Wednesday, March 09, 2011

OK, get out the pitchforks and torches. Now I'm pissed. (with a little legal lesson thrown in)


"So if you're looking for someone to lead the angry pitchfork mob, you've come to the wrong place. Until the NHL decides Bob McKenzie is right and gives Chara a token one-game suspension. Then we can go apeshit."

- me, in the last post

So I don't need to tell you that the NHL decided that it was even more of a pussy than Bob McKenzie. At least Bob thought Chara would get a couple of games. The NHL's wheel of justice landed on zero. Zero games. Zero fines. Zero condemnation of a sickening, sickening act. One that has left one of the brightest young stars the team has in a hospital bed, with a fractured C4 vertebrae and a severe concussion. PatCHes won't play again this year, and may never play again. He may never be the same person again. So before we go apeshit, let's once again remember what's important here - PatCHes. Please get well. We're hoping and praying for you.

On to the apeshit.

Actually, let's get to the legal lesson first. Bear with me here, it's important. Let's start with one of our resident lawyers, Panger, who wrote the following in an email to me and HF10, that was sent before the ruling came down:

I’m not sure that Zdeno should get away with that hit regardless of whether he “intended” to nearly kill him. Frankly, I doubt he intended to seriously hurt him. But the fact is that he’s 6’9, has been playing hockey his whole career, and ought to have known the potential danger to Patches. Isn’t the rationale behind the blind-side head shot rule to protect players when they are vulnerable? How much more vulnerable could Patches have been? But did Chara turn away? No, he clearly rubbed him out. He knew it; he didn’t care about the consequences. Reckless disregard. Maybe it’s not first degree murder, but it can still be murder if you’re reckless. He’ll get two games and someone will have to be killed on the ice for the NHL to start protecting its players.(emphasis added)

A criminal lawyer will tell you that you need to prove two things for a guilty finding - the "actus reus" and the "mens rea". The actus reus is the criminal act. I think we can all agree that Chara performed the act. Want proof? Here:


Mens rea literally translates to "guilty mind." The average non-lawyer person thinks that the guilty mind means intent. The NHL thinks it too. I walk into my girlfriend's house and put a bullet in her head because she was sleeping with my best friend (I'm the jealous type). I intended to pull that trigger. That's easy to understand. But intent is not the only mens rea. Depending on the crime and jurisdiction, you've got all sorts of other mens reas. Two of the most common? Recklessness and negligence. You get into a car drunk and kill a guy? Sure, you didn't intend to kill him, but damn fucking right by getting into a car and driving drunk you were reckless, and you are guilty. In Canada, if you are negligent and your actions cause someone's death, you are guilty of homicide (s. 222(5)(b) of the Criminal Code). You never intended to kill someone, but you are still guilty of murder.

None of this means anything to the NHL "brain" trust. Most of whom, I imagine, are lawyers. But their ridiculous fascination with the phrase "intent to injure" has gone beyond the perverse. To the point where a 22-year old kid almost got killed with zero punishment to the person responsible.

Now Mike Murphy, NHL VP of hockey operations, is not a lawyer. But he's still a fuckface. Here's what he had to say: "I could not find any evidence to suggest that ... Chara targeted the head of his opponent". Right. No evidence. Exhibit A:


No contact to the head there! FuckMurphy continued: "with both players skating in the same direction and with Chara attempting to angle his opponent into the boards." Right. Just a normal check into the boards! When patCHes was nowhere near the fucking puck. Not to mention that if they were both skating in the same direction, Chara would have been staring right at the fucking stanchion.  He would have known what he was about to do. FuckMurphy continued: "This hit resulted from a play that evolved and then happened very quickly." Of course, hockey is a slow game! But this play happened so fast who knows what happened! And one more: "I also took into consideration that Chara has not been involved in a supplemental discipline incident during his 13-year NHL career." Well fuck me gently with a chainsaw. He's just a prince! And the next time he pulls some sort of shit, he still won't have been involved in a supplemental discipline incident. So no punishment then either! I personally have never been disciplined for chaining a stripper to a bed in my basement. So when I do that, no discipline for me!

My rage is no longer targeted at Chara, or the Bruins, or the violent state of the game that seems to excuse this kind of stupidity. My rage is directed squarely at the NHL, who have taken one of the most sickening things I've ever seen in my lifetime and turned it into a fucking joke, just a normal hockey play. I am fucking pissed. I know you are too. What do we do? I don't know. CJAD has started a Facebook group that wants "justice" for PatCHes. Unfortunately, justice in this case seemed to have been lost in a wave of NHL stupidity. But we have to find a way to channel this anger. I'm open to suggestions. It's not just for justice, it's not just for revenge, it's not just for PatCHes. It's for the state of the game.

PatCHes himself said it best: "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."

Amen, PatCHes. Again, get well. We'll be mad for you.

149 comments:

ezzeloharr said...

PatCHes called up Blob McKenzie and had this to say.

Blob sounded like he was choking up a bit there, eh?

ezzeloharr said...

Doublepost: Also, thank you HF29 for the legal lesson. Interesting stuff.

Do you know anyone who wants to prosecute Chara? You make it sound like there would be a case for it.

HabsFan29 said...

@ezzel - I don't know. I'm not sure I would really want that to be honest. i just wanted to show the NHL lives by its own stupid rules, or lack thereof

ezzeloharr said...

Triplepost: Clearly I'm bored, and/or should be in bed.

According to Puck Daddy, Air Canada told the League they want something done about headshots, or they will cut their corporate sponsorship.

ezzeloharr said...

@HF29: Fair enough - I guess I just feel that a court case might wake the NHL up.

I just want something done before a player dies on the ice...

HabsFan29 said...

nothing will wake the NHL up. maybe permanent paralysis of a player. maybe.

Anonymous said...

sad sad sad. I feel sorry for both teams. hate Max but he didnt deserve that. both players must feel terrible right now

BJs fan

Chenny13 said...

Finally a post the adequately captures my rage, disgust, and sadness regarding this incident. Thanks 29!

Auggy said...

Let me preface this first by saying I follow the Avalanche first, and the Habs second.
That said, Federal League crap like this is specifically why the NHL will never gain anything more then a toehold. There's no clarity of punishment. Chara gets nothing for an illegal hit with career-ending consequences; Wisniewski gets a two game suspension for a gesture. Any league where indicating your opponent should eat a bag of dicks is worse than fracturing someones' neck is a league that is simply not in touch with this plane of reality.

PS Get well soon patCHes.
PPS Murphy can eat a bag of dicks.
PPPS Bettman too.

Kmaxx said...

I have been tossing and turning all night over this and I'm still not sure I know what I want done. Firstly I am dumbfounded that the league has taken no action whatsoever. They have justified what Chara did for every single player in the league. Patches said it best "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."

How can that be right? I'm almost sick this is so bad for the game and for the Habs and obviously most of all, for Patches. The overriding thought I had last night was about the game on the 24th.

Chara must not play in that game. I would like to see the Habs, led by their captain, make a statement to the league that says if Chara plays on the 24th for the Bruins, then they will not take the ice. Take the fine, lose 2 points, who gives a shit. Their teammate may never play agin and nothing was done. Let the league have to refund all the fans because the game won't happen. Make a statement! That should move them to do something! BTW - Fuck you Bettman, Campbell and Murphy

Mr. natural said...

