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Video- Max Pacioretty On Leaving The Montreal Canadiens

via Sportsnet,

Max Pacioretty sat down with Christine Simpson to outline what exactly went down with regards to his departure from the Montreal Canadiens.

 

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Views On The Max Pacioretty Trade

from Jack Todd at the Montreal Gazette,

Max Pacioretty is a sweet and gentle soul. Too sweet and gentle, you might think, for the helter-skelter mayhem of the National Hockey League, with its sharp elbows, sharper skate blades and still sharper critics ready to pounce on every move.

Yet gentle Max has prospered in the world of gap-toothed warriors, and rose to become both a feared sniper and captain of the once mighty Montreal Canadiens. Not bad for a college boy from Connecticut.

Much has been written — and much more will be written — about how Pacioretty’s relationship with his club declined from that moment three years ago when GM Marc Bergevin and former head coach Michel Therrien showed up at Pacioretty’s door bearing a jersey with the captain’s “C”.

Pacioretty was the organization’s fair-haired boy back then, the one chosen as captain over the self-regarding P.K. Subban, the one chosen to lead the bleu-blanc-rouge into what was supposed to be a beautiful future.

Instead, that future had turned ugly as a baboon’s behind.

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from Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star,

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A Four-Year Extension For Max Pacioretty With The Vegas Golden Knights

VEGAS (September 10, 2018) - Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced today, September 10, that the team has signed forward Max Pacioretty to a four-year contract extension through the 2022-23 season worth an average annual value of $7 million.

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Montreal Trades Max Pacioretty To Vegas For Tomas Tatar, Nick Suzuki & A 2nd Round Pick

via a press release from the Montreal Canadiens,

CANADIENS ACQUIRE FORWARDS TOMAS TATAR AND NICK SUZUKI, AND A SECOND ROUND PICK IN 2019 FROM THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS, IN RETURN FOR MAX PACIORETTY

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Video- Max Pacioretty Today

via the YouTube page of Sportsnet,

Max Pacioretty discusses his current contract situation and whether or not he believes he will be a member of the Montreal Canadiens at the end of the 2018 season.

 

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The Ongoing Saga Of Max Pacioretty And The Canadiens

from Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette,

Tony Marinaro of TSN 690 Radio described the relationship perfectly when he said it’s like a divorce where one person is still in love and wants to stay married and the other has lost that loving feeling and only wants to move on. Pacioretty loves everything about playing in Montreal — where he lives year-round with his family — but Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin wants a divorce.

It’s getting very ugly.

Bergevin worked out a trade at the NHL Entry Draft in June that would have sent Pacioretty, 29, to Los Angeles, but it fell apart when he refused to sign a long-term contract extension with the Kings. A source close to Pacioretty confirmed Wednesday that he will not negotiate a contract extension with the Canadiens or any other team after the NHL season begins on Oct. 3 and he can become an unrestricted free agent next summer. Bergevin, who has not made a contract offer to his captain, has painted himself into a corner and an upset Pacioretty has no reason to make the GM’s job any easier.

Bergevin stuck a knife in his captain’s back at the end of last season when he said attitude was the team’s biggest problem. Somehow, I thought P.K. Subban was supposed to have been the problem … or maybe it was Michel Therrien? The former defenceman and coach are gone, but there is still a problem and Pacioretty seems to have become the latest scapegoat.

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Afternoon Line- Allan Walsh, Agent For Max Pacioretty

 

added 12:54pm, Walsh again...

Obvious these “sources” are coming from the club.  Max will always take the high road and repeats again, he is ready to sign an extension with Montreal TODAY.  It was Montreal that traded Max to LA at the draft and it was a DONE DEAL subject to Max signing an extension with LA.

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Max Pacioretty Is Still With The Montreal Canadiens

from Brendan Kelly of the Montreal Gazette,

It appears the marriage between Pacioretty and the Canadiens is over. There’s bad blood here, something that was underlined on the draft weekend when Pacioretty fired his agent Pat Brisson and signed with Allan Walsh.

Many have suggested that Pacioretty ditched Brisson because he felt the Los Angeles-based agent was too close to Bergevin and wasn’t properly representing Pacioretty’s interests. Brisson and Bergevin played minor-league hockey together as teenagers in Montreal and it’s interesting to note that Brisson reps a slew of players connected to the Canadiens, including Andrew Shaw, Mike Reilly, Nikita Sherbak, new Hab Max Domi and the fellow Bergevin traded to Arizona for Domi, Alex Galchenyuk.

