Recchi remarks irresponsible, offensive

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Hockey Inside/Out and Gazette columnist Dave Stubbs is filling in for Sports Illustrated’s Michael Farber with CJAD Radio-800 commentary weekday mornings at 7:55 a.m. ET, guesting with Abe Hefter. Follow Abe on Twitter – @hefteronthehabs – and the Canadiens at CJAD’s Habs page here.

Thursday, Stubbs took issue with the comments of Boston Bruins’ Mark Recchi, who told a Boston radio station on Wednesday that he believed the Canadiens had “embellished a little bit” the concussion of Habs’ forward Max Pacioretty.

Listen here to his chat with Hefter and CJAD morning host Andrew Carter.

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  4. Fig Newton says:

    Waaaaahhhhh!!! Who cares? 5-0 Bruins!!! Woooo hooooo!!!!

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  6. laurie says:

    I cannot believe any human could say something like that. Recchi is a JERK.

  7. Doo says:

    When you say the Habs should play hockey, you mean like they did 9 out of the last 11 times where they kicked the Bruins’ ass? Or you mean acting like goons which won the Bruins a whooping 2 games in the last 2 seasons against the Habs?

  8. HotHabs says:

    in the end, the only battle or retribution that counts for anything is on the scoreboard, where the Habs have beat the B’s over and over and over and over

    Any B’s fans that come on this site just prove they have “Little Man” complex

  9. GrumpyinAlberta says:

    Why is it that once an athlete goes to Boston. he swallows a stupid pill. Johnny Damon, Manny Raminez , David Ortiz, Zdeno Chara, Brad Marchand, Claude Julien, Nathan Horton, Gregory Campbell, and now Mark Recchi or should I say Dr. Mark Recchi as it seems he has acquired (in a very short time) a MD in neurology. Whatever happened to the classiness of Bobby Orr or Ted Williams?

  10. HotHabs says:

    go home loser! you know, under that rock you call Boston, where your goon team does it’s best impression of hockey, only to be the perennial b*tches of the Montreal Canadiens!!!!!!

  11. pallottahabs10 says:

    ahahahahahahah
    loser!

  12. WindsorHab-10 says:

    Here’s hoping that Mark Recchi gets a taste of the plexiglas.

  13. aemarchand11 says:

    It’s pretty obvious the Bruins are worried about this game and the potential playoff match up. Every game there is some sort of stupid comment made by one of the teammates. Marchand, Lucic, Thornton and now Recchi. They try everything to try to through us off our game, but it has only worked once.

    Next season we should have Schultz in the lineup for some insurance, but he will be in the lineup to play much like Clarkson for NJ. We play to win, not to break necks and give concussions. Our team isnt designed for that, and proof is in the 24 Stanley cup banners.

    “I have a different constitution. I have a different brain; I have a different heart; I got tiger blood, man.” – Charlie Sheen.

  14. Shmitzy says:

    Here’s what I don’t get… Every time the Habs play Boston, it seems some Beantown moron mouths off to the media, completely motivating everyone in the Habs dressing room even more. What’s Boston’s record against Montreal again? This year? The last two, five, 25, 100? Yeah, that’s what I thought. News Flash: Who gives a $h!t about the friggin’ Boston Bruins? They’re a perennial mosquito that often lands on the arm of the Habs. Moments later a bigass palm crushes it beneath and we all move on. Wake me up when that trend changes…

    • punkster says:

      This is comedy, right? You write for the networks, right? You’re a comedy writer, right?

      ***Subbang Baby!!!***

      • ZepFan2 says:

        That’s 2 time champs (Alouettes) to you, pal.

        How about them Patriots, eh? Like the Jets much??
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    • 44har48 says:

      This is a hockey forum dumb $%^. I see your as classy as your coach and mouthy players. Maybe you should focus on trying to beat the Habs, instead of running your mouths. Your record in the last 100 years is not so great against this city.

      What will the Bruins do when they can’t goon it up against an opponent and they actually have to play the game to win? I’ll answer that, go home early, and watch your Red Sox and their $200M payroll.

      And yes, god bless the country I live in and was born and raised…god bless the USA!

      Go Habs Go!!!!

  15. gmd says:

    I have lost all respect for Recchi from his comments. Maybe he should have checked with the Boston trainer who was also out on the ice helping to get an unconscious Patches onto a stretcher. Does he think his own team’s trainer would have been out on the ice helping a guy who was faking it? What a dumb ass!

