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Marchand calls Montreal fans “embarrassing, classless” after cheering Chara injury

Feb 16, 2012, 12:59 PM EDT

The Bruins are livid with Canadiens fans after they cheered Zdeno Chara’s injury during Boston’s 4-3 shootout victory at the Bell Center on Wednesday night.

“That was embarrassing,” Brad Marchand told Comcast New England. “The fact that they were cheering like they did when Zee was hurt was classless.”

Here’s the incident in question:

The puck opened up a large gash on Chara’s chin that required stitches and while he was able to return to the game, the Bruins captain looked out of sorts, finishing minus-three on the night.

Following the game, Chara was visibly upset with the Montreal crowd.

“[The] way the fans [react] I can’t control, but at the same time it’s not sportsmanlike and it’s disappointing,” said Chara. “When a guy is laying down on the ice hurting and there’s a standing ovation for that, what can I say? There is nothing much I can say about it.”

Chara did make a point of mentioning a classy gesture from Canadiens forward Tomas Plekanec, who shot the puck that hit him in the face.

“[Plekanec] asked me about it afterwards,” he said. “That’s a really nice sportsman’s gesture. I appreciated that.”

  1. bensawesomeness - Feb 16, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    Geez, couldnt have anything to do with this, huh?

    I dont like fans cheering when people get hurt in any situation

    But if you’re Boston, going into Montreal, a double-wammy of reasons to hate you, Z has to expect that.

    Suck it up.

    • drewsylvania - Feb 16, 2012 at 1:14 PM

      Doesn’t mean it isn’t classless or an embarrassment.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Feb 16, 2012 at 1:53 PM

        @ben: obviously MTL doesn’t like Chara. They booed him all night long. That’s fine. But when you cheer as if your team scored a goal after a guy gets hurt that’s just classless….although does anybody expect anything else from Habs fans?

    • michiganhockey11 - Feb 16, 2012 at 1:58 PM

      As much of a classless/emabarassing action as it was, Habs fans still aren’t as bad as Philly fans.

      “The issue here is not that we broke a few rules or take a few liberties with our female party guests, we did….”

    • imleftcoast - Feb 16, 2012 at 3:44 PM

      It wasn’t classy, but pushing a guy’s head into stanchion isn’t a respectful act. Clipping isn’t classy, and this is the second time this season that Marchand’s going to get suspended for it.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Feb 17, 2012 at 1:07 AM

        If Pacioretty didn’t want to get “disrespected” he should’ve paid attention to where he was on the ice and who he was up against. Clipping isn’t classy but what Marchand did wasn’t a suspendable clip and Shanahan agrees. It probably shouldn’t have even been a penalty anyway.

    • naptownwarrior - Feb 18, 2012 at 2:50 PM

      boston has the most pathetic fans in every sport. a bunch of whiny classless blowhards, especially the cheatriot bandwagon fans in new england

      • drewsylvania - Feb 22, 2012 at 2:10 PM


  2. loinstache - Feb 16, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    Gee that’s rough. I’ve never once heard the Boston crowd cheer when an opponent goes down. No siree!

    • elvispocomo - Feb 16, 2012 at 1:43 PM

      Nope, never. I mean this video is obviously photoshopped/falsified/propaganda from Obama:

      • bigtganks - Feb 16, 2012 at 2:02 PM

        And to follow up the Raymond injury. It was SO classless that Rome only text’d Horton after his concussion. Yet following that, Boychuk never contacted Raymond at all for breaking his back.

      • rdurk86 - Feb 16, 2012 at 2:08 PM

        How about a more relevant video. You know, where something similar happened?

      • elvispocomo - Feb 16, 2012 at 2:10 PM

        Good point. Class means different things when it’s happening to you versus the people you play against.

        For anyone confused about the video I posted, listen at the 41s mark and what you’ll hear is not fans cheering Boychuck for the hit (he’s been on the ice for a bit by then) it’s Boston calls saying he was faking/diving. If you think he was, check out the video after it where Raymond is next seen wearing a back brace.