The problem for Bergevin is he’s been trying to trade Pacioretty for months and so far it hasn’t worked. So the other 30 general managers know Bergevin is desperate because it’s almost unimaginable that the Habs captain will start the year with Montreal. The other GMs can offer less than market value for him, knowing full well that Bergevin doesn’t have much room to manoeuvre.

What I’m hearing from very reliable sources is that Canadiens management has been unhappy with Pacioretty for a while.

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Audio/Video- Doug MacLean On The Montreal Canadiens/Max Pacioretty Situation

via Sportsnet,

NHL insider Doug MacLean questions the Montreal Canadiens' strategy with Max Pacioretty, putting out a statement saying they're not offering him a contract, and basically alienating their current captain.

 

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Report- Montreal Canadiens Plan To Trade Max Pacioretty

from Marc Antoine Godin of The Athletic,

The​ possibility of the​ Canadiens reversing course​ and​ signing​ Max Pacioretty​ to​ a contract​ extension​ appears​ to​ no​​ longer exist.

According to what an NHL source told The Athletic, general manager Marc Bergevin has told his captain there will be no contract negotiation and that his intention is to trade Pacioretty as soon as possible.

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Do The Right Thing Montreal And Sign Max Pacioretty

from Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette,

At a time when free agents avoid Montreal as if it were ground zero for the plague — hello, John Tavares and bonjour, Paul Stastny — why would the Canadiens think about trading a player who wants to play here, one who has embraced the city and the pressure that accompanies playing hockey here?

Why would the Canadiens think about trading a player who has invested his time and money in making this city a better place to live through his involvement with the city’s hospitals and other charities?

These are all questions raised two years ago when the Canadiens traded P.K. Subban to the Nashville Predators for Shea Weber.

Those same questions resonate today as Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty is left dangling over his future in Montreal.

Pacioretty has one season remaining on a cap-friendly contract that will pay him US$5 million. It’s a handsome payday but in the rarefied world of pro sports, Pacioretty is underpaid and has been for most of the six-year deal. This has been a sore point for the player who fired Alex Schall, the agent who negotiated the deal.

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Trade Talk Surrounding Max Pacioretty

from Frank Seravalli of TSN,

Could Pacioretty be part of a package to bring back the elusive centre the Canadiens have coveted since Saku Koivu?

One rumoured landing spot is the Los Angeles Kings. GM Rob Blake has talked repeatedly about the need to add scoring punch and Pacioretty has averaged 35 goals per year in his five full seasons prior to this past one.

There has also been speculation in recent days that the Buffalo Sabres could be a potential match. They have the premier centre on the market in Ryan O’Reilly, who is two spots ahead of Pacioretty on the Trade Bait board, a better player and better fit than pending free agent Paul Stastny.

The Habs would be thrilled to pay $7.5 million signing bonus due to O’Reilly on July 1 if it meant they could land the white whale GM Marc Bergevin has been hunting his entire tenure in Montréal.

What would it take?

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Videos- Saturday Headlines And Coach’s Corner

both videos via Sportsnet,

Topics discussed by the Saturday Headlines crew include the asking price for Max Pacioretty, Mike Hoffman trade talk, the injury status for Filip Forsberg and Corey Crawford, the Leafa have an off-day in Vegas but staying far away from the Strip, plus more.

 

 

Main topics on Coach's Corner include Johnny Bower, a slashing penalty on Ottawa and more, watch below.

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Accept Max Pacioretty For What He Is

from Jack Todd at the Montreal Gazette,

Enter Maximillian Kolenda Pacioretty, stage left. “Patches,” to those who love him (and there are plenty who do) is in the throes of what Montreal’s notoriously critical fans consider a difficult season. It started with Team USA, when John Tortorella decided to go Full Jerk on Pacioretty. Tortorella’s tactics, predictably, backfired. Pacioretty wilted under the criticism and Team USA showed less “compete” than you might have expected from Team Latvia.

Then there was the off-season flap when radio reporter Michel Villeneuve claimed coach Michel Therrien had called Pacioretty the “worst captain in Canadiens history” while playing in a golf tournament in June. Villeneuve was fired from 91.9 Sport for the report and Therrien denied he had said any such thing — but no matter what was said in public, the relationship between coach and captain has to be frayed.