  16. Exit716 says:

    Careful Gazette reporters…Mark Recchi might send a letter to the league asking that you be banned, just like he did with the reporter that covers his Jr. A team, the Kamloops Blazers. Recchi it seems onl wants fawning, glowing PR-loving coverage of his team, you know the kind of crap that the Bruins beat writers provide.
    Mark Recchi, professional hypocrite.
    http://bcreporter.wordpress.com/tag/greg-drinnan/

  17. habs rule 998877 says:

    I Think we should call 911 on Recchi, who is with me

  18. WindsorHab-10 says:

    Anyone one here thinks that we should go after Recchi for his stupid/insensitive remarks? Talked to different people today and they all agreed that he went overboard & must pay.

    • habs rule 998877 says:

      these people must be as dumb as you if you think we should go after recchi, why for speaking the truth about our organization

      • Bill J says:

        Only a poster as dumb as you would try to pretend your a Habs fan and voice this type of opinion.

        Besides if Recchi was indeed speaking the truth about “YOUR” team – it would be outing that Chara intended to hurt Paccioretty. ;)

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        • mss88 says:

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        • habs rule 998877 says:

          he did do it on purpose and would do it again, just like gill did the same play earlier this season and all players do

        • Fig Newton says:

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      • WindsorHab-10 says:

        I would tell you to go screw yourself but that would be speaking the truth about how most people here feel about you. Either way thanks.

    • HUDSONHAB says:

      I think he will be noticed more in the awareness of the players. There might be that split second where Moen might think “you litttle B@$tard!”
      Oh wait, what was I thinking, players don’t have time to think about where they are on the ice or who they are about to ram up against a stanchion. Naw, I don’t think anyone will go after Recchi.

      ….Hab4life….

  19. habs rule 998877 says:

    big habs fan, but I hate to say it Rechhi is correct about us

  20. portle44 says:

    Pretty stupid indeed.You have have to be very specally gifted indeed to think that a team of doctors construct their triage to having a goon like Chara suspended by the deep thinkers at the NHL Offices.Of course only in the banal world of the NHL would a tree stump like Rechhi be considered an authoritative source of wisdom.

  21. Athlétique.Canadien says:

    Hmph, Recchi should shut his yap. Maybe he’s right. Maybe this is true but throwing logs on a four alarm fire isn’t going to help calm the situation. One that will likely feature a Boston police escort for the Habs and an ugly Beantown crowd. You can bet that the most senior of refs will be working this game tonight. Recchi should just let sleeping dogs lie.

  22. HABrGreat says:

    From a city that raised and team that encouraged the antics of Mike Ribeiro, it is no surprise that anybody would question the legitimacy of any Habs injury. Sometimes I think I’m watch Euro Soccer when the Canadiens are playing.

  23. aemarchand11 says:

    “he was twittering?” Oh Mark, the correct term is “Tweeting”.

    “I have a different constitution. I have a different brain; I have a different heart; I got tiger blood, man.” – Charlie Sheen.

  24. observer says:

    Recchi told the truth. He did not say Pacioretty was not injured, he just said the Canadiens, I mean Gauthier was trying to influence the decision to suspend Chara.

    NOTE- I believe Chara should have been suspended, but maybe just maybe Campbell thought the same as Recchi or as I the last 2 weeks on this blog.Why out of the blue do the Canadiens who always, as other teams, just report injuries as “upper body” or “lower body”, why out of the blue is the exact location of the fracture made public the very next day before the hearing? Maybe it backfired because Campbell also thought they were trying to influence his decision so he absolved Chara completely?

    Mr. Stubbs, I just a fan asked you for 2 weeks why all of a sudden Pacioretty’s injury is described exactly how it is when the team NEVER reports any injury except as upper body or lower body which means absolutely nothing.

    BTW – a leg is a limb not part of what is normally called a body.

    • Why do you insist on always stirring the pot here on HIO? isnt there a leafs blog you can go to with your brainless comments? we’re too smart here buddy. I’ve been reading your comments for a few days now but now finally decided to make an account and bash you based on your latest insight. rechhi is a piece shit who’s hated the habs since he left like 10 years ago, not the first time he’s openly bashed the habs. you call yourself a hockey fan and not a habs or leafs fan but you contantly rip on MTL and gauthier, etc.. on behalf of HABSinsideout, F off!