It's amazing the response I'm seeing about the ruling, people angry, others bummed out and still others deeply concerned about the message this sends, many of these folks have teenagers playing hockey and sincerely don't want this kind of danger treated so lightly.

There should be no exceptions for headshots only then will the players police themselves.

I personally don't have anything to add to this issue it's all being said here and all around me.

I do not wish for revenge and certainly not for the unfortunate incident that finally forces the NHL's hand, let's just trash the PHucken' Broons next game for now that will be the best revenge.

God speed PatCHes.

Anonymous said...

in the absence of a functional justice system, turn to vigilantism. Bruins bus, molotov cocktails, no? Random chainsaw attack on Chara's ankles? These are the thoughts that ran through my head as I brushed my teeth last night.

I'm a combination of pissed and sickened and what really sucks is, like you suggested 10, I have no idea how best to channel that? Never buy another ticket to an NHL game? Murder Colin Campbell? What?

Important thing is that patches gets well and plays again.

Anonymous said...

Hockey is a CONTACT sport...If a player cannot protect himself on the ice something bad can happen. Max needs to know where is on the ice, trying to ride the boards past arguably the strongest defenceman in the world right in front of the stantion will lead to disaster...much like crossing the blue line staring at the ice, or going full speed to the net and running into the net. Is Chara supposed to let him go by untouched? If chara was truly trying to hurt max, he would have put him completely over the boards.

HabsFan29 said...

@anon (7:26) - seriously, fuck off and die. you want to blame Max? are you fucking kidding me?

Anonymous said...

Not so much as blame max, i think people have to look at the situation without any emotions, easy for me to say as a wild fan. it truly was a hockey play that happens dozens of times a game, d-man takes bad angle then rides out forward trying to beat him wide. i dont think there is really any blame but if you really needed to lay blame on someone it would be 50-50. if chara doesnt ride him out...max is fine. if max doesnt try and sneak by a immensely stronger player in front of the stantion...max is fine. any d-man makes the same call, as opposed to let the faster, extremely talented forward break loose.

Anonymous said...

truly an unfortunate turn of events, avoidable yes in the same sense that pucks to the face are avoidable if no one shoots the puck hard and no one tries to deflect the puck. if chara lets him go he is labled an inept defenseman. his job was to stop max from getting to the puck, and if you notice he didnt fully commit to pushing max in order to try and avoid the interference call.

moeman said...

Well said FHFans lawyers.

I don't have much to add from my comments yesterday but watching the sports shows I noticed Geoff Molson in the crowd. I want to hear from our team's owner.

Something.

Doesn't even have to be directed at the NHL HQ.

Something.

Doesn't have to be about how fucking ugly the bruins play the game.

Something.

Doesn't have to be that the CH will make a public gesture on April 24th, maybe all wearing #67, maybe the first ever black Habs jersey, maybe one of those big fucking stop signs on the backs of their jerseys. Something to rile the monkey cage in Boston because you know the majority of those idiots will give chara a hero's welcome.

Something.

Doesn't have to be a million dollars but a large donation to head trauma/brain research in PatCHes name.

Something.

Doesn't have to table yet another new injury rule at the upcoming governors meeting but maybe take Mario Lemieux aside and have a heart to heart chat with well-positioned live streaming microphones purposefully recording.

Something.

Doesn't have to wait for the aforementioned meeting, just call cbc/hnic and suggest he and Mario (milbury can stay in is chair and represent Boston) would like the 1st period intermission for Saturday night's Habs/Pens game and host a panel, bring in cherry if you want or just let him do a feed for the rockemsockem crowd.

Something.

SVP Monsieur Molson, say, something.

Thanks in advance.

Get well PatCHes. GYFHG!

Daddy Says said...

Still sickened over this. Totally dumbfounded that "intent to injure" is still in use. How about REALITY! Want some? PatCHes is done, for the season, likely for a great number of years.... thats reality. I have talked about this alot over the last 24hrs. phucking phlyers fans are even saying something should be done. A cousin that NEVER agrees with me thinks it was a travesty apeboy got nothing.

I am beyond angry, just so very saddened.... and @anon (7:26) go play in traffic.

Kmaxx said...

This is WAY WAY outside the box but it could work - if they want it to - Habs players take a stand on 24 March. If Chara is in the B's lineup, they (the Habs) don't take to the ice. Use H&S grounds or whatever reason - just don't take to the ice if Chara is playing. One ganme only to make a point - it would cost NHL and Boston a ton of money - the players would get fined but they can afford it for one game. The habs would lose 2 points but who cares - they are making a point. That is the only thing I can think of that makes any sense to me right now. Anyone think they'd have the guts to do it? For PatCHes...

Anonymous said...

Think they'd have the guts?...well yes I think they would be quite receptive to the idea of not having to play the bruins. There's only so many times they can turtle and back away from a fight. At least the b's don't call up goons to fight, their regular roster players can play as well as defend themselves. I wonder if pach thought about the repurcussions for provoking a bigger tougher and more talented opponent. Have at it habs fans, do what you do best...CRY!

ezzeloharr said...

Eh, someone's wrong on the Internet. I don't think I care anymore.

Chester said...

Well fuck me gently, so ... it was the Stanchions fault. Cause you know, that Beaner fucktard was just doing his job, and oh no he is just a fucking fairy princess with a bright shiny halo over his ugly head and has never ever done anything bad or evil. I'm sorry this just makes me sick. Sick because now we have to do something to even this mess up. The league has obviously, due to their lack of action, sent us a message that revenge shall be ours to administer as we see fit... This is not going to be good at all, not at all.

Steve said...

@ANON 7:26, your thinking would make it legal to rape anyone with a vagina.

@Kmaxx, I was thinking exactly the same thing. Forfeit the game, why risk losing another player to those fucking goons. The whole team could get a sudden flu. Another way to do it is not move when the puck is dropped, and the goalie moves out of the net, do it for the full 60 Mins, let the Bruins score 400 goals, that would make Network News and show just what a fucking clown league the NHL is.

bea.habs.fan said...

last night ruminating over the non-call (although it shoul dnot have taken us by surprise given the inactivity around Crosby's 2 head shots-leading-to-a-concussion), I wished I had hacker talent to fuck with the NHL website and to flood their 'justice' department's email with a unstoppable flow of shit.

I have also given the gesture thing a lot of thought. Other than finding a way to fuck up Bettman's new TV rights in the States deal, I don't think there is anything anyone can do.
As much as I like Air Canada's stand, I don't think the NHL gives a fuck. Canada and it's hocley audience means fuck all to the NHL.

although I like the idea of the players taking a stand in Boston, reality dictates that it will never fucking happen.

to Anon @7:26 - may I point out that if Chara's size as a defender should have made Patches think twice about going around him 'near the benches', you could hire a bunch of gorillas or grizzlies and put them on the ice - it will be alot cheaper than Chara's millions

Anonymous said...

@steve...no, no it clearly does not. My point is max put himself into the vulnerable position in front of the stantion and chara rode him out like any dman would, except for a canadien of course who would incite the opposing player and refuse to fight like usual.

Steve said...

If I were Geoff Molson, I would have lost the family fortune decades ago, but lets say I am in control right now.