Finally, as an indication of just how absurd things get, Pacioretty was raked when he failed to take the full star turn on the ice after scoring the winning goal against the Carolina Hurricanes last Thursday. Only Montreal could turn that into fodder for a couple of news cycles.

There’s a lesson here. Perhaps we need to learn to take our players as they are. Pacioretty is 28, already in his ninth season with the Canadiens. Like everyone else, I’ve been impatient with him at times: he’s a finesse forward in a power forward’s body and it seems he could be so much more. 

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Pacioretty weighs in on the Subban trade

From Sportsnet's Luke Fox:

It’s a strange sight.

P.K. Subban is hustling up ice, spinning and slipping blind, backhanded passes thwack on the tape of soon-to-be goal scorers. He’s falling, laughing, and trying to trip contest-winning hockey hopefuls at Gatorade’s GCamp. He’s playfully battling Sidney Crosby, a fellow sponsored athlete, in the corners and dangling around teenagers that idolize him. Chirping, smiling, high-fiving — all gestures as blockbuster-sized as his trade one month ago. In short, P.K. is being P.K.

So that’s not the odd part. It’s what he’s wearing.

Aside from a G-splashed white-and-black sweater, Subban’s dekes and circle-backs are coloured in navy and gold. He’s rocking his official Nashville Predators helmet, gloves and pants. After nearly a decade representing Le Bleu-Blanc-Rouge, the visual is jarring.

“Very strange for me to see something like that happen,” Montreal Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty tells Sportsnet at GCamp, thinking back to one of hockey’s most climate-altering one-for-one trades in history. “P.K. is the person I got drafted with. He was the only remaining player I got drafted with.”

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Rifts between Subban, Canadiens had been building

From an article titled, "Canada might be the loser on seismic NHL day," by the Toronto Star's Bruce Arthur:

It was the Canadiens who registered the most seismic day, though. In Montreal, it’s been an open secret that coach Michel Therrien never meshed with Subban. He would tell people that he believed he could never win a Cup with P.K., and the snubs — some ice-time battles, the triple high-five controversy, giving the captaincy to Max Pacioretty, the way teammates voted for Pacioretty over Subban for the community-minded King Clancy award this year — piled up. GM Marc Bergevin is said to be very close to Therrien; they are not just colleagues, but great friends, down to their families. Bergevin wanted to go to arbitration rather than pay Subban, but was overruled by the owner. Not this time, though.

“Too much personality,” a former Canadiens teammate said. “Saw it firsthand. They hated how much fun he had. The fact that he never sulked and pouted, win or lose, just bugged them, I guess. It made no sense to me, either.”

“I think it was blown out of proportion because of Montreal, the market we’re in,” Bergevin said. “We always look to make a story where there isn’t any. Yes, P.K.’s different, we’re not going to hide that, but there was never an issue, never a problem. I fought with my teammates in practice. It happens all the time.”

Not many believed him.

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Max Pacioretty In The Right Frame Of Mind

from Dave Stubbs of NHL.com,

"I have the right mindset. I've talked to a lot of the right people. Obviously I've had the team's support. And even though I feel I could have been better for my teammates at times on and off the ice, I'm sure everybody feels that way when they have an unsuccessful season."

Training camp is four months away, and Pacioretty will use the time both to train exhaustively and relax blissfully with his family off the hockey radar. He calls himself a "man of extremes," intense at both ends of the spectrum, and if he's had his final bad luck for this summer, he will be very happy indeed, preparing for his sophomore season as Canadiens captain, and his ninth with the franchise.

"I want to slow down and enjoy the best years of my life," Pacioretty said of his career with Montreal. "I've got better at living in the moment, not worrying about tomorrow or what happened yesterday. When I'm down here in the summer, I often talk to wife and my parents and friends and think, 'How cool is it that you're captain of the Montreal Canadiens?'

"When I'm in the moment and dealing with hard times, you forget about how cool and how much of an honor it is. I'll always understand the history of being a Montreal Canadien and a captain. But when you're away from it, living down here, living in the moment, it's really nice to sit back, relax and enjoy what this opportunity has given me."

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Morning Line- Max Pacioretty

“Just look at my interviews for the last 10 games, it’s the same f—ing thing. It’s a joke.