      • drivefor25 says:

        You’re fortunate if you’ve only been reading Observer’s trolling comments for a few days. The rest of us have been subjected to them for years! Actually, it seems like decades lol!

        Fan since ’71

    • habsno1 says:

      You should maybe think before you post. The NHL would look at a doctor’s report as part of their investigation, not what a GM told them. If the NHL listened to Gm’s for the medical reports, all players would have paralyses!!!Gauthier was stating what he was told I’m sure, by the doctors. The Canadiens also said a few days later that he seemed to be doing better. But please remember, off the ice he may be feeling well, but ask anyone with a concussion and it’s the work outs where you find out how bad your concussion really is. Is Max working out yet? I don’t think so, so maybe Recchi should hold his opinion on something he knows nothing about. Remember what players were saying about the Bears Cutler, easy to diss someone when you are not in their shoes.

  25. Habbu says:

    Millimeters from being paralyzed….????
    Here’s to your new legacy asshole…

    • Bugs says:

      That’s the broken neck part that was millimetres from leaving him paralysed, not the concussion part, Habbu.
      Recchi was talking about the concussion.

      Chillin like MacMillan, potty-boy says he’s L. B. Potter, esq.

      • ZepFan2 says:

        Yes, because breaking someone’s vertebra is not good enough for a suspension without US adding the concussion part.

        You know MUCH more than the Habs Doctors, right bugsy!
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    • observer says:

      He was stating the truth about this info being released by Gauthier when no injuries that happen are ever immediately described by him. And step out of your Habs fan shoes and grow yourself a brain.

      • ZepFan2 says:

        “about this info being released by Gauthier”

        Yeah, Dr. Mulder had NO say in what Gauthier was telling the media, right?

        “grow yourself a brain.”

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        • observer says:

          he did not have to release this! he doesnt for any injuries! it does not pass the smell test. unblock your nose!

          • ZepFan2 says:

            No he doesn’t, for everyday injuries, as all teams do.

            This wasn’t an everyday injury. Everyone thought he was dead.

            Take a few seconds and think before you post. You come off like a complete imbecile when you don’t.

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  26. kakey says:

    The proto blind side hit by Messier on Modano (and they dropped him on a stretcher LOL)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmfMQ8wx5k0

  27. habsindepth says:

    Have lost all respect for Mark Recchi. I really liked the guy, probably the only guy on that goons team that I liked. His comments were irresponsible and an accusation on the Montreal Canadiens. He should have been more careful and let the radio host just lead him into this one.

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  28. Timo says:

    So that Sportsnet douche names Steve Simmons tweets kudos for Recchi for saying what many around the league are whispering about.
    Argh… why do I bother? Stupid!

    • HugeHabsFan says:

      Seriously? What is wrong with people???

      ………..

      “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”.

    • habsindepth says:

      I fail to understand how this injury is being embellished, just because the guy is healing well? Ridiculous behavior from these responsible analysts. They are all a joke.

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      • observer says:

        As soon as it was publicly RELEASED when no injuries are ever described except as upper or lower body – that was the embellishment and it was by Gauthier not by Pacoioretty. And released because they wanted Chara suspended and now I am wondering if it backfired and angered Campbell who then cleared Chara. Who I believe should have been suspended.

        • ZepFan2 says:

          I’ll repeat this once more for your pea-brain.

          There was NO need to embellish anything. Pacioretty suffered a fractured vertebra from the hit. End of story!!

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    • observer says:

      He’s right! All Recchi said was Gauthier obviously was trying to influence punishment by releasing the exact injury WHEN HE NEVER DOES. Always saying upper or lower body. How stupid can one be not to see this!

      • he said the exact nature of the injury because most of us habs fans thought he was dead or veryy seriously injured and were ALL in suspense to find out what exactly happened, you idiot. Patch is a HUGE part of our team’s success and if he had said nothing we’d all be freaking out. This type of nasty injury doesnt happen very often so obviously IN THIS CASE he had to say what was exactly wrong right away.

    • HabFarmer says:

      Ok, if I saw the tweet that you’re talking about Simmons was defending Recchi’s right to speak his mind. Simmons indicates he does not agree with him.

      Recchi’s still an idiot – that doesn’t change. I can live with Simmons as opposed to some others. And so what with the whispers, who cares?

      “No, I see. The monkey’s out of the bottle now!”