      • rdurk86 - Feb 16, 2012 at 2:39 PM

        I just think the situations between the Raymond hit and Chara getting hit the face last night are pretty different. One is the Stanley Cup final in the middle of all the garbage that went down in that series. Last night was a regular season game, at the end of a period with Plekanec just trying to clear the puck out. Both fan bases are annoyed at the team/player, Bruins fans sick of the Vancouver crap, and Montreal fans distaste for Chara. I think that’s where the similarities end. I think the fact that one was a check where it wasn’t very clear what happened until the replays came on, and the other was a blantanly obvious injury getting hit the face, makes the situations different.

      • mikebel11 - Feb 16, 2012 at 4:03 PM

        Rdurk is right. You have the right to cheer an injury in the midst of a 7 game playoff series cause there’s a rivalry there. 88 years of Montreal – Boston being the biggest rivalry in sports has nothing on a 7 game series.

      • rdurk86 - Feb 16, 2012 at 5:22 PM

        “I’m picking up your sarcasm”

        “I should hope so, because I’m laying it on you pretty thick”

        You’re right, the Vancouver series doesn’t even come close to a regular season game with Montreal – Boston. I mean, with the regular season implications that game last night had, nobody wanted the game to end.

    • bigtganks - Feb 16, 2012 at 1:57 PM

      Yah, no one cheered when Salo got low-bridged and concussed even while he was on the ice not moving.

  3. bcjim - Feb 16, 2012 at 1:09 PM


    Takes one to know one I guess.

  4. govtminion - Feb 16, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    I’ve always marveled at fans doing stuff like this. The injury that ended Michael Irvin’s career for the Dallas Cowboys, same thing- the fans were cheering like crazy as he was down on the field in pain. Embarrassing to be a sports fan when people like that are your peers.

  5. blkeskimo1785 - Feb 16, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    Is this one of those “pot, meet kettle” situations?

  6. velocirapist - Feb 16, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    I don’t think either of these franchises has much history acting classy toward the other.

    Freakish Slovak supermen in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

  7. farvefromover - Feb 16, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    Its classless to think Marchand can throw out a Stanley Cup rap song. Did I say Marchand was classless, because I meant to say he is clueless.

    • elvispocomo - Feb 16, 2012 at 1:47 PM

      The tattoo guy that quoted him spelled it wrong…

  8. drewsylvania - Feb 16, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    Pick a city, and the story is “Fans Act Like @&$#@. Film at 11.”

  9. drewsylvania - Feb 16, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    What I find great is that we’re all watching a sport that has people doing things to each other that would get them arrested if they did them on the street. Yet the big conversation is about the crowd cheering something that “they shouldn’t”.

    It’s a weird world.

  10. jkaplan11 - Feb 16, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    I am neither a habs fan nor a bruins fan, but i personally think Brad Marchand is “embarrasing, and classless.”

    I understand that every hockey coach tells you to play until the whistle, and in Marchand’s case, play until your on the bench. Fine, fait-a-compli. But to slew foot/go low on someone with two seconds left is an embarrassment to the bruins organization. I think it was up to Chara, a ‘legit’ captain and leader to voice his opinions – not Marchand. Marchand’s reputation in the league is almost at the point of laughable. Who likes this guy???? He’s dirty. He looks like … and his mouth is a little too big for a 2nd year player.

    The habs, on the other hand, have been the laughing stock of the NHL this year, and deservedly so. No team can go 105 or whatever years without becoming a laughing stock. Yet, after seeing Chara nearly kill Max P, and getting away with no suspension, let the fans do whatever they want. I have been to one game in particular, where after a boarding play, one that ends up resulting in a suspension, the fans cheer after the hit had been delivered. It’s part of the game. Yes, perhaps it was classless and embarrassing, but coming out of Marchand’s mouth is just as bad, if not worse

  11. bompster42 - Feb 16, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Montreal fans are ignorant they think they invented the sport now that want a French speaking coach and now the church is praying for a playoff spot

    • cmonmanzz - Feb 16, 2012 at 9:30 PM

      You don’t know what you’re talking about…The church has nothing to do with Montreal fans…And I don’t think you understand that the language we speak here is very important…It’s what makes us, we are french-speaking and most of us are proud of it. And most fans here acknowledge the importance of hockey elsewhere in Canada. Seldom are the habs fans who think we invented the game…if they do they’re just stupid, but it’s not most of us.

  12. jpelle82 - Feb 16, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    marchand must live in a drunken haze…kid is clueless. what would he expect the fans to do, cry out in agony? i hate the habs but marchand is getting to be on my short list too. in a game they almost lost against a hated rival, where he goes low again on a guy (borderline, i know) there are better things to address than the fans.