First thing I give Patches a ten year contract extension, if he cant play buy him out.

Second I do most of the things Moeman suggests, I speak out take the fine, you can not have the Refs in your back pocket, Colin Campbell must resign immediately, this recuse is bullshit. Headshots need to be the same as highstick, not the intent, the act.

Third, there is some kind of NHL rule that lets you sign people for a game, I go to Boston, to the neighbourhoods where the Town and the Fighter were filmed. I find the biggest baddest asses that can tie skates and sign 24 of them for the 24. When the puck drops they all take instigator penalties. They bring a knife, we bring a gun.

Steve said...

I was also taken aback by the comments from PFK. I am sure they were edited, but under no circumstances is this the time to be giving Chara a character reference.

WV: hymen

Anonymous said...

@beahabsfan...I don't know if you are looking for intelligent debate but yes, chara is extremely strong given his size/weight and a player(if he has any sense) should act accordingly when trying to squeeze by right in front of the stantion...as much as you hate him, the fact remains that he has quality skills offensively and defensively that justify spending the millions on him, unlike your theory of just dressing gorillas or grizzlies. I.e. ryan white

Steve said...

@Anon 7:26 keep posting, you prove its to better to never post and be thought a fool than to post frequently and conflagate your stupidity.

Steve said...

@29, well said and presented, and GG11 great graphic.

Why have Montreal police not layed charges, it has been done several times before in cases where severe injury is involved? Betuzzi was more clear cut but he was convicted of assault.

As for concrete actions, the one with the best chance of success is to email Queen Kennedy and tell him not to allow Chara into Canada, he has the power to do it, has done it before to individuals for political reasons. With an election comming up a few thousand emails will speak for millions.

kennej@parl.gc.ca

Fishfeet said...

Hockey's dead.

I think Air Canada's approach is the right one however: Hit the league where it hurts, its sponsors.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Hockey_League#List_of_teams gives the arena of the teams, with the main sponsors behind them. Basically, it is :

Toronto Dominium (Boston)
HSBC (Buffalo)
Bell (Montreal)
Scotiabank (Ottawa, Calgary)
Air Canada (Toronto)
Royal Bank of Canada (Carolina)
Bridgestone (Nashville)
Pepsi (Denver)
Rogers (Vancouver)
Honda (Anaheim)
Staples/Bureau en gros (LA)
HP (San Jose)

Hadulf said...

@Anon 7:26 - Stop trolling here. Go fuck yourself and your bruins. You are unwanted here. Not even proud enough to have a name.

Daddy Says said...

@ anon, the vast majority of the boons lineup are dressed gorrilas. Talented yes, I believe the FHF faithful can all agree that the talent and the oversized forheads are the strongest reasons for our collective ire.
Just before apeboy did his best WWE impression I was thinking that something had gone wrong with the b's skate sharpner. As a collective the Habs were out hustling, out shooting, and flatout out playing the b's.

If you are the same anon that is trying to say that its PatCHes' fault for trying to out skate chara then you should take into account that what chara did was against the rules, he was interfering with Max. He admitted it, "I was trying to rub him out".

Kmaxx said...

@ANON 7.26 - can I slightly move off topic for a second here and address the Ryan White issue. I thought it was reminiscent of '76 when the Habs put an end to the reign of the Broad Street Bullies. late 70's and early 80's are still hazy for me so apologies if I get names wrong but wasn't it Pierre Bouchard who beat 6 bells out of Dave Shultz as the Habs went on to win the fiorst of 4 cups in a row? After the last game, the Habs were prepared for the B's and their cheapshot bullshit. So when Boyfuck took a run at PFK (and missed mutherfucker!) Ryan White stepped up and pounded the shit out of him. The game was over right there! The B's had nothing left but the cheap shot bullshit antics of their "captain" and the Habs won handily. Have a think about that for a second - and Fuck you very much!

Anonymous said...

I am quite amused by the reaction coming out of montreal, completely typical. Kind of like when a canadiens player falls, trips, or gets cleanly checked...the entire bell centre stands, raises arms and sheds tears. Newsflash, other teams have had multiple players sustain injuries like this or even worse where there actually was foul play involved. When a canadien gets hurt on a clean play, it is a much different story.

Hadulf said...

I love Kmaxxx's idea...

Habs show up on March 24 in Boston. Wear a different jersey (maybe black with a bleu-blanc-rouge arm band with #67 on it). Show up for the game and when the puck drops, just let the bruins skate on their own and the players just line up at their bench and watch them skate. Habs cannot be fined, they showed up for the game did not declare forfeit. boston fans do not get their money's worth and will probably demand a refund, which I don't care if they get or not, even better if they do. We lose 2 points. I don't care at this point. The Habs organization will probably be fined. They can and SHOULD take the fine. Says thank you very much, hand the check over to the NHL...

That would be a major fucking statement.

Steve said...

The Toronto media has been entirely predictable. If the precious donunt boy was laying in the hospital Chara would be gone for the season and playoff, and every Toronto fuck knows that. This guy at the Post gets it.

Anonymous said...

@hadulf..ok you want a name? hows joe? bill? frank? if thats so important to you let me know what you would like.

@kmaxxx its 2011. Boychuk took his medicine like a hockey player who has honor would do. PK wants to be the agitator but will not drop the gloves i.e. lucic and horton. fine, but how can you defend that style of play? And yes the canadiens embaressed the b's in all facets of the game..outskated outshot and outscored.

@daddysays...yes, congrats it was interference. its a decision by the defenseman, either allow the player by to probably score or interfere and possibly get 2 min. its against the rules but it is strategy...weigh your options and in this case getting a 2 min. penalty outweighed letting him go on. theres a reason interference is a minor penalty

Habsfan10 said...

@ Anon: I said it yesterday and I'll say it again: Ryan White is no mere goon called up specifically to combat your asshole thugs. He's actually been up with the Habs for weeks due to injuries to other players (Mathieu Darche, in particular). If the Habs wanted to play classless goon hockey, they've got three guys down in Hamilton name Bonneau, Henry and Conboy they could have called up to wreck your fucking cheapshot artist's shit. But they didn't. They went with essentially their normal lineup and whipped you talentless thugs on the scoreboard - WHERE IT REALLY COUNTS. Now kindly fuck off and go back to lauding your idiot brawling cheapskate organization for clinging to an outdated 70's style of play that hasn't won you jack shit for 40 fucking years. Asshat.

Chester said...

@ anon
Listen Beaner, go fuck yourself and all your cheap fucktard goons.
Go find another site to soil.
You are as much of an asshole as the morons you cheer for.

Steve said...

Fuck I am powerful, at 9:17 I call for police action at 9:31 this

Give him the chair but first take him to that spot where you beat the shit out of perps.

Anonymous said...

@habsfan10...ya it sucks its been a long time, so the habs must have won it recently, no?

@chester...way to bring something to the conversation, now kindly find a wall to bang your head against while the somewhat intelligent adults converse.

Hadulf said...

A quote from the article that Steve posted from the Post...

[...]Campbell explained a two-game suspension to Alexander Ovechkin last year by saying, “If you cause a player to be injured, then you have to be responsible for the play that you’re involved in, if there’s any carelessness or recklessness in it.”

O.M.F.G

Mark said...