    • punkster says:

      Same guy who wrote the next day that Chara was skating backwards when he made the “legal” hit and repeated it the following Sunday on TSN The Reporters. Not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed…but a tool nonetheless.

      ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  29. habsfan0 says:

    In addition to his (declining) hockey skills, Dr. Recchi obviously has a medical degree which apparently, none of us was aware of. Perhaps,it would have behooved Recchi to have consulted with the bonafide physicians who treated Pacioretty prior to offering us all his ill advised and insensitive medical diagnosis. If Sean Avery can be suspended for making ignorant statements about his exgirlfriends,then Recchi should be sanctioned by the NHL as well.

    • observer says:

      He only criticized them for releasing this info when they NEVER do FOR THE OBVIOUS REASON – SUSPEND CHARA. And it backfired. Campbell may well have suspended him until he heard what Gauthier did.

  30. habs-hampton says:

    A few thoughts:
    - The medical profession will readily admit that they have a lot to learn about concussions. No one knows how long one lasts. Why does a mild one linger for weeks? Does a 2nd or 3rd one increase that chances of a 4th or 5th? So, how does ANYONE, let alone Mark Recchi know how long Max’s concussion should last?
    - When the Habs were asking for a suspension, did they really care if he had concussion, broken neck or both? They asked for a suspension because it was a dangerous, dirty, reckless and dirty hit that resulted in a serious injury and then the NHL decided to accept as a “hockey play”.
    - Is Mark Recchi that bored with his life that he is following Max’s tweets? Maybe he’s a stalker with a serious man-crush on Max?

  31. kakey says:

    Where’s the prove that Max Pac actually twitted about going to the movie after the hit? Or was it just he said/she said?

  32. Irishhabsfan says:

    Some times it is “Better to keep one’s mouth shut” and let everyone think you are an “Idiot” than open it and “Confirm the fact”. Recchi having witnessed many injuries with his years in the league should know better than to make such moronic comments!

  33. Timo says:

    When Habs traded Leclair and Desjardins for Recchi… I just couldn’t like him much. At the day of the trade I called him a rat face… I kind of learned to live with him while he was playing here but was never sad to see him leave. Whatever… like someone says, once he is retired, he has his spot waiting for him on CBC.

    • Bugs says:

      I’ll tell the story again; what the hell.
      Recchi was goin through a slump. Nothin was goin in for him. Was startung to feel some Mtl heat. Only made it worse. But still, he was pluggin away.
      One game, Saku sets Recchi up with a glorious breakaway. He put like 12 moves on the goalie, finally slams it into outstretched pad, easy goalie save, total shank job, Recchi crashes into the post, goal comes off moorings, guy ends up in the boards. Up til then, I didn’t have a problem. Hey, slumps happen.
      Crowd starts gettin on’m for shanking like a goof. Saku skates up to him to help him up, you see, and Recchi looks up to him and says “I can’t do it. I just can’t do it.”
      I recoiled in horror upon reading those lips; I couldn’t BELIEVE it.
      Quitter! I wanted him out then and there. Can’t take the heat; no good to us.
      True story.

      Chillin like MacMillan, potty-boy says he’s L. B. Potter, esq.

  34. lahabfan24 says:

    Maybe Recchi needs his bell rung, then we will see what an expert he is then…..

    Used to like him as a Hab, lost all respect after those comments.

  35. Garcia129 says:

    If the organization truely believed he had a grade 3 concussion (and was wrong), is this embellishment? We’ve all heard how difficult these things are to diagnose. Does he, or did he have a severe concussion? Hard to say, but unlikely. But did the organization and every person who saw that hit think he did? Resounding “yes”.

    It woudn’t be the first time an organization was wrong about a diagnosis. We all remember Crosby’s “mild” concussion..

    In Price we Trust

    • HugeHabsFan says:

      Sadly, most of us watching him lying on the ice were just hoping he wasn’t dead.

      Maybe Recchi needs another look at the replay. JA.

      ………..

      “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”.