  13. habsman - Feb 16, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    Pot meet Kettle!

    Mr. Chara sir, this is only the tip of the Karma iceberg coming your way. Sportsmanship? Excuse me while I barf. And Marchand talking trash about “class?” Does he not remember the cheering in Boston when Salo got hurt as a result of his cowardly clip? I guess the “spin” dance in Boston isn’t only for the fans.

    • pepper2011 - Feb 17, 2012 at 9:38 AM

      Karma? you want to know about Karma. Lets take a look at what has happened since the incident.
      Bruins/Chara Karma:
      1)The Bruins Won the Stanley Cup 2) Chara was the Captain of the stanley cup winning Bruins 3) The Bruins beat montreal in 7 games after being down 0-2 after 2 home loses. 4) The Bruins are poised to make a run at it this again this year.
      Canadiens Karma:
      1)coach is fired 2) a non french speaking coach was hired as his replacement 3) Arguably your best offensive player falls of the face of the planet and talks about how you have no heart and is traded for an 3rd line wing. 4) Kaberle is traded for (this is the best) 5) your team hates each other- Plekanec and Subban fight 6) you Will not make the playoffs.
      Yeah I guess Karma is a pain. But yeah, oh my gosh Chara took a puck to the chin in a hockey game.

  14. pepper2011 - Feb 16, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    Guess that’s what happens when your team is awful and you have nothing to look forward to in the foreseeable future. Even Pacioretty said the Bruins are NOT dirty and they play hard. This is the same fan base that boos the US national anthem and calls for the beheading of their coach because despite the fact he was a good hard nosed hockey player- he doesn’t speak french so it must be his fault the GM keeps making bad signings and trades, and can’t put real talent on the ice. This is also coming from a fan base that called the cops for an on ice incident – yes, the calling the cops thing is old and over done, but it proves the mentality. You got lars frickin eller, lars eller. for Halak. maybe since Price is restricted and you won’t be able to match a real offer you should trade him for another 3rd line player. Things are not getting better anytime soon- you have about 19m next year to fill 14 spots. That includes needing to sign Price, Subban, Eller (who you can’t let walk) and Emelin. Oh and Not one decent player in your system (Beaulieu 2-3 years away). you gonna have a lot of guys like nokelanian. Have Fun. Best thing all the really bad players (kaberle, Gomez, Markov (good but way overpaid for 15 games a year), Gionta, cole and bourque are ALL still under contract when Pacioretty’s contract comes up. YES! keep cheering – I guess you need something.

    • jdubs21 - Feb 16, 2012 at 2:08 PM

      Yes Montreal sucks and there GM and ownership are morons, but your are incorrect on Pacioretty saying the Bruins are not dirty. He said they are dirty and he cannot believe that Chara didn’t receive a suspension or even a penalty.

      • pepper2011 - Feb 17, 2012 at 9:29 AM

        you are 100% wrong. He said he thought that Chara should have been disciplined; but THIS year he said the Bruins play hard and are not a dirty team.

      • jdubs21 - Feb 18, 2012 at 10:09 AM

        As the rest of society things the Bruins are a dirty team

      • pepper2011 - Feb 19, 2012 at 12:39 AM

        actually the only fan bases that seem to think the Bruins are a dirty team are the three softest teams in the league. The Canadiens, The Canucks and the Sabres. Huh? I never heard a word from the Philly fans or the Tampa fans last year about the Bruins being dirty, why? cause they have tough teams with players who don’t flop around. But, whatever gets you though….

    • cmonmanzz - Feb 16, 2012 at 9:36 PM

      This is ridiculous. A lot of fans here in Montreal don’t care that the coach is english-speaking only. Activists that want to protect our language are the people that want Cunneyworth out, and most of em’ don’t give a damn about hockey. NO ONE is saying Cunneyworth is the reason for the Habs’ “problems”, they just want the coach to speak french.

  15. martysbetter - Feb 16, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    And Bruins fans are first class citizens, let us not forget the incident of a woman wearing a Canucks jersey being urinated on in Boston during the finals last year, classy stuff..

    • bobwsc - Feb 16, 2012 at 1:49 PM

      all Canuck fans do is torch the city.

