
    For a perfect sandwich, keep all your meat even between two slices of bread, and none will fall off on the floor.

  2. Sportfan says:

    I hate that I am missing the game, cause of work this afternoon 🙁 so I hope when I get back it is a great game and some of you can fill me in on what happened 😀 enjoy the game everyone ! GO HABS GO

  3. joeybarrie says:

    So why is Therrien’s team first mentality a problem?
    What is the problem with PK?
    I am confused, seems to me, therrien is making sure PK can play the style of game that the team is currently doing, and succeeding…. As well as making sure he is game fit before a back to back when we seem to have plenty of depth.
    If he doesnt play today the world wont end.
    Seems like people are making a lot of noise about nothing.

  4. Psycho29 says:

    Everyone enjoy the game today!

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