I'm glad that someone from the Habs organization finally said that they were disgusted by the fact the NHL didn't take any action against Chara; essentially saying what he did was within the rules and literally risking the neck of the next player in a similar situation.

I'm deeply saddened by the fact that it had to be the kid in his hospital bed who said it. I now believe that not only did the NHL fail him but so did the Canadiens as an organization. Is it too much to take the $10,000 fine from the league to speak out against the decision?

Would it have made a difference? Not to anyone other than Max.

There's so much more that could be said but it all comes down to this. Pierre Gauthier, Pierre Boivin, Geoff Molson; you should all be ashamed of yourselves.

Who knows if anyone out there will even read this. Maybe someone (hopefully someone) already posted similar sentiments. I just feel that we have to find a way of letting both the NHL and the Habs know that they've failed every player in this league.

Hadulf said...

From RDS

Steve said...

On top of all the shit that has rained down on patches, the Habs, the game we all love, you have fucking Chara lamenting " Its unfortunate I was not able to finish the game"

Fuck him, he is not only the biggest player in the NHL, he is the biggest ASSHOLE ever to lace up skates.

Hadulf said...

@Mark...I think we should before jumping into that conclusion.

I know it's already been 2 days but these things take time. Who knows, maybe the organization is planning something, but they need to consult first...

dwgs said...

Hey Fuckface @9:40,

3-1 4-3 3-2 6-8 4-1.

It would seem that your team can't even beat a bunch of whiny-assed titty babies.

Hadulf said...

*should wait

Steve said...

Mark, its the same feeling you had when you found out there is no Santa Claus.

I am mystified that not one Canadian player has said even a simple "bullshit" There has been nothing but PC comments from the dressing room.

Anonymous said...

@dwgs...yes if thats what you want to call them, the b's clearly have trouble against the canadiens, im sure theres some complaint you have for them being ahead in the standings though.

Robbie said...

Dear Lawyers,

I have been away for quite some time. As you may recall i divorced missus CH near the end of the 2010 2011 regular season. I have come by FHF on a regular basis but have chosen not to make any comments as this blog by far has some of the nets best and more intelligent hockey commentators and observers; and most of what i think or feel as it relates to hockey pretty much gets covered very well here.

Unfortunately the event of tuesday night has pushed me out of my divorced depression. I want to speak to something about this incident from a different angle. Lets clarify something off the get-go. Chara did what he did, he is responsible (intent, negligence, etc etc...) if this was real life his action would be punishable by the law and he would need a fucking great set of lawyers to keep his hairy ass out of prison. But of course the NHL is not real life... it is, ''make believe'' just ask the midget who runs it. The thing i want to talk about however is not how the fucktards and the little midget dictator are handling (or didn't handle) the event. I want to talk about our...yes i said it...'OUR' responsibility in what has become of this once great game.

For any fan to say that we are not in some large portion responsible for the state of the game is simply closing its eyes exactly the way Murphy and his band of ass bandits did. Go on you tube and see how many visits fights, crushing hits (legal and otherwise) get. They get millions. We love that part of the game we have made it what it is. We eat that shit up faster then a quarter pounder after a night of heavy drinking. Incredibly now though when faced with the prospect of some young kid losing his career we all throw are arms up as if were surprised, stunned, outraged by what has become of our sport.

The NHL does not give a rats ass about its players, the NHLPA doesn't give a rats ass about its players, The Board of governors don't give a rats ass about the players, not the Owners, agants nor the GM's. You see it isn't about them it's about 'US' and about how much we watch but more importantly how much we spend. Its about ratings, ticket and merchandise sales and TV deals. About how much we ultimately generate back into everyone of their greedy pockets. Its about talking heads who have no real opinion or position but only on what furthers their employment, and earnings opportunities.

Until 'WE' change and we demand a different package, a different product were simply going to end back here sometime in the near future talking about why it came to the death of some player to get the league to change. Until that time all real fans should be ashamed.

Continue on the good work gentlemen and GG,

Rob

Boob Gainey said...

Excellent post HF29. Perfectly pitched and well argued.

The no intent ruling is especially galling. Chara had been trying to "get" Pacioretty for three games. The Bruins as a team had been "sending messages" to us all season, culminating in the goon show of the previous game.

In my opinion what is needed is a Tunisia/Egypt style public protest. I'm even willing to go Libyan rebels on these jerks. The people's voice can be very loud.

I'll make a "Somewhere a zoo is missing its animal" banner.

Mark said...

@ Hadulf,

I understand what you're saying but as this site is run by lawyers I'll point out that you start with an opening statement. As Steve aptly said "Bullshit". Then you can go on to make your case.

This isn't Trent McCleary where we can wring our hands and be scared and relieved and sorry and conclude that hockey is a dangerous sport.

I'll also point out that my argument may not be as thoughtful and concise as it should be because after reading Max's words everything coming from me in these hours is emotion.

Habsfan10 said...

@ Steve:
Actually, Gomez made it quite clear that he and others were pissed about the decision.

@ Anon: well, the Habs have had their worst run in franchise history, so yeah, it's been a while since they won a Cup. Touche. First thing you've said that was even close to sensible.

Of course, Montreal has won 7 Cups since Boston last won one. In fact, FIFTEEN different teams have won since Boston last gooned it's way to a title. Bravo. You're essentially cheering for a more dirty, cheaper, less popular Leafs. Bravo.

Hadulf said...

Do not read this if you can't stomach it.

Boob Gainey said...

@HF10 - agreed except they are cheering for a more dirty, less successful Flyers.

Anonymous said...

@habsfan10...yes, most hockey fans know who won the cup and when. clearly you read your history books every night...however most normal people live in the present (how'd the last playoff series between these two pan out?)...so keep living in the past and we'll give you a shout when we need an answer to a question trivia night down at the pub

Steve said...

And Boston has by far the ugliest original 6 uniform, and is right at the bottom of the current NHL, and Boston has more players who dont deserve to be there in the Hall of Fame than any team in sports history.

Anonymous said...

@steve...yes the canadiens have a great history, great hall of famers yada yada yada, which should be expected from a city that eats sleeps and breathes hockey...and used to be able to keep their players in quebec. the bruins are a great organization with great hall of famers as well while still competing with the most successful basketball team ever, a football team revered by the whole northeast usa and a baseball team you may have heard of...i thought we were talking about this season but you and habsfan10 can get out the encyclopedias and quiz each other on history of hockey.

Anonymous said...

as for the jerseys, really? did u steal that insult from the playground?

Anonymous said...

@anon first quit stealing my name and making me look bad you fucking dolt. Second if you don't want to live in the past lets live in the future where our Habs are up 4 games to 1 in this years CURRENT series. So you can go fuck your history books. Third Luccic being the pussy that he is refused to fight Laroque on multiple occasions as did many of your fucking boohooins. But when our guys realize they wont win a fight and decline they are pussies? How about you quit labeling us Habs fans as crybaby pussies when your team is capable of the same thing. Congrats you can beat us in a fight we all agree your team can whoop ours in a fight. This isn't boxing it is hockey and we can handle ourselves when it comes to that. Now kindly go find your crack whore mother in that dirty boston alley and remove the cock from her mouth. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

congrats on your 4-1 series lead, we're all set with the other thing called the standings. lets end this lucic/laraque misconception. looch is a pussy and scared of laraque? hes fought tougher. looch was ordered not to fight; whats the point of sending a goal scorer out to fight a goon when you have thornton for that who did pretty damn well in that bout. chara also took on laraque. this all brings me to this question, you all talk about the thuggery of the b's when what purpose did laraque serve? its called hockey

Steve said...

