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Posted 09 March 2011 - 06:22 PM

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 06:25 PM

i was watching the game last night and i thought after the incident occured that it wasnt gonna be anything extreme....

again at the speed this game is going today is going so fast you really cant tell if he really intended too or not. i dont think he did, so really the nhl made a good decision.

at the same time it bothers me that some b's fans are going all out aboot it and think they are the better franchise and blah blah blah. its entertaining to watch but seriously, some people take it too far. :ph34r:

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 07:15 PM

Bettman and his cronies need to go before the NHL goes from Laughing Stock of the professional sports in NA to somewhat legitimate. Disgusting.

Like I've said on this board before, and to hockey fans I know, Commissioners should be like Presidents and only be around 8 years, maybe even 10 and that's it. We've been stuck with this moron and his ideas for 17 years now. It's time for some fresh blood and new ideas.
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 07:18 PM

I've hated thatf****** giraffe spotpicker since he came into the NHL.
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 07:31 PM

I'm actually shocked arenas are different around the league. This is the NHL, the best league in the world, not a rec league.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:34 PM

its bull the league did nothing. he broke his 4th vertebrae and serious concussion. heck his career could be over. all chara gets is 15 penalty minutes. bull

in the video it looks like he ran into him. they went against the boards and he put his arm up and pushed his head against the glass. the sad thing is also max doesnt know what happened even after, he is out cold. best wishes to him.

i know this has nothing to do with what happened in detroit, but seeing all the players around makes me remember the fischer incident

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:31 PM

LOL Habs fans have been calling the po po over this...


Shortly after the NHL announced it wouldn’t take further action against Chara, Montreal police were inundated with calls from people seeking to file a criminal complaint against the player. A spokesman said police suspected the calls were inspired by a media outlet that suggested the idea.

The police spokesman described the gesture as “irresponsible”—and urged Montrealers to keep the emergency line free for actual life-and-death matters. “Someone in the media has been telling people to call the police to complain,” Sgt. Ian Lafreniere said. “This shows a serious lack of responsibility.”


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Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:35 PM


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Posted 09 March 2011 - 10:18 PM

That's extreme.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 10:33 PM

Air Canada threatens NHL

UNRISE, Fla. -- Air Canada, one of the NHL's largest financial corporate backers, is threatening to withdraw its sponsorship if the league doesn't take "immediate" and "serious" action on headshots, QMI Agency has learned.

In a strongly worded letter addressed to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman on Wednesday, Denis Vandal, Air Canada's director of marketing/communications, expressed concern over recent incidents of headshots and concussions.

The letter came in the wake of Tuesday night's controversial hit by Boston Bruins defenceman Zdeno Chara on Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty at the Bell Centre. Following a telephone hearing Wednesday with NHL VP Mike Murphy, there was no punishment for Chara.

"We are contacting you (Wednesday) to voice our concern over (Tuesday night's) incident involving Max Pacioretty and Zdeno Chara at the Bell Centre in Montreal," wrote Vandal. "This is following several other incidents involving career-threatening and life-threatening headshots in the NHL recently."

Vandal noted the controversial issue is becoming bad for Air Canada's brand.

"From a corporate social responsibility standpoint, it is becoming increasingly difficult to associate our brand with sports events which could lead to serious and irresponsible accidents; action must be taken by the NHL before we are encountered with a fatality.

"Unless the NHL takes immediate action with serious suspension to the players in question to curtail these life-threatening injuries, Air Canada will withdraw its sponsorship of hockey."

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 10:38 PM

Air Canada threatens NHL

Hit'em in the wallet! That'll get their attention!

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 10:49 PM

Air Canada threatens NHL

I don't disagree with their sentiment, but they picked the wrong hit to get outraged about. There have been several more serious hits where the head was actually targeted.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 10:51 PM

league got it right. no suspension necessary for that hit.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 11:16 PM


"I am upset and disgusted that the league didn't think enough of (the hit) to suspend him," Pacioretty told TSN. "I'm not mad for myself, I'm mad because if other players see a hit like that and think it's okay, they won't be suspended, then other players will get hurt like I got hurt.

"It's been an emotional day. I saw the video for the first time this morning. You see the hit, I've got a fractured vertebrae, I'm in hospital and I thought the league would do something, a little something," said Pacioretty.

"I'm not talking a big number, I don't know, one game, two games, three games...whatever, but something to show that it's not right."


Pacioretty disagreed with Chara's assessment of what happened on the play.

"I heard (Chara) said he didn't mean to do it. I felt he did mean to do it. I would feel better if he said he made a mistake and that he was sorry for doing that, I could forgive that, but I guess he's talking about how I jumped up or something."

"I believe he was trying to guide my head into the turnbuckle. We all know where the turnbuckle is. It wasn't a head shot like a lot of head shots we see but I do feel he targeted my head into the turnbuckle."

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 11:21 PM

Only more fuel for the fire.
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Posted 10 March 2011 - 12:21 AM

This is going to sound heartless, but I completely agree with no suspension in this case. It was an every shift hockey play that unfortunately had terrible results.

Pacioretty sounds to me like he is being advised by his lawyers and building up a case - which I frankly have little sympathy for. It's hockey... You're a warrior - act like it.
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Posted 10 March 2011 - 07:01 AM

Pacioretty sounds so childish. Obviously he thinks Chara intent to hurt a minor player like him.
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Posted 10 March 2011 - 07:24 AM

What a massive drama this is turning out to be.

Seems Canada is throwing its toys out of its pram.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 08:17 AM

I was at the grocery store yesterday. I took someone's head and guided it right into the driver's side mirror. Glass shards in their face... they threatened to call an ambulance chaser but I claimed interference... had to wait to get in the store for 5 minutes. The Kart Kid saw no problem with it. Neither did the Cops.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 08:58 AM

There should have been a suspension. I don't think there was an intention to break his neck, but you've got to be WAY more responsible than to push a guy head first into a glass wall.

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