Found November 28, 2011 on
There will be outrage in Montreal. Or should I say more outrage. After all, self-righteous indignation seems to have become the Province of Quebec's primary export these days. But Canadiens fans don't have much of an argument against the three-game suspension handed down to Habs forward Max Pacioretty on Monday night for his illegal hit to the head on Pittsburgh's Kris Letang Saturday night. Yes, it's that same Max Pacioretty. The guy Bruins captain Zdeno Chara drove into a stanchion at the Bell Centre last March, ending Pactioretty's season with a broken vertebra and concussion. He's also the same Max...
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Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty has been suspended three games by the NHL for a hit to the head of Pittsburgh defenseman Kris Letang.
The league made the announcement Monday night, hours after Pacioretty had a hearing over the phone with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan.
Pacioretty struck Letang in the head with his shoulder with 3:14 left in the third period of Montreal...
No penalty on the play. Pacioretty was the guy who Chara eliminated into the turnbuckle last year.
RDS has confirmed that Max Pacioretty received a three-game suspension for his blindside hit on Pittsburgh's Kris Letang.
Here's video of the hit if you haven't seen it.
So what do you think of the hit? The suspension?
Too much? Not enough or just right?
Kamal is a freelance writer, Senior Writer/Editor-in-Chief of HabsAddict.com and Montreal Canadiens...
Max Pacioretty delivered a huge open ice hit on Kris Letang last night. There was no penalty on the play, as Letang left the game and the ice with blood all over it. Eventually, he returned and got the last laugh as he scored a controversial goal in overtime to give the Penguins a 4-3 win. Pacioretty will have a hearing from the NHL Monday."Obviously, my nose (was) broken,...
WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Considering Max Pacioretty's history with the Bruins, it wasn't a surprise that the Canadiens forward's three-game suspension for a head shot was the subject of many questions in the Boston locker room after Tuesday's practice at Ristuccia Arena. But the Bruins didn't see any relationship between Zdeno Chara's controversial hit on Pacioretty...
I’d be surprised if we see a suspension come out of last night’s Max Pacioretty open ice hit on Kris Letang.
The following variables come to mind:
1. Letang was weaving through the Montreal Canadiens offence until he got rocked by Pacioretty. He simply was leaving himself vulnerable to getting hit pretty hard.
2. Letang wasn’t necessarily reacting to Pacioretty...
All may be forgiven between the players, but the NHL wants to hear from Montreal Canadiens winger Max Pacioretty...
Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty was suspended for three games without pay by the National Hockey League on Monday.
NEW YORK -- Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty has been suspended, without pay, for three games for de...
Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty has been suspended three games by the NHL for a hit to the head of Pittsburgh defenseman Kris Letang. The league made the announcement Monday night, hours after Pacioretty had a hearing over the phone with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan. Pacioretty struck Letang in the head with his shoulder with 3:14 left in the third period of Montreal's 4-3...
Brendan Shanahan explains the suspension….
Montreal forward Max Pacioretty has been given a three-game suspension for a hit to the head of Penguins defenseman Kris Letang late in the third period of the Penguins' 4-3 overtime victory at the Bell Centre Saturday night.
The NHL has suspended Montreal winger Max Pacioretty three games for his blindside hit on Penguins defenseman Kris Letang.
The blind-side blow to the face defenseman Kris Letang absorbed Saturday from Montreal's Max Pacioretty broke his nose and compelled him to spend a lot of time with medical personnel the past few days. Even so, Letang doesn't seem to be carrying a grudge and said he believes the three-game suspension Pacioretty received Monday is reasonable punishment.