Video: Pacioretty hurt in Habs win

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  1. bolder says:

    Chara needs a McSorley type swing to the f***ing head, only a bit harder!! F***ing scumbag! He ran the kid purposely. What goes around, comes around …. Someone should smash Collie’s son! Didn’t he use an elbow pad as a weapon on Pyatt’s face?? This league is a f***ing joke.

  2. The Cat says:

    I dont disagree. I do think all players are trying to inflict some pain when they hit, a few have the physique that help them more in their quest. I like physical hockey but I dont like it when things happen to the head.

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

  3. SlovakHab says:

    Chara’s conduct was absolutely unacceptable and he has shown how small of a person he is, make a lot of money or not.

    Shame on him.

    Typical Bruin..


    Tell me again why the Habs are so unfortunate to have two absolutely disgusting division rivals in Leafs and Bruins.

  4. savethepuck says:

    I agreed and enjoyed what you had to say.  Unfortunately, I think everyone here has gone to bed.

  5. rocketsglare says:

    Gomez may be many things here on HIO, but he showed leadership in standing up to Chara and telling him off.

    Go Habs Go!


  6. Rainrocket16 says:

    On a somewhat lighter note! Max Pac is the toughest Hab we have had since Jon Kordic!! Chara will likely get nothing out of this, so don’t hold your breath!! I am hoping they throw the book at him!! But doubtful!! I will say the best move ever was letting Ryan White play against the Guins and Whoop Boychucks Assets!!! White should be a starter for us come playoff time!!! Price was a monster yet again! This team is at a Pinnacle of the season! We may be the Northeast Champs yet!!

  7. ooder says:

    and the ruins continue to prove how much of a joke they are..

    sure boychuk can beat up Spacek.. but he needed all the help he can get from his visor when ryan white took him on.

    with 5 minutes left and the game over lucy gets all brave and tough with Pouliot.

    and Chara.. the same Chara who cheap shotted Ivanans breaking his orbital bone after the fight was over..

    if anybody thinks that wasn’t intentional..well get thier heads checked.

    he threw him over into the bench.. anybody with the least bit of class would have just skated in a straight line.

    some captain.. 0-7 in game 7’s in his nhl career..

    once again.. when the bruins are losing.. that team shows 0 composure or class..

    does somebody have to die on the ice before the NHL actually does something?

    this is disgusting


    GWG = game winning gionta!

  8. Habs4Lyfe says:

    Habs 4 Lyfe


    Chara looked him into the stanchion the whole way, and he didnt let up one bit. Max was out for a long time. Its gotta be a severe concussion. Hopefully the league looks at all the videos available. From all the feeds I have seen Chara had enough time after Pac dumped the puck to size up the situation. He could have passed up on the hit, but didn’t. If BGL was still here Chara would be taking a nap as well.


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  9. andrewberkshire says:

    Hits from behind are clean


    Not players’ faults the rink is designed with boards and glass.


    Design a better rink.


    See your logic? Insanely stupid.

  10. Rainrocket16 says:


    Marchand is fitting in perfectly with the Guins!! PK should run him through yet again!!

  11. zaq007 says:

    I find your post very awesome!

  12. avatar_58 says:

    “it isn’t chara’s fault how the rink is constructed”

    – That’s like saying if I hit a guy with my car near a cliff and he falls off, I’m only libel for damaging his bumper. “but but but….if the cliff weren’t there” – you saw the goddamned cliff, did you not?

    Whatever….I’m very angry about this whole thing. Hope Max is ok

  13. rocketsglare says:

    Replay clearly showed Chara use his left arm to push Pacioretty into the stanchion and therefore deliberately attempt to

    injure him. The puck was no where near Pacioretty and was in fact deep in the Bruin zone where another Bruin defender 

    was corralling the puck. An overt attempt IMO by one player to go out and deliberately injure another player. The quest-

    ion now is will the NHL act forcefully and decisively to punish Chara for his deliberate act to injure Pacioretty?

    Go Habs Go!

  14. surprise says:

    clean hit.


    not Chara’s fault the turnbuckle was there.


    design a better rink.

  15. zaq007 says:

    You would think a Norris winning defencemen would know where the dangerous parts of a rink are and where you should let up…I guess not so lets just give him the benefit of the doubt…should get 10+ games will get no more than 2 if any

  16. wmarcello says:

    Originally I was on the side of the many who called the hit a regular hockey hit gone wrong. The more I look at that hit though, the more it seems fishy to me. First off, as a former hockey player reminiscing back, I don’t seem to ever remember completely losing my bearings on the ice. I would think as an NHL pro, Chara knew where he was. Second, Zdeno’s hand did come up to shove Max’s upper body at the last moment. Now, that alone isn’t much of an issue, but the fact that Chara didn’t even look back after the hit despite the absolutely terrifying sound, and instead kept skating nonchalantly makes me think that he was not at all surprised that Max hit that turnbuckle. It makes me think that Chara knew full well that Max was going to hit the turnbuckle, and possibly because he meant it to happen. In all of this, the only thing that I think Zdeno didn’t count on is just awkwardly Max was going to go into that turnbuckle and how hurt he was going to end up on the play. I do believe that Chara was not intending to injure Max, but his actions were still reckless and IMO do merit a medium-sized suspension.

