Anyone else still depressed about Boston winning?
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07-02-2011, 04:02 PM
Join Date: Jun 2009
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Maybe I'm naive, but I think you're trying to disagree politely, which is cool. I'll also give you props for sticking your neck into a thread where it's likely to be chopped off.
Anyway, my point is that no player - Savard or Pacioretty - should have to suffer serious injury. Savard is/was a top forward; it would be a real shame if his career really is done. Let's hope Max's luck is better. What disappointed me about Boston fans was, first, how many of them denied the seriousness of Pacioretty's injuries. I just couldn't believe the staggering ignorance that came out of people's mouths! Second, when Horton got hurt, it amazed me that so few Boston fans woke up and realized, "Uh... okay... maybe that Chara hit deserved a game or two suspension after all". I mean, how much more of a perspective lesson do you need? I would've had respect for Boston fans had they acknowledged the need to punish ALL bad hits - not just the ones against the Bruins.
As to the nonsense about calling the cops, those extremists are as bad as the Boston extremists who claimed Max was faking or embellishing. Idiots are idiots, regardless of what team they root for.
I like a good sports discussion and figured that if I countered the assertions of 'the bruins were goons' and were 'lucky' with the fact that
the B's were the best defensive team in the east and had the best +/-
that while there'd be a spirited debate about who knows what that at least people would come away from the discussion with some respect for the team that chiarelli and julien put together and coached. As for the issue of head shots, Bergeron, Savard, and Krejci all had concussions before Horton- it's a league-wide problem, one that Bettman should have addressed long ago when Bobby Clarke was sadistically handling Eric Lindros. The sad reality is that Bettman is just the front man for owners who prefer a bloodsport that gets fans riled up, increases ratings and revenues. As for the Chara incident specifically, I'll weigh in on that. I don't think Chara meant to injure Pacioretty but I think he was frustrated with what I'd call the passive-aggressive chippy way the Canadiens had been playing and lost his temper. Chara's played long enough in the league so that his body of work stands for itself- he's not a dirty player. But I think there was some intentionality there. Was it premeditated like Brian Burke putting the hit on Steve Moore. No. No way. But it shouldn't have happened. Anyhow, the league will get its wish and the bloodsport that is the nhl will get even rougher next year. With better ratings. But those $8 beers will taste a little better looking up at that new banner in the rafters
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