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Paul Gaustad to Max Pacioretty: “Where’s Chara?”

Feb 1, 2012, 8:09 AM EDT

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We might have to give the Sabres and Canadiens lessons on how to properly talk trash.

The Canadiens are upset at Sabres forward Paul Gaustad for asking Habs forward Max Pacioretty, “Where’s Chara?” after Patrick Kaleta scored the empty net goal to give the Sabres a 3-1 win. Making reference to Pacioretty’s incident with Chara last season that gave him a concussion and broken vertebrae didn’t sit well with the Habs.

Canadiens goalie Carey Price had a few choice words for Gaustad following the game as Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News found out.

“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.”

Not doing much out there was just what the Canadiens were trying to do when their bench tried getting under Gaustad’s skin as Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette found out.

But the Canadiens got in a few verbal barbs of their own when they asked why Gaustad didn’t stand up earlier this year when Boston’s Milan Lucic ran over Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller.

The only thing that could make this better is if we got an overly sarcastic quote from Miller or had Sabres coach Lindy Ruff declare that it’s open season on everyone for really lame trash talk.

  1. millertime30 - Feb 1, 2012 at 8:27 AM

    Don’t mind Goose. We haven’t had much to talk smack about as of late. He’s a bit rusty

    • millertime30 - Feb 1, 2012 at 8:28 AM

      3 points last night though. (!!!)

  2. duster1982 - Feb 1, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    “he doesnt do much out there. I only allowed him to score the game winning goal, and he assisted on the other 2, and was a +3” – Carey Price said of Gaustad

  3. back2backbees - Feb 1, 2012 at 9:14 AM

    Little know fact, when two bottom dwelling teams trash talk they must include the most envied team into the fray…losahs

    • bigtganks - Feb 1, 2012 at 11:27 AM

      I was unaware the the “bees” have already won “back2back” cups…

      • back2backbees - Feb 1, 2012 at 11:49 AM

        stay tuned!

  4. napoleonblownapart6887 - Feb 1, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    One thing that always irked me is guys who trash talk about things other people did… I understand what Gaustad was referencing obviously, but at he had about as much to do with that hit as I did. After what Pacioretty did to Letang earlier this year I don’t particularly like him but would love to see him call out Gaustad for being an idiot…

    Gastaud: He man, where’s Chara?
    Pacioretty: … Boston probably…

    • duster1982 - Feb 1, 2012 at 11:25 AM

      one thing that irks me is trash talk always happens on the ice, and thats where it should be left. Dont take it to the media.

  5. buffalomafia - Feb 1, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Gaustad sucks anyway! So does Kaleta, Roy,Regeire & Ruff!

    Besides Kassian nobody can fight!

    Besides pomminville & vanek nobody scores!

  6. travishenryskid - Feb 1, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Pac started the trash talking, gaustad responded. If you don’t want to hear it, don’t open your yap.

  7. quannumkid - Feb 1, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    What’s really funny is how two teams buried at the bottom of the eastern conference are trading jabs and dropping names from a team that’s nearly 20 points ahead in the standings and couldn’t care less what either team is doing at this point.

  8. billsin20xx - Feb 1, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    TV reports here say Gausted made the comment after Pac made fun of him for not responding to Lucic with the Myers incident.
    But as he said after the game, comments should be left on the ice. Unless your a whiney french team!

  9. lordstanley716 - Feb 1, 2012 at 6:51 PM

    Buffalo Mafia has his A&F panties in a bunch. You’re more of a tool than the Situation, why don’t you go blow your hair out and fist pump your way in to some bars on Chippewa and talk smack to all the other suburban meatheads in their played out Affliction and A|X. Kassian hasn’t been fighting, actually ducked the entire OKC squad. Ruff is the coach not an enforcer and since Regher (that’s how you spell it, unless you meant Regier) returned the D has been pretty tight. Seriously!!!

    • promakos - Feb 2, 2012 at 2:11 AM

      But “Regher” is not how you spell it. It’s “Regehr”. However, I agree with your sentiment. And his response to you below just hammers it home further.

  10. buffalomafia - Feb 1, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    @lordstanley716- your a mediocre guy just like the Sabres!

    I bet you have a fat ass wife 7 kids & a paper route!

    Teams better than the Sabres fire there coach & GM when they are playing crappy why not Buffalo?

  11. cowboyscanada - Feb 1, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    Another classless Boston moment!

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