@anon basketball, fucking basketball, not that there is anything wrong with being a pansy, but men dont play fucking basketball or baseball.

What are you going to brag about next, Harvard has a better chess team than McGill

Habsfan10 said...

@ Anon: We can talk about whatever season you want. Wanna talk about your choke artists blowing a 3-0 lead to the Flyers last year? Wanna talk about Montreal winning 9 of the last 10 games we've played? Wanna talk about you sweeping a dysfunctional Montreal team out of the playoffs in 2009? (I see you're willing to talk history as long as it's recent enough or your team is on top - convenient. I guess 2008 doesn't count. Wait, how far back is okay? 2004? 2002?) You set the parameters whereever you want, chief. By nearly every measure possible, the Canadiens are a more successful, respected, and better run franchise than the Bruins, from what happens on the ice to the rinks they've called home to the folks who buy the tickets and watch the games. Feel free to dispute that if you like. You'll be wrong.

And competition from the Celts, Red Sox and Pats hasn't kept the Bruins from being great. It's been a combination of cheap ownership, an outdated and unsuccessful allegiance to goon hockey, an unwillingness to strive to be the best and a fanbase that sits back and takes it because they're only killing time until pitchers and catchers report that's to blame. Pardon us if the team we like happened to spend the majority of its history trying to work at being more than merely fucking competent enough to score some extra playoff revenue. It's not really our fault the Habs have treated your fucking goons like red-headed stepchildren for the better part of 80 years.

Steve said...

And the people in Boston talk funny and worshiped a Senator that killed a fucking girl, and the build a tunnel like a kid making sandcastles.

Anonymous said...

@10 I was with you all the way until the red head joke. Being one myself you lost me on that one. But all things considered the other anon is dead to rights on this one.

-Ginger Anon

Habsfan10 said...

@ Ginger Anon:

I'm a ginger myself. Less so now that the grey is creeping in but still. Represent.

Anonymous said...

You fucking anonymous fuckface, it only goes to show that a bruins fan is 'okay' with marc savard's concussion." ITS HOCKEY! " of all fan bases, bruins fans are expected to be more sensitive about this issue.

Anonymous said...

habsfan10...ya you guys are real classy, way to boo the national anthem and ya the b's got smoked by philly, but you guys took care of them right. and habsfan10 ya got me like i said you guys have a better history but you rely on the history. answer to your team being a punch of pussies first. "wahhh hes fighting spacek!" so get some players who can stand up for themselves unlike max and the rest of them

steve... wasnt bragging about anything just saying that the b's take a back seat to other sports teams in this area...unfortunately

Steve said...

Ginger man, its not an insult to gingers, its saying a bad person would treat gingers worse than blondes. As you know Anglo's have this Ginger racism based upon the fact the Scots and Irish are far superior.

Steve said...

@anon, you do realize this is a hockey blog. Now go away your lowering the IQ quotient.

Oh yeah and you elected Rommney and he is a Mormon and wants to make little children part of his harem.

Anonymous said...

@anon, there is a difference between fighting and hitting someone when they are on the deck. Not much of a fight when the other player isn't swinging back. If we went the route of getting "tough" players over players with more skill we would run the risk of being like the Bruins. And honestly I would rather lose the cup every year than be a goon squad with hooligan fans that obnoxiously troll other teams fan sights because they have little better to do. It sucked the American anthem was booed and that was embarrassing to say the least. Not much we can do about that other than apologize and try to sing it next time we are at games. That has nothing to do with the team. But once again you bring up the past only when it makes your argument sound better. Your team has no class, your head coach has a vendetta against a team that ousted him, and your fans are just as classless as any team in the league. Boston itself isn't known for its hospitality. Lets not throw stones my friend.

Ginger Anon (my new handle I guess)

Habsfan10 said...

@ anon:

Holy fuck you're stupid. Your direct quote:

"whats the point of sending a goal scorer out to fight a goon when you have thornton for that who did pretty damn well in that bout. chara also took on laraque. this all brings me to this question, you all talk about the thuggery of the b's when what purpose did laraque serve? its called hockey"

So it makes no sense for your sainted Gretzky-esque goal scorer Lucic to tangle with Laraque, but our 37 year old defenceman should answer the bell against your fucking goons at the end of a game? You tell us to get some players who can fight, and when Gainey did so, your big tough Lucic ran? Tell us to have guys who can fight and not be pussies, but whine when Ryan White plays? Make up your fucking mind you dolt. You don't get it both ways. I'll give you Lucic didn't have to fight Laraque if you acknowledge it was bush league for Julien to send out thugs at the end of a game against guys like Spacek and Pyatt - deal?

Fuck, you just acknowledged Thorton is a goon like Laraque - so to turn your question back one more time - "what purpose did laraque [Thornton] serve? its called hockey"

Fuck off. You're seriously getting dumber by the minute.

Anonymous said...

@steve...yes, yet you still reference all these non-hockey things about boston, I'm glad to see you are interested in everything going on down here. Unfortunately we are too busy down here to notice what the hell you french freaks are up to besides crying like the eurotrash you are.

Steve said...

Yeah well Matt Damon could not get his balls licked in Montreal if he tied a steak to his bag and a stray dog to both his legs.

Marky mark is a talentless fuck you fucking stupid inbred Boston trash find amusing.

Chester said...

Why is this Beaner here ?
He is as stupid as the goons he cheers for. Spring is coming and with it comes the anual ritual of sending that ragged ass team to the golf course. I love that smug feeling of satisfaction every time we eliminate them. It just feels right... ya baybee!

Steve said...

The only reason there are children in Boston is due to the fact over the years Canadians players have got fucking drunk on the only good thing in Boston Sam Addams, they can cover three heads at one time and fucking an average of 21 girls an hour it equals the number of children in Boston. The only time any guy from Boston ever got laid was the time they held that girl down on the pool table and raped her.

Anonymous said...

@Steve - might want to relax with all the jokes. starting to make us look a tad nuts.

Steve said...

@Anon - whats wrong with being nuts?

and I almost unleashed the

"your wifes a dyke" but thought better of it.

matt - ftc said...

Jack Todd's article today was a beauty...I am becoming a big fan of his.

Anonymous said...

@steve...thank you for letting us all know about your crush on matt damon, i stopped reading after you started talking about licking his balls

Anonymous said...

@chester...kind of like the last time these two clubs met in the playoffs when you sent the b's to the golf course...wait wasnt it the other way around?

Chester said...

No I'm talking abour virtually every other time.

iRiRi said...

Well said, 29.

Also enjoyed reading these:
By Mitch Melnick
By Sports Illustrated's Michael Farber

Watching tonight's game is going to be weird, to say the least.

Anonymous said...

@habsfan10..first thornton is not a goon like laraque. he is a fighter who can play. no one is saying he's a superstar. he's a solid 4th liner on a very solid 4th line. lucic doesnt fight just to fight, he fights when theres a reason (ask komisarek about that). thornton handles that which he did with laraque...as for spacek and pyatt, if their going to go with the cheap shit like hacking and chirping they should at least stand up for themselves, krecji took his. if the canadiens want to agitate then great good for them sometimes it works but they need to be able to stand up for themselves.