  36. Bugs says:

    Last thing I wanna do is defend Recchi. I didn’t like him when he played for us; always said that and always said why.
    But in this case, questioning the severity of the Pac-Man’s concussion, I have to admit, that at the time, I thought it was weird that the kid was “walking around and speaking clearly” at the hospital that very same night. Not only that, but the next day when he made his comments about Chara’s intentions on the hit, his response was extremely well thought out.
    It was at THAT time that I myself began to wonder if that was possible with a “severe concussion”. I’m not a doctor. If a doctor tells me it’s possible to do those things and go to a movie a few days later with 20 feet on 40 feet of flashing lights and THX sound blasting in your face with a severe concussion, then ok.
    But I think there IS still room to wonder and for this, I can’t really hold it against Recchi.
    The resulting implication that management was milking it to get Chara suspended, I don’t have a problem with either because it implies at the VERY SAME TIME that the Mtl Canadiens use ALL weapons of war as listed by Sun Tzu to achieve their ends.
    And I’m totally cool with that.

    Chillin like MacMillan, potty-boy says he’s L. B. Potter, esq.

    • Harry says:

      Max was the first one to say that he had no headaches, but no matter what he really had a concussion and his feelings of well-being do not remove that fact or that he may have future problems as a result. It is amazing how much ignorance there is on the subject.

      • Bugs says:

        So you’re a doctor, Harry? There’s NO ignorance from YOU on the matter, right?
        And as a doctor who was handling the Pacioretty case, you concur with the assessment that there’s nothing wrong with watching a Dolby-blasting silver screen lightshow days after the hit if one “really has a concussion” which could cause “future problems as a result”?
        As his doctor, you woulda said “Sure, Max. Even though you have a severe concussion that may give you future problems, it’s OKAY to go watch Battle Los Angeles at the Paramount.” ???
        You have to admit, Harry, it might NOT be, but it sounds a little fishy.

        Chillin like MacMillan, potty-boy says he’s L. B. Potter, esq.

        • ZepFan2 says:

          No, but David Mulder is a Doctor and an excellent one at that!

          If he said it was a severe concussion than I believe it.

          Or should we go by your diagnoses, “I thought it was weird that the kid was “walking around and speaking clearly” at the hospital that very same night.”

          Tell us more Dr. Bugs…

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        • HugeHabsFan says:

          Bugs, easy there. I don’t know that the “ignorance” comment was directly to you. Maybe it was, but that’s not how I read it. I have to agree that there is a lot of ignorance regarding concussion – and that’s not defined as rudeness, I’m speaking of ignorance equalling knowledge.

          I, personally, was praying to God the kid wasn’t dead with the sheer force of the hit to the stanchion, and then the way his head bounced off the ice? Scary stuff man.

          ………..

          “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”.

          • Bugs says:

            So was I. I thought he was friggin dead too. I was extremely relieved to find out he was moving, then talking clearly, then walking around the hospital the very same night.
            “Severe concussion”?
            Not “regular” concussion; “severe”. That’s what Bergeron had, no? HE wasn’t “walkin around” and “talkin clearly” and “goin to movies” shortly afterwards.
            I’m not a doctor. I don’t know. But if Dr. Mulder was the one who diagnosed the “severe concussion”, surely he wouldn’t recommend seeing a big screen movie if the kid’s health was in any way compromised, would he?

            Chillin like MacMillan, potty-boy says he’s L. B. Potter, esq.

        • Harry says:

          Pacioretty was unconcious from a blow to the head=Concussion…..That was seen by a lot of people and is on tape. Did he fake being out cold? (PS. He also was examined on the scene and in hospital and diagnosed with a concussion). Pacioretty himself said he felt fine with no headaches but that does not mean that he did not have a concussion or that it may not be of no future consequence. Watching movies or walking straight is not proof of anything in such cases as much as movies that give you a headache mean you have a concussion.

          • Bugs says:

            Ah, I dunno about that. Everyone who has ever been knocked out in the history of the world got a concussion? Every boxer and UFC fighter who’s lost his lights had a concussion?
            And that’s it; that’s all, you can go paragliding an hour later and be a-ok but that doesn’t mean you don’t have a concussion? What about if you pass out? Is that a concussion too?
            Why did they say “severe” then? That means what exactly, “REALLY knocked out concussion that may or may not have lasting effects an hour later”?
            C’mon. Sounds like a cut and dried defence that requires no relevance whatsoever to me. Knocked out = severe concussion whetehr or not buddy is up and about and playing badminton 2 minutes later. Please. I think it’s a little more complex than that imo.

            Chillin like MacMillan, potty-boy says he’s L. B. Potter, esq.

