Up until that last second hit, that was a great 2nd period by the Habs. No question Chara ran him into the glass and that it was a late hit. The puck was long gone. It WILL be interesting to see if Chara gets an additional suspension. Somehow I doubt it.
It did look to me that Patches was conscious, and I did see him move his hands at least as they were carrying him off the ice. However, he looked unconscious immediately after the hit. It looks like he was knocked cold.
I expect he will be out for awhile with a concussion.
At worse lets hope it is a concussion only, and not a severe one.
I have to laugh at the Bruins, they moan and whine over Savard and Bergeron getting concussed and this ofe and the rest of them in Campbell, Thornton, Lucic, Boychuk, McQuaid and others are always playing on and over the line.
NHL better man up, this league is getting disgusting.
to be honest, i'm no fan of executing revenge on the opposite team on players that had no relation to that hit, I just gets what he deserves.. cuz that was just viscous and has no place in hockey... especially when its the end of the period and he didn't even have the puck..
Thats it, Chara banished until NEXT year. The rest of this season and ALL the playoffs. And thats if Patches lives. If Patches dies? Chara to jail for manslaughter, not murder unless of course if it comes out that CJ ordered a bit hit then is sure is premeditated and thats MURDER.
If I was running the Habs I would call up a guy like Henry and Bonneau next time we play(march 24) and I would tell them to run at Chara every shift and if by the third he isn't hurt then I would tell 1 of them to two hand him like a baseball swing right in the face. eye for an eye
Agreed...I would have swung my stick right at his head!