  17. observer says:

    Questions about the hockey expert – the mifget money grabbing dictator Gary Bettman of hockey city New York City. WHY are the 2 benches even next to each other? WHY is that glass partition sticking up there? Why is Montreal the only rink of 30 teams that still has a goal jufdge behind the net or a better question WHY did this dwarf move the other 29 arenas goal judges? BETTMAN CAUSED THIS INJURY! THE MAN IS A MONEY GRABBING LYING PIG!

  18. observer says:

    “turnbuckle” – is it a boxing ring? NO IT’S GARY MONEY LOVING BETTMAN’S NEW STYLE HOCKEY RINK!

  19. observer says:

    Did the dwarf Bettman with bulging pockets, did Bettman have the Habs report it as an “upper body injury”?

  20. Chuck says:

    The most damning evidence against Chara in the video is that he initially prepares to side-check Pacioretty into the boards in front of the bench, then changes his mind and guides Max’s head into the post.

    He damn well knew what he was doing.

  21. observer says:

    Like taking candy from a baby! Price handling Marchand’s pitiful penalty shot attempt. – –  – – —  – – – –

  22. savethepuck says:

    When I read his idiotic comment< I went back and checked his previous posts. Based on those, I didn’t think his opinion was worth a reply. I hate feeding trolls on this site, the more responses they get, the more shit they stir.

  23. emann_222 says:

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  24. Nahlsy says:

    Honestly, the most damning pieces of evidence are his actions over the previous two games (post OT goal, and during the goon fest last time) combined with simply showing that the puck was in the corner and the hit itself was delivered on the other side of center ice from it.

    There’s clear evidence of premeditated desires to harm Max, and he blatantly drilled a guy causing severe injury that was nowhere near the play at hand and had nothing whatsoever to do with the game on the ice. (ala the Bertuzzi incident exactly 7 years to the day prior to it).

    The hit itself, yes it’s clearly dirty and clearly intentional as well, but those facts are the difference between what warrants a 3 game suspension for a bad hit and a 20 game/year long suspension for a premeditated assault in a successful attempt to cripple somebody half your size.


  25. Nahlsy says:

    This is the second time in a year that I’ve seen one of these incidents in which you literally don’t know for several minutes if the victim of the assault is even alive. As difficult as it may be to believe for those of you that had to witness this one as well, this was actually minor in comparison to the first one I had the misfortune of watching, but all the same it’s still disgusting to see what Colin Campbell and his NHL’s pathetic excuse for discipline has allowed the sport of hockey in general to turn into.

    Last year I was witness to a young jr hockey player (16 at the time) having his skull crushed, his helmet exploding on the hit, and then watching him lay on the ice convulsing for about 30-45 minutes before they were able to secure and stabilize him, and get him to a hospital where it was several more days before he regained consciousness and came out of critical condition. The OHL threw the offending predator out of it’s league thankfully and the young man who was hit that late October (2009) day has made most of a recovery. He still hasn’t returned to his team almost two years later, but he has been able to lightly skate a few times at least and is still considered to be a member of the team all the same.

    Hopefully Pax can make a full recovery and isn’t forever hindered by a concussion that costs the league of yet another of it’s young and promising stars while the gong show committee in charge of “justice” has the unmitigated gaul to claim that there’s no concussion problem and that most of the players are really just faking it for the insurance (an actual comment from Colin Campbell, ask me again why that P.o.S. makes me physically ill to even think about him). This isn’t a sport anymore, this is the Roman Collisseum only some teams of gladiators seem to have carte blanche to do whatever the hell they want to whoever the hell they want, whenever the hell they want while others can’t even defend themselves without getting the book tossed at them. The double standards and the bizarre ‘wheel of justice’ combined with the refusal to take head injuries seriously have made the big leagues a farce and the little leagues that look up to these guys and emulate them absolutely terrifying (because it’s kids that are getting maimed in the process)

  26. Itsik says:

    All those sport guys are saying if the hit was anywhere else on the ice it wouldnt be bad. The problem with this analysis is outrages in my opionion. Its like saying, if Hitler was not born in Germany then there would not be a Holocaust. Hitler was born in Germany and that was not the excuse to kill so many innocent lives, same as for Chara, he knew where he is going to hit him, he was aware of the location, the timing, and to prove it, just look at his arm extending at the last second before the hit. If Chara is not disipline, I am affraid the NHL laid another egg here, and what happened next is only a question of time before someone sends flowers to a family of an ex Hockey player….