          • myron.selby says:

            This is actually in response to Bugs’ last comment (for some reason there is no reply button with it). If you’re wondering about concussion (which everyone seems to be today), you’re already accessing the perfect tool to find out more (unless you actually prefer uninformed speculation – in which case you can just ignore this post).

            According to American Academy of Neurology guidelines (as reported by Wikipedia) there are 3 grades of concussion. The most serious, which I assume is what the Habs meant saying it was “severe” is grade 3 and is defined as:

            “Loss of consciousness (IIIa, coma lasts seconds, IIIb for minutes)”

            Well since Patches was out like a light for what 2 (3, 4?) minutes we’re talking about IIIB, the absolute most severe concussion you can get. Whether he was watching a movie in the ambulance or jumping out of airplanes later that night does not have anything to do with the fact that this was a severe concussion.

            If you read a bit more in this article you get to the interesting (and really scary bit):

            “Second-impact syndrome (SIS) is a condition in which the brain swells rapidly and catastrophically after a person suffers a second concussion before symptoms from an earlier one have subsided. This deadly second blow may occur days, weeks or minutes after an initial concussion,[1] and even the mildest grade of concussion can lead to SIS.[2] The condition is often fatal, and almost everyone who is not killed is severely disabled.”

            This is the real danger of head hits. This seems to me (although to a lesser extent) what happened to Crosby. Neither of those hits looked all that serious and if they’d kept him off the ice for 2 or 3 weeks I bet a second hit would not have been a problem.

            Until the league starts enforcing layoffs after concussions they are playing russian roulette with their players’ health.

            I loved Mark Recchi when he played for Montreal. He played his tail off every shift and was incredibly skilled and effective (it wasn’t his fault they saddled him with Pierre Turgeon). I always thought he played hard and clean. That being said I found his comments ridiculous, offensive and I lost a lot of the respect for him from this interview.

  37. idle says:

    Notice how the lead in to the show says “fact, not opinion”….

    The most appalling thing he said was “the league just suspended Cooke for 17 games for a headshot , I mean their serious about protecting the players”

    I also continue to learn new things about concussions. For instance I now know that, in Max’s case, he felt the effects of it for maybe a day and a half and then it became a non factor. I also now know that a good way to judge the severity of a concussion is by timing how long afterward the concussed player can watch a movie.

    It’s amazing that I have been watching Recchi play for a decade and a half and never knew he was such a bumbling idiot.

  38. Harry says:

    Here is a veteran player who does not seem to understand that he was a witness to a concussion. Pacioretty did not faint, he was knocked unconscious after a blow to the head. The NHL should urgently get on this case, as Recchi’s comments might lead other players to think the same way, if they don’t already. Does the league seriously instruct teams and staff about the diagnosis of a concusssion and its aftermath?

  39. Mr.Hazard says:

    From Hickey:
    “I don’t know where Recchi got his medical degree, but he was in the Bell Centre the night of the incident and nobody would say Pacioretty was embellishing anything as he lay unconscious on the ice.”

  40. Hobie Hansen says:

    The sensationalism and WWE style of journalism the two idiots on the radio and the home TV crew on NESN use to cover the Bruins is an embarrassment to the game of hockey. I hope it’s only a matter of time before the NHL and/or whatever their version of the CRTC down there steps in and tells them tone it down.

    I put together a 30 minute video of the Canadiens for my own use last weekend and watched probably 1000 video clips from different hockey games. Every hit or fight that involved a Boston player sounded like Randy “Macho Man” Savage flying off the top turnbuckle! It’s completely ridiculous!!!

    These jerks get all the Boston fans who listen to sports radio or watch the games on television to believe that fighting and violence is the most important part of the game. They insult players on all opposing teams and carry on like a bunch of high school kids who are watching a schoolyard fight.

    I enjoy a rough game or a good hockey fight just as much as anyone else but the day that I hear the Canadiens home broadcasters on TSN, RDS or CBC act like crews down in Boston is the day I stop watching hockey on those stations.

    • idle says:

      As bad as these Boston cretins are they are worse down in Ottawa. Every time an opposing player gets anywhere near a Senator they “better watch themselves, I don’t think they want a piece of…”

      Every Ottawa hit is crushing and every opposing hit is a penalty.

      • HugeHabsFan says:

        Ain’t that the truth!

        Lessard laid Scott Timmins out a couple of weeks ago – out cold and he’s still unable to play due to concussion. The guy got thrown out of the game, but no further disciplinary action. Seriously disgusting.