“Eight penalties against a team like that? It's embarrassing.

“I don’t know why we don’t have confidence. We have to find answers really quick.

“Before we said we were playing well and not getting lucky. I don’t think that’s the case anymore.”

-Max Pacioretty of the Montreal Canadiens after a 6-2 loss to the Dallas Stars.  More on the Canadiens from Mike Boone of Hockey Inside/Out.

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LeBrun conducts a Q and A with Max Pacioretty

From ESPN's Pierre LeBrun:

Montreal Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty, the team's leading offensive star who takes his new leadership role seriously, sat down Wednesday for a conversation ranging from his team's fast start, to improving his own game, to what he'd do if named NHL commissioner for a day.

Pierre LeBrun: The smile comes easy these days for you guys, I'm sure. A 4-0 start, all on the road, you can't be that.

Max Pacioretty: No, it's been a great start for us. The most important win, I think, was the last game. It's tough to play four in a row on the road, and especially against a team (Pittsburgh) that has that many stars, hasn't won a game yet, and was coming home for their opener. That was a gutsy win by our group, I think. The way we came out in that third period and took over the rest of the game shows a lot about our group. It's encouraging moving forward that we have the confidence to play that way, hopefully for the whole year.

PL: Four goals in four games for you. I know you care more about the wins, but you are expected to score goals for this team. Is it nice to get that going early in terms of getting into a rhythm?

MP: Yeah, a bit. I mean, it definitely helps your confidence, but I think I've gotten some bounces early in the year. They come in bunches like that. I've just been fortunate right now. The role I'm given, I feel like is more two-way than it was in the past. A situation like last game, we're up 3-1 late in the game, you're trying to forecheck and make them play in their own end and make sure you don't give one up. I think if we have that mentality, we're going to win a lot of games.

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Max Pacioretty Named Captain Of The Montreal Canadiens

Andrei Markov, Tomas Plekanec, P.K. Subban and Brendan Gallagher will serve as assistant captains.

MONTRÉAL – The Montreal Canadiens announced Friday that forward Max Pacioretty has been named the 29th captain in franchise history, following a vote by the players. Pacioretty is preparing for his eigth NHL season with the Canadiens in 2015-16.

Max Pacioretty, 26, is a product of the Canadiens organization, which selected him in the first round (22nd overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. During his first two seasons at the professional level, Pacioretty spent time with both the Canadiens and the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs.

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Updating Max Pacioretty’s recovery

From NHL.com's Arpon Basu:

Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty's rehabilitation from a knee injury sustained last month is on schedule, according to coach Michel Therrien and Pacioretty's agent, Pat Brisson.

"Everything's going well with his rehab, honestly, so we're happy," Therrien said at his annual charity golf tournament Tuesday. "It's unfortunate [he got injured], but he's still able to train even if he's limited in the exercises he can do."

The Canadiens announced July 10 that Pacioretty would be out for 12 weeks recovering from the injury he sustained while working out in Florida. The original timeline would have Pacioretty returning a few days prior to the Canadiens' 2015-16 regular-season opener Oct. 7 at the Toronto Maple Leafs, but would have him missing most, if not all, of training camp.

"Max has always surprised us with his ability to return a little bit earlier than scheduled," Therrien said. "But right now everything's going well, he's recovering well, and that's good news."

Brisson said he exchanged text messages with his client last week and received the same progress report as Therrien.

"He progressing very well and he's going in the right direction," Brisson said. "It's August 11, one month in, and he's going in the right direction."

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An Off-Season Knee Injury For Max Pacioretty, Out 12 Weeks

MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens announced Friday that forward Max Pacioretty suffered a knee injury. His recovery is expected to be 12 weeks.

Pacioretty, 26, suffered his injury while working out off-ice in Florida, Thursday, July 9, 2015.

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Habs avoid sweep, take series with Bolts back to Montreal

Given the ease with which the Tampa Bay Lightning handled the Montreal Canadiens in Games 1-3, it was thought that Game 4 would yield a Lightning sweep, but instead, Max Pacioretty scored a pair of goals, including this shorthanded marker, en route to a 6-2 Canadiens win that forces a Game 5 on Saturday:

Once again, Ben Bishop's glove failed him, this time on a goal by David Desharnais:

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Max Pacioretty Questionable For Game 1

from Eric Engels of Sportsnet,

"I'll be surprised if he's there [Wednesday]," said Therrien, who's still waiting on the team's doctors to give Pacioretty clearance for game action.