    The NHL did not disipline the Bruins for February 9 game, and this is why the Islanders took liberty in beating the Pinguins, same here, people will be looking for something, if the NHL is not going to do anything, they will say, hey, we can do it, just make it look like an accident and tell reporters that its unfortunate.


    Angel of death is knocking on the NHL door if nothing gets done to both the player and the team.


  27. The Cat says:

    My thoughts about the hit are similar to those of Gaston Therrien on Antichambre: I refuse to believe an NHL player could do this deliberatly with intent to injure somebody. I mean I was concerned for his life there for a while. Glad hes ok and hope he has a speedy recovery!

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

  28. The Cat says:

    That post is a bit far out. Hitler wasnt born in Germany, he was born in Austria.

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

  29. Bob_Sacamano says:

    Hitler was born in Austria but I agree with most of the rest.

  30. 1010 says:

    Media excuses are pouring in fast and furious. Darryl the Dutchman on TSN was talking about the lumber that Max laid on Charas’ back two games ago after the Habs had scored. Uh… ok Darryl.

    On sportsnet and TSN I keep hearing about the type of player that Chara isn’t. By the time the official bruins network gives their version on Saturday night, Chara will have done a good thing.



    GO HABS…

  31. G-Man says:

    I don’t. Chara rammed his head into the stancheon by guiding Pac’s head with his hand. Sure…no intent there. Doh!

  32. BJ says:

    Two more points but a scary 2 points. It brought me back to March 9, 1963 when I was present at the Forum when Lou Fontinato broke his neck when hit by Vic hadfiled. It was the strangest moments of silence I ever encountered in any arena with the thousands of games I covered over the many years. Last night was a similar moment.


    I think the solution with the speed of the game and to help out the players that those open areas towards the posts should be “no hit zones” painted like the goalies crease area.


    Having said that, after my first reaction to lynch the bastard, I watched the replays and it could be interpreted both ways depending on who you are cheering for. But I think this needs at least a 10 game suspension.

  33. The Cat says:

    About the game: It was nice to see Kirk Muller give the ref a mouthful after the White fight. I believe this and White set the tone for the victory.

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

  34. HabFanSince72 says:

    The NHL is like the mafia isn’t it? No one in the Canadiens organization, with the exception of Pierre Boivin (is he still with the team?),   said anything. It’s  omerta.




  35. Thomas Le Fan says:

    I ony have two words for Chara. Criminal investigation. That was one of the most flagrantly deliberate attempts to injure that I’ve seen in over 50 years of watching hockey. Pacioretty appears to be alright. I hope so. Not that a concussion is alright but I feared much worse. BROONS GOONS! What sportsmanship! I hope he is given a stiff suspension and I hope it severely hurts the B’s chances at first place in the division.    

    On a nicer note, Eller’s starting to look very good, isn’t he? That second goal reminded me of a former, smooth skating, lanky centre. Marchand is a little cry baby and who didn’t enjoy watching White pounded that creep he took on?

    Go  Habs    

  36. The Cat says:

    Looks bad the way you say it, but there arent many players who throw bodychecks with their legs. I dont believe such evil and disrespect for human life lies in Chara’s head.

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

  37. The Cat says:

    Bigger ice surface, boards and glass that have some give, and a standard of proper equipment (not armour)…Its that easy.

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

  38. adam76 says:

    I think it was the four goals and strong team D.



  39. HabFanSince72 says:

    Before the game  Chara probably  didn’t want to seriously injure Pacioretty.

    After the hit, he certainly hoped Pacioretty wasn’t seriously hurt.

    But, at the time of the hit, and in the seconds just before, that fucking animal was trying to inflict pain.

    Bruins hockey.

  40. clichabs says:

    There’s a poll right here on Boston Globe’s Bruins Blog, please go there and vote for the Chara hit as dirty, so we can show these beanies who’s right:

  41. Brassmonkey says:

    If you own a gun and shoot someone, regardless if it is intentional or not, don’t you get charged and tried for criminal negligence? I think the same factors apply here. Chara is an All Star Defensman and should be held accountable for his actions regardless of intent.

  42. bel33 says:

    White’s fight went a long way to keeping the game… being a game of hockey.  Credit where it’s due.  LOVED Muller getting all over the ref.  Sometimes it’s needed.  Having said that… I LOVE watching the Habs score on the Bruins.  Remove the Patch hit… and I’d have been happy with a slaughter on the scoreboard… and possibly a shut out for Carey if the boys’ heads were more in it in the third.  Understandable though.

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