        ………..

        “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”.

  41. bwoar says:

    Future CBC analyst.

  42. coutNY says:

    Glad to see Recchi’s concern for Patches extends to the point of following his progress on twitter; must be a die-hard Habs fan! Last time I heard not all concussions reserve a person to a dark room, wallowing in dispare in a constant state of dizziness that would dissallow him from watching a movie? The guy’s concussed not in a coma, luckily!

  43. HalifaxHabs says:

    Wow… are you really still that bitter towards the Habs Mark? Yeah we chose Saku over you because he was a better player, and a better leader… I just never realized how dumb you are.

    Maybe if you keep running your mouth about people faking concussions you can set us all back in trying to protect players from this “head shot epidemic”.

    Also, we should give Max credit for faking a fractured vertabrae. That takes some serious skill.

  44. prt22 says:

    What I find off-putting is how the media outside Boston and Montreal interprets all of this. Did anyone else catch that hack Kyprios on Rogers Sportsnet this morning giving credence to Recchi’s comments?

    • habitual says:

      It’s a matter of public record that there is as much a bitter rivalry between Sportsnet and TSN as there is between the Bruins and Habs. Kyprios has been caught out running his mouth off, bad mouthing TSN commentators, and had to eat crow. Put this down for a marginal player turned marginal sports commentator trying to attract ratings for a marginal sports show.

    • HalifaxHabs says:

      I would never ever listen to what that complete clown has to say, so I missed it.

      but I can only imagine he was quick to defend Recchi.

      How many bad concussions did you have Kypreos? How many did you fake? Not that I want to get back into this whole thing, but the “old boys network” in the NHL is sickening.

      • Habby2CU says:

        Hey Halifax Habs,
        Quick unrelated question – where do Habs fans in Halifax go to watch Canadiens games? I just moved here from Montreal.

        • HalifaxHabs says:

          Hey Habby2CU

          Unfortunately I’m not the most social when it comes to Habs games, lol… I watch most games in my livingroom on my HD TV, and the ones I don’t, I would be watching at a friends or family member’s house.

          As far as I know, there isn’t one bar that is specific to the Habs, but there are a number of bars on Spring Garden Rd, and downtown on Argyle & Barrington, that have lots of TV’s and show lots of sports.

          Welcome to the jewel of the East coast!!!

          • Habby2CU says:

            Cool, thanks. I love Halifax so far but I’m going to miss the fervor of a bar full of Habs fanatics during a playoff game.

          • HalifaxHabs says:

            If you find one Habby, be sure and let me know… once they fix up the profile thing on this website, you can contact me through there!!!

      • HabFarmer says:

        If I remember correctly Kyp’s career basically ended with a punch to the head which basically knocked him out and then he smacked his head on the ice. I’m not even sure he ever played again. so there you go – he should know better but obviously not.

        “No, I see. The monkey’s out of the bottle now!”

  45. mjames says:

    A few question on the new format.

    1- where do you go if you have questions
    2 – ghow does one insert an avatar.
    3 – do you have to log in everytime you return to the site.

    mjames

    • wd40 says:

      2 – Register at gravatar.com using the SAME email address you used here on Hockey Inside/Out. (note, rate your photo as ‘G’ — it’ll make sense once you upload your photo.)

      3 – With cookies enabled, I do not have to login every time i visit the site.

  46. PrimeTime says:

    There is a lot of “irresponsibilty” to be shared around with this from the players to the NHL to the Habs to the Bruins to the media to the fans. All can share in this mess. This is how bullspit is created and it can not go back to what is was. Emotions, genuine or not, took over from seeking Truth and when that happens control is lost. A lot of fans enjoy this type of opera and will revel in the stench. Personally, I can’t wait for the meaning of it to get back to just “hockey”….a great sport that doesn’t need the b.s.

    • ed lopaz says:

      what “irresponsibility” do the Habs share in this?

      Habs hockey is “smart” hockey – we play 5 man defence, not just 2 – we move up the ice as a 5 man unit, we back check with 5.

  47. edgar_falcon says:

    it’s sad recchi was one of my favorite players groing up no matter what team he was on i liked him but this comment shows he has no respect anymore for both the game and the player..he is starting to make the grinch look nice… go habs dont turn this into the feb game unless your ahead 6-0

  48. higginrs says:

    More and more the NHL is beginning to sound like the WWE.
    NHL players might as well do the same kind of interviews WWE wrestlers do before their big fights. It’s all a big show and has nothing to do with the actual sport. Bettman loves this crap ’cause it stirs controversy, which generates viewers… or does it?