He refused to rule out Pacioretty's appearance in the lineup as a possibility.

Considering Pacioretty's progress since suffering a suspected concussion on April 5th--he skated for two consecutive days before practicing with teammates over the next two--it seems entirely likely he'll be back sooner rather than later, and upon his return, the real question will be what can he be expected to contribute offensively?

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Video- Max Pacioretty Out After Hitting The Boards Today

Max Pacioretty will not return today after tumbling into the boards.

 

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All Max Pacioretty

from Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette,

What follows is a very lightly edited transcript of our conversation that evening, from beginning to end. So join us now for dinner, but without the calories and the restaurant background noise.

• I get the sense there’s much more to the leadership that’s being asked of you than having had an A stitched on your jersey. And you’re taking French lessons.

Yes. I take this with so much more pride than ever before. Little things used to bother me. The best thing for me was to spend last summer in Florida. I didn’t think or talk about hockey once. I just let it all go and I came back with an open mind and I think that’s something I’ve needed to do for a long time: be more open-minded to different, I guess, environments and situations.

I never grew up in a place like Montreal. It was tough for me at first to realize that if I had a bad shift or didn’t score a goal, it affected another person’s life. That’s just the reality of the way it is in Montreal.

And I’ve grown to love it. Even just this year, I’ve learned to love it more than ever. It was tough for me to understand really at first, but now that I’m more open-minded to everything, Katia and I can’t see ourselves being anywhere else. It’s crazy how much you can change in a year, but it’s not bull, it’s 100 per cent true.

As for the French, I’ve told my teacher she’ll have to be a little slower with me at this time of the year, my mind isn’t always there and I can be a little tired. I can read French because I understand Spanish, but the accents — they’re tough. And she’ll be telling me, “il est” or “elle est.” (laughs) What makes an object male or female?

• The other night in Tampa Bay, without an A on your road jersey, you went to discuss a call with an official at the timekeeper’s bench. Without the A, that’s not often done.

Relationships with the referees is probably one of the biggest parts about being a leader. I’ve talked to Berge and Mike about that early on and they said, “It’s really important because everything goes through you, on the ice. We can’t be out there, you have to have a good relationship with the refs.”

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Video- Hey Boston, How About A Max 67

Ha!

 

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Kerry Fraser On The Clayton Stoner Hit On Max Pacioretty

from Kerry Fraser of TSN,

After an internal review of Clayton Stoner’s hit on Max Pacioretty, the Player Safety Committee announced this morning that no subsequent action will be taken against the Ducks player. Even though there appeared to be no malice on the part of Stoner, it is my opinion that a formal hearing should have been convened based on the illegal cross-check which caused Pacioretty to launch face-first into the glass and resulted in injury. At the very least, Stoner should have been be fined for the careless act that warranted a cross-checking major and game misconduct in the game.

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Also, Pacioretty did not practice today and is listed as day-to-day.

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Clayton Stoner hit sends Max Pacioretty to the hospital

Clayton Stoner hit Max Pacioretty during the third period of the Montreal Canadiens' 2-1 loss to Stoner's Anaheim Ducks...

And this is not good, nor is...Well...

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Afternoon Line

"It's already an honor just to be in the conversation, but I know I have to step up and help lead this team no matter if there's a letter on this sweater or not. I feel like I'm ready for it. When Gorges and Gio were here, you don't want to step on any toes, you want the leaders to lead and want them to be able to do their thing. But now that they're gone, I think there's a big gap to fill right now. I hope to be able to do so. Whoever does have the 'C' on their sweater, he's going to have a lot of help. We know a lot of guys in the room that can lead, guys who have been on Stanley Cup teams. So I think whoever gets the letter, he'll get help."

-Max Pacioretty of the Montreal Canadians on his name being mentioned as one of the possibilites of being named captain. More from Pacioretty by Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.

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Max Pacioretty Knows He Needs To Be Better

from Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star,

There comes a point in almost every playoff series involving the Boston Bruins where somebody is asked what’s going wrong. It’s an opposing player, and it’s always a star forward of some kind. Sidney Crosby, Phil Kessel, whoever you’ve got....

