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Offline RyPrax

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Most vicious hockey hit I've ever seen
« on: 9 March 2011, 03:03:05 PM »


And my take on it (from the perspective that I'm a fan of the team):

Big Bad Bruins Strike Again: Habs Pacioretty Leaves Game on Stretcher | The Checking Line

As non hockey fans, I would like to hear your thoughts on this.


Think I'll have a wank over these tomorrow.

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Re: Most vicious hockey hit I've ever seen
« Reply #1 on: 9 March 2011, 03:44:11 PM »
Not sure if it was the hit itself that was vicious, but the impact with the glass reminded me a lot of the luger that was killed at the olympics last year.  The guy never saw it coming and its almost like Chara just happen to hit him in the wrong place at the wrong time.  It looked like Chara was trying to drive him into the bench, but he got to him a split second too late and they missed the bench and hit the glass.

I know that there have been some complaints recently with Crosby being out for months and this Gillies guy from the Islanders being suspended 19 out of the last 20 games,  but this one just seems to be a freak accident unless Chara intentionally knew he was driving this guys face into the side of the glass.  What I'm trying to say is that the glass part was an accident, but the preceding hit wasn't. 

I never understood the excessive violence that is permitted in hockey, but not in any other sport.  Sure the NFL has body on body contact, but guys get ejected if they make any type of a punching motion.  Baseball has pitchers that are head hunters, but they usually just send a warning sign with a pitch into the meaty part of the body.  Basketball had its own problems after the Ron Artest melee and just this year started handing out technical fouls to anyone who even complains to the refs.  Hockey seems to police itself the worst among the 4 sports as even suspensions don't end most disputes.

Now I don't watch any hockey other than a few playoff games and the highlights on Sportscenter so I don't know if there was any bad blood from previous games, but even with that in mind I don't think the ultimate result was Chara's intent.

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Re: Most vicious hockey hit I've ever seen
« Reply #2 on: 9 March 2011, 04:38:44 PM »
Two games prior to this one between the two teams, Pacioretty scored the OT winner and lightly shoved Chara out of his way to celebrate. Chara started a huge scrum like the crybaby he is. A month later, the two teams played and there were 14 goals and 187 penalty minutes handed out. At the end of the game there couldn't have been more than 6 or 7 players left combined on the benched.

Last night, the Habs were winning 4-0 and it was about the time for the Bruins to make a statement. Chara has a history of violence, he has a history with Pacioretty and he was clearly out to get him. Maybe not to the point where he specifically meant to push his face into the turnbuckle but I believe he truly intended to hurt him.

You can't look at this picture and tell me there was no intent:



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Re: Most vicious hockey hit I've ever seen
« Reply #3 on: 9 March 2011, 06:43:20 PM »
Typical everyday hit.... VERY bad luck on the positioning.  I'm a sort of hockey fan though.  I have been a fan of the Penguins since I first played Stanley Cup on the SNES when I was a kid and have stuck with them since.  I watch them whenever they're on TV... but since I live in the US that means I watch them twice a year since hockey is a ball and bigger net away from being called soccer and no sports network not dedicated to them would be crazy enough to waste 3 hours of airtime on a program nobody is going to watch.