  49. mjames says:

    I have a question for Recchi and every so called hockey analyst who has commented on this play . It is one that no one have ever mentioned or raised. From the still picture that I saw why was Chara’s hand on the back of Pac’s head. Whether it was intentional or unintentional he was clearly guiding Pac ‘s head someplace.

    I can understand why Recchi misses this point becuase he can’t see it since his head is up his ass.
    mjames

    • habsgirl74 says:

      i would like to know why everyone seems to not recognize that chara hit pacioretty when he didn’t have the puck which is an illegal hit, why do all these so called hockey people say it was legal

    • B says:

      From that still photo, you can see Chara’s left elbow/forearm is against and driving Max’s head, Chara’s right hand is on Max’s body pushing him and I noticed both of Max’s feet are off the ice as he was driven up and into the stanchion.

  50. Shiloh says:

    When you consider the amazing reputation of the Habs medical staff – think back to the time of Saku’s cancer diagnosis, Recchi’s comments are not just dumb. Stubbs was correct to suggest the term ‘defamatory’.

  51. mss88 says:

    habs fans= Bipolar
    Hockeyfans outside of montreal = normal

    • fbkj says:

      weird… i have friends who live in toronto, new york, new jersey and vancouver that echo the sentiments of habs fans at this juncture…

    • wall2bay says:

      Recchi = Classless = Bruins

      Ever heard the expression, “Comes Full Circle”???

      “I kind of feel sorry for players who never got a chance to be a Montreal Canadien” – Cammalleri

    • HugeHabsFan says:

      mss88 = troll

      ………..

      “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”.

      • mss88 says:

        HUGEHABSFAN get a life, all you do is post on blogs all day long.. typical Habs fan with no life and no common sense. You are all delusional….

  52. wall2bay says:

    Just when you think you couldn’t hate the Bruins anymore than you do…..this bonehead comment!!!

    Sorry Mark we don’t have the “Horseshoe’s” that you guy do so we have to resort these type of antics.

    “I kind of feel sorry for players who never got a chance to be a Montreal Canadien” – Cammalleri

  53. edgie says:

    The dumbest thing about recchi’s comment is that Chara was non-suspended the morning after the incident…LONG before anything was actually known about paciorettys condition besides that he had a fractured vertebrae and was knocked unconscious from the hit (indicative of a severe concussion)

    we couldn’t have embellished the injury for a suspension even if we wanted too…

    oh and recchi… his neck was still fractured you idiot

  54. Garcia129 says:

    I just posted this on Wysh’s Puck Daddy article about Recchi’s comments, and wanted to share it with all of you. Agree?

    What has EVERYONE been saying about concussions in general all season long?
    -”we don’t really fully understand concussion”
    -”everyone reacts differently to concussions”
    -”It is very difficult to diagnose a concussion in the early stages”

    Now given those quotes that have been repeated by EVERY hockey analyst, GM, coach, player etc, does it not follow that after the biggest impact in the entire league this year, we would assume there is a severe concussion? That PG and his medical staff would assume their players’ brain has been injured?

    I can understand that after the fact, several days after the diagnosis of the cracked vertebrae when Max is watching movies and twittering, that some people would assume the concussion was exagerated. But really, were just looking at a person who is apparantly not prone to brain inuries. If I had to guess ( and I’m no doctor) I would say that 90% of NHLer’s would have sustained a “severe concussion” on that play.

    What were seeing here is not an exageration, but simply a player who defied the odds. It seems to me that Recchi is simply looking for an edge here, and trying to take some heat off Chara.
    Get well soon Max.

    In Price we Trust

  55. zaq007 says:

    I think the nutjob at the sports hub is more to blame then Recchi

  56. Propwash says:

    LOL “You don’t want the tree looking at you when you swing the axe”

  57. Nahlsy says:

    I used to respect Recchi, of course I used to believe in Santa Claus. I grew up, learned that Santa Claus, like Recchi being worthy of respect were both all make believe and not real. Truth is there is no such thing as Santa Claus and Recchi isn’t someone worthy of respecting. There’s got to be something in the Boston water that turns what used to be fine people into walking, talking d-bags.


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