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Just Checking, Where’s Chara?

from Mike Harrington Of Sabres Edge at the Buffalo News,

The Montreal Canadiens are chafed that Sabres center Paul Gaustad allegedly said, “Where’s Chara?” in the direction of Max Pacioretty following Patrick Kaleta’s empty-net goal late in the third period of Tuesday’s 3-1 Buffalo victory. The quip, of course, is in reference to the ghoulish hit Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara put on Pacioretty last season that resulted in a broken neck.

“He’s got a big mouth and he likes to run it,” Habs goalie Carey Price said of Gaustad. “What can you do? Can’t worry about what he’s got to say. He doesn’t do much out there.”


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Primis's avatar

That’s funny, I was on the understanding that Gaustad was a giant PITA, but was quiet.

Sounds more like the shame of allowing Kaleta to score a goal of any type.

Posted by Primis on 02/01/12 at 01:28 PM ET

Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

I don’t see what the big deal is. This is just like asking another player “How’s your wife and my kids.” This stuff happens in every single game, even in the rec league I play in. A lot of people need thicker skin.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 02/01/12 at 02:09 PM ET

SYF's avatar

FFS, it’s trash talking and some egos went all boo boo.  Shut up and play.

Posted by SYF from Twerkin' with Anastasia Ashley on 02/01/12 at 03:52 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

I’m just hoping that the next time the Habs play the Bruins, Chara looks over at their bench and chirps “Where’s Gaustad?”

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 02/01/12 at 04:01 PM ET

tuxedoTshirt's avatar

And our suspicions about Gaustad’s creativity are confirmed.
Pacioretty makes Pat Kane look mature.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 02/01/12 at 04:41 PM ET

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