Now, it’s Max Pacioretty’s turn, and the answer is being given as Zdeno Chara, because that is a looming part of the answer every year. Chara blots out both sun and stars, more often than not. (Patrice Bergeron, too, but Chara tends to overshadow him.) And so when Montreal’s 40-goal man faced the media for the first time in the series, he was asked how the Slovak giant is causing him problems.

“Yeah, Chara’s been really good this series,” said Pacioretty, who had one assist in the first four games, and one goal in eight playoff games. “He goes into battles not worrying about someone playing the body on him. He’s so big, he doesn’t worry about that. He’s got a long reach. Obviously it’s difficult to play against, but it’s a great challenge for me. First four games, I’ll give him the edge. He was the better of the two players. But I can just worry about the future. There’s three games left. Enough for me to prove myself. This is real gut-check time.”

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Video- Pacioretty Injured Tonight

Update from George: No harm, no foul:

from TSN,

Max Pacioretty's Olympic hopes may have taken a late hit.

The Montreal Canadiens forward had to be helped off the ice in the first period of the team's Saturday night game against the Carolina Hurricanes after taking a hard hit.

Pacioretty went legs first into the post behind Carolina goaltender Anton Khudobin and was taken immediately to the Canadiens locker room.

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Video- Max Pacioretty Had 3 Goals Last Night, But Could Have Had 5

Pacioretty missed on two penalty shots last night within a span of under three minutes.

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Everyone Is On The Same Page In Montreal

from Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette,

...  there will be 21,273 at the Bell Centre Tuesday, and a whole lot more tuned in, who will care a great deal about the club beating the Carolina Hurricanes to end a four-game losing streak, thus talking an overwrought fan base in off the ledge.

“This isn’t rock bottom. Things could be a lot worse right now, we still have a lot of our season to salvage,” Pacioretty added. “(Monday) was a great start. We had a good uptempo practice and we’re hoping to build off of that.

“We were flying out there today. The coaches are doing a great job of keeping us positive and trying to keep us confident. I felt good in practice today and I think a lot of the other guys did, too.”

Anyone looking for a crack in team unity, or suggesting that head coach Michel Therrien has “lost the room,” would have to look elsewhere.

“Obviously, we’re not playing the right way, but it’s not like guys are trying to sabotage the Montreal Canadiens. We want to win,” Pacioretty said.

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Video- Boychuk Taken Off The Ice On A Stretcher After Hit By Pacioretty

Max Pacioretty received two for boarding and Johnny Boychuk was taken off on a stretcher.

Boychuk was talking to the medical staff and appeared to be in some discomfort.

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Video- Carlyle Not A Fan Of Pacioretty’s Hot-Dog Celebration

First Rany Carlyle post-game...

Watch the Pacioretty goal below...

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Pacioretty Out 3 Weeks With Hamstring Strain


The CBC had a video report before the above update was released, but you can still see how the injury occurred.  Watch it below...

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Video- Upset About The Max Pacioretty Hit?

A bit of John Tortorella's post-game media scrum...

 

 

Watch a better view of the hit from Pacioretty on Ryan McDonagh below...

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Video- Bad Goal Of The Night

NHL.com GameCenter describes the goal by Max Pacioretty as a wrist shot...

 

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Video- Do You See A Bite?

Did Mikhail Grabovski bite Max Pacioretty?

Grabovski received 2 for roughing and a 10, Pacioretty just a 10.

 

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added 10:49pm, Watch the CBC version below...

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Video- Grade This Max Pacioretty Dive

You will see the whole sequence right up to the Setoguchi goal late in regulation to tie the score, then a replay where the dive can really be seen.

What is missing from this video is the bad clearing attempt by Carey Price, who with a one goal lead tried his Marty Brodeur imitation, only to have it backfire with Setoguchi goal.

You can see that play below and of course, Setoguchi has a chance to extend the shootout, but (watch here)...

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To Hit Or Not

from Sean Gordon of the Globe and Mail,

...Pacioretty says he’s been left confused by several assertions made by Shanahan, who he said compared the incident to the Pens’ Matt Cooke’s infamous blindside hit on Boston centre Marc Savard.

