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684 days later...the Pacioretty-Chara incident revisited

View Poll Results: Was Chara's hit accidental or intentional
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01-19-2013, 11:50 PM
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684 days later...the Pacioretty-Chara incident revisited

Everyone had time to cool off (hopefully) so I was just wondering if peoples opinions may have changed or not...was the hit intentional or accidental?

I thought I'd clear this up because the first few comments are picking both answers so here it is:
He wanted to hit him and he accidentally injured him by driving him into the stanchion
He wanted to hit him and intentionally injured him by driving him into the stanchion


Incident:


Random fact: Chara and Pacioretty did have issues in prior games leading up to the one where Pacioretty got injured



Threads discussing it in case anyone is interested
PART I
PART II
PART III
PART IV
PART V
PART VI
PART VII
PART VIII
PART IX

Random players, owners, etc.
Thornton: league favours bruins
Habs owner calls out Boston and the league and addresses fans
Air Canada threatens
Liberal leader gets involved
Police gets involved (LOL)

Halo reenacts the hit:




Sorry if I'm reopening any old wounds or arguments between the habs fanbase and the bruins one, I don't mean to...very deep down we all like each other


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I think he intentionally hit him into the stanchion, but I don't think he expected or wanted the result to be that severe.

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Every hit is intentional. I know that's not what you mean but you should be more specific.

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This thread will end well.

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Chose "accidental" because the options are stupid. No, Chara did not intentionally destroy Pacioretty, but he did intentionally drive him into the stanchion.

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Chara's hit was intentional in the sense that it was after the puck was gone and Chara still carried through with the hit.

It was accidental in the sense that Chara wasn't trying to hurt him that badly.

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I felt then, as I feel now, that there was intent to injure. You don't do what Chara did and expect a different outcome unless you are as dumb as dirt.

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Intentional

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I can't see how it was not intentional? He clearly drove Pacioretty to the stanchion. The result was regrettable but these things happen.

I have no grudge for Chara but it does seem a bit too hard what he did.

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Chose "accidental" because the options are stupid. No, Chara did not intentionally destroy Pacioretty, but he did intentionally drive him into the stanchion.
Fixed the question in the OP so you can understand better

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I personally felt the hit was reckless and that Chara should have sat for a game or two - he's enough of a vet to know where the stanchion is

That said, I don't think he intended to hurt Paccioretty one but, just cowboy him up and keep him from escaping. Happened too quick

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I think it was intentional, and i think he wanted to hurt him, i just think he didn't expect him to get so severely injured.

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I think it was intentional and Chara really wanted to hit him hard but I don't think he wanted that result. The puck was passed Chara for a while and he clearly didn't care and knew what he wanted to do

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Intentional.

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Poll is kinda pointless. Of course the hit was intentional, that's never been in question.

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I don't think Chara intentionally tried to injure him. He obviously meant to hit him, but not like that

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Random fact: Chara and Pacioretty did have issues in prior games leading up to the one where Pacioretty got injured
Thanks for that completely random fact.

I dunno, it was clear interference, and the hit was absolutely intentional, but whether he wanted to ride him into the stanchion or not is still up in the air for me. I'd speculate no, but have no problems with someone thinking he did. If he did do it on purpose, I don't think there was any intent to injure. It would have had to be a split-second decision, and I don't think there was enough time there for him to think it out much. People like to think of Chara as some behemoth that plays dirty, but he really doesn't have many other questionable hits.

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Accidental.

Seriously this is so stupid, the hit wasn't even dirty besides being maybe a second late. Chara certainly didn't try to injure him.

I mean just look at Chara ever since that hit, he hasn't been the same player, hes been timid on the ice almost afraid to really hit someone because of what he did to Patches, he doesn't want that to happen again.


My guess is 95% of people will say intentional are Habs fans who still haven't gotten over it.

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The hit was intentional, not many people hit someone on the opposing team by accident.

He definitely didn't want to hurt him that bad. That's ridiculous. Of course the two had issues in prior games, so he wanted to land a big hit, because that's what he does. But he didn't break his neck on purpose.

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I think he intentionally hit him into the stanchion, but I don't think he expected or wanted the result to be that severe.
I feel this way as well.

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I think he intentionally hit him into the stanchion, but I don't think he expected or wanted the result to be that severe.
I tend to agree with this. Chara was in position to hit him sooner (which would've made the hit both not late and not into the stanchion), but didn't. I certainly don't think he intended to injure Patches that badly, though.

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Hit was intentional, but there was no intent to injure. There is no way he actually targeted the stanchion when hitting Pac.

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Chara didn't intend to injure Paccioretty, so I voted accidental. It was a strong hockey play by the biggest man in the NHL.

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Every hit is intentional. I know that's not what you mean but you should be more specific.
exactly, the OP has clarified his intentions in the opening post but too many people are drawing an intention after the fact.

Chara isn't a dirty player and if "everyone knew about the danger" why didn't officials act upon changing it?

It was clearly a hockey play and even the penalty was result driven guys get ridden out and "interfered with like that 20 plus times a game.

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I think he intentionally wanted to hit him into the stanchion. You can see him hitting Patches and then using his glove to steer his head into the stanchion.

Did he want to severely injure him? Doubt it. You never know, but I don't see Chara like that.

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