Steve said...

@anon sorry it went over your head, and you started projecting. Montreal has the most beautiful girls in the world, you could take the top ten girls ever to be spawned by Canadian Hockey players while having their way with any Boston girl they wanted, and they would live like Nuns in Montreal cause they would not find a man interested to touch them.

My point is if Matt Damon wanted a sexual experience in Montreal, he would have to find a Boston fan.

moeman said...

Nice to see blob mackenzie find his balls and some decency last night. Funny how PatCHes! literally saves him some of his lost credibility but weird for tsn to say it was blob who has 'personalized' the matter by reading PatCHes' heartfelt, professional and even more humane words. All kudos should be directed to the young man in the hospital. I'd still love to hear from Bob Gainey on this matter.

Anonymous said...

@steve...you like to talk about canadian hockey players and matt damon getting laid huh? keep trying it will happen for you someday, then youll have your own stories to talk about...as for us guys from boston, we did pretty well for ourselves when we used to take advantage of the 18+ drinking age up there

Caduceus said...

(crawls out from 10ft high snowbank)

@anon: look. we're passionate hockey fans and we fucking care about a player of ours who could have gotten killed. Him getting healthy is the only thing that's important right now. For us anyway. We're just really pissed that a) Chara will not be held accountable for reckless endangerment b) the NHL won't do anything about it just like they should have thrown the book at Matt Cooke for his hit on Savard, but didn't c) one of our players could have been killed!!! Call us pussies, eurotrash (stupid insult, by the way), whatever. I don't give a fuck. Your initial argument holds no water anyway. So, either make your arguments coherent or GTFO

[/feedingtroll]

Anonymous said...

@ anon 11.20... i assume you are talking savard and bergeron when you say b's fans should be more sensitive. savards hit was an elbow to the head, patrice was hit from behind illegally. we wanted cooke to be suspended and he wasnt, we wanted jones to get more than two or however many he got but he didnt. we lived with the decision and moved on. we didnt go batshit insane like habs fans, in which it was a legal play anyways.

Anonymous said...

@anon, Thornton can play and isn't like laraque? The most points he has scored in a season in the NHL up to this season is 11. This season he has 15 a record. Laraque has out scored him on a consistent basis and has scored more than 11 points 8 different times with three different teams. So maybe shut the fuck up? And shut the fuck up that Lucic was told not to fight, he wouldn't of done so anyways quit acting like you are privy to shit that is out of your scope.

HabsFan29 said...

BRAVO Caduceus. Just go away troll.

Anonymous said...

@caduceus...more than willing to have a sensible conversation on the incident, how does my initial argument hold no water? i assume you are referring to my post earlier this a.m.

Habsfan10 said...

@ Anon:

Yeah, that Tommy Pyatt and Jaro Spacek really are noted cheap shot artists and yappers. They make Avery and Steve Ott look like angels. Jesus, grasp at another straw you fucking halfwit. Pyatt has seven penalty minutes in 50 games this year. SEVEN. He's a real shit disturber that one. Clearly needed to be put in his place. Obviously deserved to be repeatedly hit with a fucking weapon. And Spacek? Clearly the right thing to do was to keep hitting him after he was lying on the ice. Truly honourable stuff from your asshole brigade.

See, we're not pleased with the fact those fights happened, but you totally fail to grasp why. Not only did the Bruins target guys who they had no business targetting, they acted like cheapshot artists and continued hitting guys who were down on the ice or used a weapon. Do you understand why that's bullshit, or are you that fucking dense? No one here would have cried if White lost to Boychuk on Tuesday in a fair fight - but defending that classless shit and ragging Montreal for it is galactically stupid and crass.

Honestly, you need to fucking quit embarrassing yourself. You're making shit up as you go along and it's getting more and more sad, and you can't tell the difference between regular hockey incidents and bullshit goon tactics. Of course I shouldn't expect much from a fan of the team that lionizes a fucking idiot who went into the crowd and beat a man with a shoe, but just save yourself the trouble and SHUT THE FUCK UP.

Steve said...

@Anon what you got drunk and picked up a priest, cause the only sex you know is what started when you turned 4 and your priest started diddling you, as well documented in that documentary about Boston the Departed.

the Maritimer said...

Wow, best pissing match I have seen (read) in a long time. Keep it up boys, great entertainment.

To the anonymous Beantowner: Yes, you have a tough team, but toughness hasn't won anything since '75. Goaltending does. You don't have it, despite fatman's overblown stats. Your team will FAIL AGAIN!

Mr. natural said...

Man everyone stop feeding that PHuck.

Debating a cementhead just makes you a cementhead debater, even if you win the debate.

Broons are dreaming, first round losers, they'll need the miracle of little Timmy to continue as they will not get it done up front.

GYMFHG!

PHuck the PHucktards.

Die Broons Die!

Caduceus said...

@anon yes, I am referring to your post earlier in the morning. I think it's pretty clear that this post that you're commenting to already addressed your statement that "If chara was truly trying to hurt max, he would have put him completely over the boards". As shown in Exhibit A (the photo) and argued over the course of the post by 29. I'm no expert, but, I'm pretty sure that ramming someone's skull into solid metal/glass hurts a lot more than doing a little alley-oop into a player's lap.

Anyway, I know that there are sensible fans out there like a Mr. Christopher Lusignan, a Bruins fan, who commented in another blog here. He's cool. If only we could be more empathetic and compassionate like him.

[/madness]

ezzeloharr said...

I have a modest proposal: can we turn off anonymous posting? Having multiple Anons is getting confusing.

Plus, it's much more fun to insult someone when you have a name to go with.

wv: messess

Steve said...

Mr Natural your right, wrestle with a skunk and your going to smell like skunk, trade trash talk with a semi literate punk obviously psychological scared from years of getting and giving child abuse and you look like Mark Twain.

Your mother wears army boots you fuck

Okay Im done, nothing left.

Anonymous said...

@habsfan10...Only a Montreal fan would call an elbow pad a weapon, my point is if the pests on that team dont stand up for themselves then someone else will get it. Look at max, he was real good with the slashing and gettin under peoples skin but he wouldnt back it up(not referring to the other night). its unfortunate that pyatt and spacek had to deal with it but thats for them to take up with their own guys or get off the ice. And just to be clear i feel the same way about marchand he plays the same style trying to get under peoples skin and cant back it up.
As for boychuk and white, white kicked his ass, no complaints from this b's fan. They fought, white won, case closed, thats the way it should be. no complaining like "well this guy doesnt fight, or hes old, or well he shouldve fought this guy"

Anonymous said...

@ezzelohar: we shouldn't get rid of anons cuz then I am affected and I don't like that. This is the only blogger I go to and I don't want to register just to post a quick insult or outlandish remark. I will however sign off from here on out so to kind of meet you half way.

Ginger Anon (the original, aka one and only)

Anonymous said...

@caduceus...the photo does not show him ramming his head into the post/tantion or whatever, he cut him off and sent him against the boards unfortunately max went partially over the boards. only one person knows if chara had the intent of him hitting that stantion but max has to be aware of A. a 6'9" 260 "gorilla" approaching to cut his lane off to the puck and B. an immovable object ahead of him that he is quickly approaching. Clearly chara is going to ensure max does not get to that puck, did max think he was not going to make contact with him?

ezzeloharr said...