“I think that couldn’t be any further from the truth. If you looked at the situation, me and Letang made eye contact, and I think that’s what gave me the green light to try and hit him. I felt he put himself in a vulnerable position, maybe I shouldn’t have even thought about hitting him because of the way the wind is blowing right with head shots, but I’d like to see a little bit of consistency,” he said Tuesday. “If the onus is on the hitter every single time I’d be fine with a suspension, but you ‘ve seen instances where they’ve placed the onus on the person receiving the hit as well so I’m confused and a lot of other players are confused right now.”

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Pacioretty Suspended For Three Games

Brendan Shanahan explains the suspension….

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Max Pacioretty Hit On Kris Letang

Crazy last 36 hours.  Lost my hard drive, finally made the decision and went with a new CPU and went from XP to Windows 7.

A learning curve no doubt, but I am up to it.

Now to some hockey, what about the hit on Letang and there was no penalty on the play.

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Montreal SignsMax Pacioretty

MONTREAL (June 20, 2011) – Montreal Canadiens general manager Pierre Gauthier announced today the signing of forward Max Pacioretty to a two-year contract (2011-12 and 2012-13). As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

“We are very pleased to have reached an agreement with Max Pacioretty who is one of the most promising young players in our organization. A power forward with skills, Max showed that he can help our team and make a name for himself in the NHL. We are confident that he will have recovered fully from the injury that kept him out of the line-up for the last month of the regular season and the playoffs,” said Canadiens general manager Pierre Gauthier.

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What Do YOU Expect in Boston Tonight?

We’ve learned over the years not to expect much from so-called revenge games, like tonight’s Montreal/Boston showdown – the first meeting between the two since the ill-fated collision of Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara, Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty and a poorly-placed, scarcely-padded stanchion.

You know, the hit that was either attempted murder on Chara’s behalf or a hockey play gone afoul, depending on who you ask?

You know, the hit that either concussed Pacioretty and fractured a vertebra in his neck or resulted in a little boo-boo, depending on whether or not Mark Recchi is asked his opinion?

Yeah, you know.

And, if you don’t, you’ve either been in a coma (or maybe just napping, according to Recchi?) or under a rock somewhere since the play in question went down a little more than two weeks ago.

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Pacioretty Could Be Back For The Playoffs

from the CP at the Globe and Mail,

Max Pacioretty may be able to return from his neck injury in time for the NHL playoffs, Montreal Canadiens coach Jacques Martin said Thursday.

Team doctors informed the coach that Pacioretty will be able to resume training, with contact, in three to five weeks.

He is to take complete rest until March 26 and then begin rehab.

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Evening Line

“It’s been an emotional day. I saw the video for the first time this morning. You see the hit, I’ve got a fractured vertebrae, I’m in hospital and I thought the league would do something, a little something. I’m not talking a big number, I don’t know, one game, two games, three games…whatever, but something to show that it’s not right.”

-Max Pacioretty of the Montreal Canadiens.  More at TSN.

added 11:27pm, More on this topic from Bob McKenzie at TSN.

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Canadiens React to the Chara Hit

From Ken Campbell at The Hockey News:

“What people are upset in this room is that I guess he drove the elbow through the head with an intent to injure kind of thing,” Cammalleri said. “I don’t think Chara premeditated this, but from experience when a player gets under your skin for whatever reason, you remember it and you notice when he’s out there. You know whom you’re playing against. Especially a divisional opponent because you’re so familiar. You can almost tell by the movements of a player. There’s a lot of tells, from what brand of stick they’re using to how they tape it.”

Canadiens goalie Carey Price said the history between Chara and Pacioretty probably played a part. In a Jan. 8 game between the Canadiens and Bruins, Pacioretty scored in overtime, then shoved Chara out of the way, which was the genesis of the hard feelings between the two players.

“Well that’s the whole thing,” Price said. “They do kind of have a history and that adds fuel to the fire. The only person who knows is (Chara).”

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Pacioretty Update

from TSN,

Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty suffered a severe concussion and a fractured vertebrae on Tuesday, according to Canadiens head coach Jacques Martin.

“Max Pacioretty has a severe concussion, as well as a fracture of the fourth cervical vertebrae, but it’s not displaced,” Martin said. “Max will remain at the hospital for further observation. There will be no other prognosis for the time being, but he will obviously be out indefinitely. The most important thing for our organization right now is Max’s recovery. We will continue following recommendations from the doctors and of course, Max and his immediate family would appreciate privacy in this matter.”

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