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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:18 pm
 


OnTheIce wrote:
How many guys get hit into the same spot ever year and get up? Tons!

How many guys get pushed into an open door? Tons!

Bunch of whiners.

They were not Canadiens players.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:32 pm
 


OnTheIce wrote:
How many guys get hit into the same spot ever year and get up? Tons!

How many guys get pushed into an open door? Tons!

Bunch of whiners.


I don't know if they're necessarily whiners, but you're right that incidents like this happen all the time. Hell, I remember seeing hits like that all the time back in the 90s on Cherry Rock'em Sock'em videos.

It's a brutal hit, and given the extra little shove Chara appears to give Pacorietty, I would have liked Chara to have gotten some sort of suspension - just to let players know that this is no longer acceptable. Unlike other goons (like Pronger for example) Chara doesn't really have a history of doing stuff like this.

Still, the league should have sent a message that what used to be acceptable no longer is.

This was a missed opportunity IMHO.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:38 pm
 


Geoff Molson (owner of the Habs) issued a statement:

http://canadiens.nhl.com/club/news.htm? ... L|MTL|home

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Dear Fans,

I would like to thank you all for your comments and support as the Pacioretty family, and our entire organization, deal with this difficult situation. I share your frustration, disappointment and shock. I feel for Max, the team and you, our fans.

Max, on behalf of my family, fans and all who are associated with this great organization, rest assured that we are all behind you and hope for a full recovery.

The Montreal Canadiens is an institution that has played a leadership role in this League and in our community for over 100 years, and you can count on us to continue to do so in the future. The news of the NHL decision yesterday was a hard blow for both the players and fans of the Montreal Canadiens. It was one which shook the faith that we, as a community, have in this sport that we hold in such high regard.

The Montreal Canadiens organization does not agree with the decision taken yesterday by the National Hockey League. We can assure you that we have made our position clear to Commissioner Gary Bettman, and that he has agreed to make this issue a priority at the next General Manager’s meeting, which will be held in Florida on March 14-16. Pierre Gauthier, our General Manager, will be present at this meeting and has already expressed his wish to carry out, clearly, our message to his 29 counterparts and to the League.

Our organization believes that the players’ safety in hockey has become a major concern, and that this situation has reached a point of urgency. At risk are some of the greatest professional athletes in the world, our fan base and the health of our sport at all levels. Players’ safety in hockey must become the ultimate priority and the situation must be addressed immediately. As a proud father of three hockey players, I want to help create a healthy and safe experience for them, and I certainly never want any family to go through what the Pacioretty’s are experiencing at this moment.

We understand and appreciate hockey being a physical sport, but we do not accept any violent behavior that will put the players’ health and safety at risk. On this specific issue, I am asking for the support of the 29 other NHL owners, to address urgently this safety issue. And I am willing to play a leadership role in coordinating this group effort.

You are the best fans in the league, and I am proud to have you behind us. Both the team and Max need your support now more than ever. A solid playoff run is just around the corner and we are counting on you to carry us deep into the spring!

GO HABS GO!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:45 pm
 


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Chara doesn't really have a history of doing stuff like this.

Exactly and maybe that's the biggest reason he didn't get a game or two. Relative to his size, he's been quite tame in the NHL. He rag-dolled McCabe a few years ago instead of pounding his face to hamburger.
As said before....his elbow is in everyone's face.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:05 pm
 


Kind of stupid if you think about it that there's one area of the rink where you have to be carefull where you check a player or you may seriously injure, paralyze kill someone. Why not design the rink properly.

Hope the player recovers.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:57 am
 


bootlegga wrote:
OnTheIce wrote:
How many guys get hit into the same spot ever year and get up? Tons!

How many guys get pushed into an open door? Tons!

Bunch of whiners.


I don't know if they're necessarily whiners, but you're right that incidents like this happen all the time. Hell, I remember seeing hits like that all the time back in the 90s on Cherry Rock'em Sock'em videos.

It's a brutal hit, and given the extra little shove Chara appears to give Pacorietty, I would have liked Chara to have gotten some sort of suspension - just to let players know that this is no longer acceptable. Unlike other goons (like Pronger for example) Chara doesn't really have a history of doing stuff like this.

Still, the league should have sent a message that what used to be acceptable no longer is.

This was a missed opportunity IMHO.


I think if you suspend him, you're setting a bad precedent. Why?

The leagues rules are so vague to begin with. For example, cross-checking isn't cross checking unless it happens twice or if the other player falls. The rules need to be called as is.

Further, this hit has happened a dozen times this year, there has been no suspension on any of them, nor any media coverage.

The ACT should be punished, not the the result.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:24 pm
 


Video Title: Zdeno Chara hits Max Pacioretty
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Zdeno Chara hits Max Pacioretty from the Boston Bruins at Montreal Canadiens game on Mar 8, 2011.
via http://www.hockeyfights.com
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:24 pm
 


Good hit gone bad. Agree with the non-suspension...


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:32 pm
 


Another player tonight hit the post..........


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