Maybe I shouldn't feed trolls - and really, I should be doing my Japanese homework - but all these Bruins' fans complaining about slashing and chirping, how come I never see any of that when I watch the game?

Is there video evidence to support this? Or is it all hearsay and reputation?

kevincrumbs said...

If the NHL had just done its fucking job and at least given Chara a fucking weak-ass suspension (two or three games), then all this really would've died down by now.

Steve said...

@ezzeloharr

Honto, toky dokey, watashi wa nihongo hanishimashta.

Are you living in Japan?

Caduceus said...

@kevin Amen to that!

ti-cul said...

Can't wait for game day thread to start, so we can go on without those useless cocksucking pieces of shit anon no life fucks.

Max is going to be fine, and I wish him a prompt recovery, and Chara is still a fucking goon and I hope his conscience eats him alive.

Now, let's win so hockey games and GYMFHG

Chester said...

You know, this anon fucktard and his timing reminds me of that time Chuck The Fuck Heston showed up for his gun rally down the street from Colombine. You know just cause he gives more of a fuck about guns and killing people than he does about respect and honour and people with dead kids. So here we are seriously focused Hab fans sickened by the goon hit The Ape put on Max, and here he is chirping about how simply awesome everything is. It's just so atypical of a lowlife fucktard. Seize the moment to spit in somebodys face when they are vulnerable. Classic Beaner traits. At this point I have to agree with Steve that it's mother wears army boots. I'm done.

ezzeloharr said...

Hajimemashite, Steve-san. Boku wa McGill daigaku ni nihongo wo benkyoushimasu.

Boku wa Nihon ni sumitai desu, demo, Canada ni sundeimasu.

(Not sure how good any of that is...)

Mr. natural said...

......yes that's it keep starving the Troll and it will shrivel up and die.

Playoffs coming, nothing else matters, standings, STANDINGS WE DON'T NEED NO STINKING STANDINGS!!

Every year the standings mean shit don't just look at last year's Eastern conference final, finishing ahead of any given team means nothing in the playoffs.

Adjust and overcome.

PHuck the Trolls!

(Sticks pin in old Treasure Troll doll from the early 90's).

iRiRi said...

Bruins writer tweets: "I'm going to get hammered for tweeting this, but seems to me Max Pacioretty must be in pretty decent shape if he's granting interviews".

Crosby not only played in the next game, he even flew out to Mtl to play in that one. David Perron stayed in after Thornton's hit. Has anyone seen them on the ice since?

Such an ignorant and disrespectful thing to say.

Mr. natural said...

WOW!

Did ezzloharr just Bukkake Steve?

kevincrumbs said...

@iRiRi: I don't take offence to that The writer's just pandering to his audience and trying to get his five minutes of Twitter fame. Whatever the situation in life is, there'll always be some smart-ass with something "snarky" and "outrageous" to say in order to prove he/she are so different from the mainstream way of thinking.

If you want to see idiots talking, Puck Daddy's comments section is a good starting point.

Last but not least, I for one would like to see the Bruins win the President's Trophy and then get knocked out of the playoffs in the first round.

Habsfan10 said...

Holy fuck, it's like having a discussion with a brick.

"Only a Montreal fan would consider an elbow pad a weapon"? Former Bruin coach Don Cherry is on record as saying that today's equipment is too hard and is used as a weapon too often. I have news for you, you fucking moron, ANYTHING can be used as a weapon if it's used to intentionally inflict damage on another human being. Campbell kept hitting Pyatt when his rock hard elbow pad was over his hand. That's using it as a weapon, same as if he had used his stick or put on the foil. Are you so fucking unbelievably dumb, or such an absolute unyielding asshole that you can't comprehend simple fucking human decency? That's sad. All Campbell had to do is what hundreds of players have done hundreds of times - shake the pad off his hand. He didn't.

And now you blame nameless, faceless "other Habs who yap" for getting Spacek and Pyatt into fights? That slippery slope argument is the same one that leads to incidents where innocent people at a bar get shot or random women get beaten because some psychotic got dissed or turned down one too many times. Your argument basically boils down to "they shouldn't have been there so boo-hoo?" Good Lord, I pray you don't have kids. They'll either grow up even more twisted and moronic than you, or you'll disown them for getting knifed as an innocent bystander in a McDonalds. "Shouldn't have been there. Should know how to protect yourself." Bullshit. No player or person should need to be ready to throw down with some sort of fucking animal because somebody else might have chirped.

I'm honestly fascinated by your idiocy. You're like some sort of logic car crash.

ezzeloharr said...

Ick, no Mr. Natural. They haven't taught us that in Level 1 Japanese.

I hear say they cover it in Level 2 though.

Mr. natural said...

@ezzeloharr: K, I'll enroll

@ Steve, You in?

Caduceus said...

Does anyone know if there is an Appeals process for dumbass hockey operations decisions?

@FHF if you feel so inclined to change things up over here some more, try using this site's Captcha system instead of Word Verification: http://random.irb.hr/signup.php

Flying Toaster said...

Anon, you sound like those fucking Westboro Baptist Church nutcases. Seriously, you have ZERO respect for the game and even less respect for the players. You want to see violence then go watch an MMA event. Leave us real hockey fans alone. The only two fucking teams to have had this style of play throughout NHL history are the Bruins and the Flyers. about 100 years of history has ONE of the original six play "tough" and out of today's 30 teams, only 2 play that way. So stop fucking preaching that is "real hockey" like it's fuckin gospel and let us grieve in peace would you? You want to argue come back at a later date, this is NOT the time to piss us off when we're worried about one of our players you fucking douche!

Anonymous said...

No wonder the people of Montreal are labeled as whiners and crybabies, a criminal investigation? Have the police nothing better to do with their time? I also wonder why no one stepped up after the "hit", unless you call what gomez did sticking up. If this is a player in any other city there would not be nearly as much crying and bitching .

ezzeloharr said...

@Caduceus: I died. That made the engineer me my jump for joy.

Anon believable said...

looks like Chara's lies are bringing the truth out now - the rest of the players in the league will notice

I echo Moey's comment from yesterday "Winning is the best revenge" - let's hope they start tonight

iRiRi said...

@kevincrumbs - I don't think I'd have the stomach to go read the PD comments section.

Steve said...

@Ezzelorharr - Your past me now (benkyo forgot the study), I took a three week course in Kanazawa in 1992, have not said a word since 2002. I think you said you will be living in Japan in the future?

Love Japan, way fucking better than BOSTON.

Steve said...

@Mr Natural, only if it is with my to 6 pick of Charlie's girls.

What is this the Habs blog for Japanolics as well?

Hoiles said...

Hey anon, who labels Montrealers as whiners? The Bruin fan who can't find Montreal on a map, or the Bruin fan who actually goes to Montreal but ends up throwing up on the street because they can't handle a bottle of Canadian beer?

Steve said...

@Flying toaster, dont forget about Teddy Green, and as 10 points out fucking Eddie Shore, fuck Boston, fucking stupid since 1776, just think if you had not been such assholes you might have a real country like Canada, were people care about each other, and we play hockey with fire and Ice, not stones and clubs. We have elan, you have fucking cementheads.

ezzeloharr said...

