Most of us saw last night’s game and most of us saw Pacioretty nearly get beheaded by Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins. For those of you who haven’t, here’s the video. But I warn you it’s not pretty.
First of all, to be honest I don’t like the guy, but if he were to play for Montreal, I would gladly welcome him. Help protect the little guys, know what I mean?
Honestly, he claims he didn’t see the glass starts there? Fuck Off. That’s total bullshit. Of course he saw it. How long has he been playing in the NHL? Arent most if not all of the NHL arenas built that same way between the benches?
Was it intentional? Who knows. Of course he told the media that it was unintentional. Wouldnt you? Why would anyone admit to intentionally trying to kill the guy from the other team?
Let’s not forget the history between these two players this season. January 8th when Patches scored the wining goal in overtime, he gave Chara a small push. Zdeno didn’t like this and tried to get back at him eyes blazing with anger. Then there was the game in Boston February 9th. When all hell broke loose behind Price’s net, who was the first player Chara grabbed a hold of? That’s right, Pacioretty.
So with all that in mind, it does seem like it was intentional and I do think it was. I’ve always thought Chara was a dirty player. But what he did to Pacioretty is beyond that.
What’s the point of hitting a guy like that? What the hell are you trying to prove? You think that because of a big hit like that the opposing team is going to give up a 4 goal lead? Are you trying to send a message for the next game? If so, what fucking message merits sending a guy to the hospital.
For all those trolls out there who are probably saying that I’m biased to the Habs. Yes I am biased but had this happened to anyone else I’d have the same opinion. I don’t even like Crosby that much and I’m upset about the fact that he is missing the rest of the season due to a concussion.
The NHL in keeping with its poor judgement will probably hand out a 1-2 game suspension. No doubt in my mind he’s getting suspended, but we all know that the punishment will not be enough. That’s how they roll.
Yes hockey is a physical sport, but you have to draw the line somewhere, and it doesn’t matter who you are. That type of hit is disgusting plain and simple.