@Steve: I hope to live in Japan one day... Doesn't make any sense (they don't even do that much hockey there), but I really want to live there.

wv: color. ugh.

soperman said...

The worst part of Murphy's "rationale" was that "Chara did not leave his feet". What the fuck?

Anonymous said...

steve, your posts are just horrible. are you really going with the old "my country is better than yours!"...your talking about the usa and canada i think their both doing pretty well for themselves if you take a look at some other countries. Canada and the us are basically the same its not like some huge culture shock when you cross the border going north or south.

Anonymous said...

As for the sane posters (anyone but steve and chester), time to head home, i had fun today pissing you guys off.best of luck to max and thank you for entertaining me today, i promise i wont be back

Hadulf said...

Good riddance and about fucking time.

Steve said...

@anon touche

Flying Toaster said...

Really? You fucking crashed this blog for your own personal entertainment? That's like crashing a fucking funeral to insult the people grieving the dead and before leaving saying "Been fun salting your wounds, PEACE!"

You have no soul, don't fucking do this again. One of our players got injured and you find nothing else better to do with your fucking time than to jerk off to some tears? You sick fuck.

Steve said...

Anon was right out of Fight Club, it was fucking Tyler Durden.

Anonymous said...

hahahahaha flying toaster! u compare it to a funeral he got a concussion and very minor fracture...grow a set your embarassing yourself and all of your pansie friends

Chester said...

You know there is a cultural shock when you go to the Excited States. Where everybody is armed, where racism lives and the home of the uneducated. It's Beaners like that anon fucktard that typifies the basic differences. Habs fans are classy, good looking and fun to be with. We always put the seat down and all our women are hot and have big tits. Our dicks are bigger and so is our country. So piss off anon and don't come back you ugly, stupid little dicked Beaner.

Hoiles said...

As I said, Americans *or at least those from Boston) usually can't drink more than 2 bottles of Canadian beer before they start puking. Who's the pansy now?

Anonymous said...

It's funny that people don't see the idiocy of arguing 1) that Chara couldn't have had time know where he was to intentionally put Max's head into the stanchion and, at the same time 2) that Max needs to know where is is at all times so he doesn't get hurt. Really? As Aristotle said, a thing can't be white and black at the same time. So, unless your point is that nothing you say makes any sense, don't bother arguing at all.

It's a shame that the courts and politicians have to get involved now, but the NHL and the similarly-minded neanderthals who support Chara's recklessness have brought it on themselves.

ezzeloharr said...

Hello anon,

I certainly don't wish for you to ever get a concussion. I wouldn't wish it on any of your children, should you ever have any. But I do hope that one day, you should meet someone who has one. Who can't bear the sound of any remotely loud noise. Who cannot cope with the smallest amount of light. Someone for whom getting out of bed is a chore, because their brain has been injured in a way no person should ever have to suffer.

Maybe then, you'd understand how serious a concussion is.

Anonymous said...

Is it possible for a whole province to get brain damage from one hit? Keep bitching no one can hear you....as for max patches:like andy dufresne said "id like to think the last thing that went through (off) his head, besides the bullet(stantion) was 'the gorillas finally gonna get me for being a dirty bitch'"

Anonymous said...

Don't reply to the other anonymous's posts. You'll just encourage him. That happens when you're dealing with someone at a toddler's intellectual level.

Anonymous said...

@Ezelloharr...don't lace em up if you can't handle the repurcussions & yes I've had multiple concussions, none to this extent but you step up and deal w/ it, consequences of playing the game

I love how your all crying and want charas head on a platter (that might be too violent for you guys), but were you all calling for pacioretty to be suspended when he cheapshotted eaton? Were you weeping for eaton?

This was almost as good as mclaren on zednik.

Anonymous said...

I've been following this blog for quite a while and was always happy to just be an outside observer. But this whole matter has gotten me really upset. I'm not actually from Montreal (but I'm a Habs fan because a)My father and b)I have fucking taste) so maybe I'm off in my assessment, but fans seem to be angry for a couple of reasons.

Firstly, they're angry at Chara. Whether he intended to hit Max, whether he should receive some kind of punishment isn't going to change that anger. They'll boo his ass every time he touches the puck in Montreal any time the two teams meet up again (possibly even for the rest of his career). That anger would still be there even if Chara had recieved ANY punishment or seemingly any reprimand.

Which brings me to what I see as the second issue: the league's response. Something terrible has happened. A guy is in the hospital right now, his hockey career in jeopardy and possibly even his life changed forever, and the league fell short. BIG TIME. Their response of "Thems the breaks. What are ya gonna do?" (and I'm paraphrasing here) is completely unbelievable. To not even make some token effort at addressing the issue is ridiculous. Say your going to look into it further. Consider addressing the larger issue at hand. Make some kind of donation to a rehabilitation program as a means to acknowledge the severity of the matter. Do anything, NHL! To simply say that it was only a "hockey play" gone wrong is an insult to any fan who likes seeing good hockey action, but would like to avoid seeing anyone actually die on the ice.

Now I'm not actually too worried about Chara. He'll get his somehow. I'm NOT advocating a player taking revenge on the ice or a Montrealer tracking him down with a baseball bat. But in order to fully digest the situation I have to believe that he'll be affected by this somehow. If reports are true that he's not a bad guy, I would hope that he'd at least be beating himself up over the hit. And with remarks like "I didn't know it was him that I hit," he's not endearing himself in the court of public opinion anyway. (Side rant: I can hardly believe he didn't know that it was Max he hit, but not even knowing that he was out on the ice?? Christ Almighty, I find that hard to fucking believe. Either he's a complete idiot or a fucking liar. Either way he shouldn't be out on playing either right now)

But the league's response, or lack thereof, is the most troubling matter of all.

Thanks for giving me an avenue to vent, FHF!

Ginger anonymous from out west

Anonymous said...

shoulder pads will not be required for tonights canadiens/blues game-the remainder of all canadiens contests will be shinny games...no checking or being mean

HabsFan29 said...

good to see you again anonymous, assuming youre the same one. like a care

Chad Bruins Fan said...

PatCHes one thing to you you are a joke you playing style suck dick and so dont you..You sit there and cry and complain about what?Your own stupidity because thats exactly what it is you knew the dangers of playing in the NHL before you even got there so my advise to you is shut the fuck up and take it like the so-called man you claim to be!!!!!And if you dont ever make it back to the sport well then noone will shed a tear believe that because there are so many other better players than you i.e Chara so put your feet up in front of your t.v and watch what you'll never be able to do again..I watched that game you got injured in and it was def a routine play that is why Chara got no fine nor a suspension so to PatCHes and all the Habs and Habs fans STOP CRYING LIKE THE LITTLE PUSSIES YOU ALL ARE AND GET THE FUCK OVER IT!!!!!!!I SWEAR IT MUST BE A CANDIAN THING TO CRY LIKE LIL BITCHES!!!!!And yes this coming from an American whos watched this game for years and years not to mention hockey wouldnt be what it is today w/o us Americans...The only good thing to ever come out of Canada is hockey!!!

HabsFan29 said...

nice to see you Chad. I respectfully disagree.