      • elvispocomo - Feb 16, 2012 at 2:00 PM

        And all Boston fans do are riot repeatedly and get killed in the process (Patriots, Celtics, Red Sox, etc).

        C’mon, if you’re going to try and throw stones, make sure you’re own house isn’t made of glass.

      • bigtganks - Feb 16, 2012 at 2:19 PM

        Ask Bill Buckner about Boston fans and media.

      • bobwsc - Feb 16, 2012 at 3:35 PM

        seriously Elvis? there have been 7 parades in Boston since the 2001 Pats victory. you’re saying there have been repeated riots and deaths? wrong; and nothing of the scale of what happened in vancouver. so save your holier-than-thou’ness.

      • elvispocomo - Feb 16, 2012 at 5:31 PM

        No one died in Vancouver. Are you saying no one (I’ll let you limit it to the last 10-12 years) has died as a result of a riot in Boston?

        Regardless of damage caused of victory parades or not, that’s stuff you can clean up in the following days, but you can never replace a life lost. For a Boston fan to use riots as a negative against Vancouver fans is laughable and just goes to show how big the blinders are to make it so you can ignore your own team’s problems.

    • jfree781 - Feb 17, 2012 at 12:04 PM

      I don’t believe that story for one second.

  16. fkaiven - Feb 16, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    It was classless, but Nose Face should keep his trap shut.

  17. mjdkid100 - Feb 16, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    habsman – Feb 16, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    Pot meet Kettle!

    Mr. Chara sir, this is only the tip of the Karma iceberg coming your way. Sportsmanship? Excuse me while I barf. And Marchand talking trash about “class?” Does he not remember the cheering in Boston when Salo got hurt as a result of his cowardly clip? I guess the “spin” dance in Boston isn’t only for the fans.

    When does that Karma kick in? How did they manage to win the Cup with all that karma against them. Idiot.

  18. mjdkid100 - Feb 16, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    habsman – Feb 16, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    Pot meet Kettle!

    Mr. Chara sir, this is only the tip of the Karma iceberg coming your way. Sportsmanship? Excuse me while I barf. And Marchand talking trash about “class?” Does he not remember the cheering in Boston when Salo got hurt as a result of his cowardly clip? I guess the “spin” dance in Boston isn’t only for the fans.

    When does that Karma kick in? How did they manage to win the Cup with all that karma against them? Idiot.

  19. jgrass27 - Feb 16, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    there’s obviously a reason that they asked marchand what he thought about it, just so uproars would come around in circles like this. say what you want about him, his game, and his reputation, but i doubt if bergeron or kelly were saying this you’d be having the same responses.

    i’d be hard-pressed to find any times where crowds cheer for injuries. are you guys sure that the boston crowd was cheering salo being down on the ice and hurt, or they were cheering that he just got upended in a game against a new rival?

    dubinsky gets hit in the face with a puck on tuesday night against boston? do the fans cheer? no, they cheer when he gets off the ice under his own power. asham knocks beagle into next week at home against the capitals. do the fans cheer? yes, during the fight and after they see asham won, but they also cheer when beagle is on his skates and gets assisted off the ice.

    think about it. montreal are fans with more clouded judgement than your average homer.

    • elvispocomo - Feb 16, 2012 at 1:56 PM

      Well, mine would be the same regardless of what Bruin (or any other team that has a recent history of fans cheering injuries) said it was classless and yet hadn’t said anything about their own fan base doing the same thing. The fact that it’s Marchand saying it, just makes it all the more laughable.

  20. jdubs21 - Feb 16, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    I for one cheered at home when Chara took a puck to the face. Boston is the absolute least classiest team in the NHL, and it’s fans are the same.

    When Mason Raymond broke his back in last year’s playoffs, the fans all cheered and called him a diver. Classy
    When Chara put Patchioretty into the glass and broke his neck, Recci said he was faking. Classy
    When Salo got submarined by the little piece of crap Marchand, the Boston Gardens roared to life. Classy

    This is the way Boston plays, this is what they get. This is the way Boston fans cheer there home team, they should expect it everywhere else.

    The classiest thing last night was when Plekanec came up to check if he was okay. But let’s not concentrate on an opposing player doing the right thing, let ‘s concentrate on Montreal fans cheering.
    Oh, and one more thing, nice classy submarine Marchand at the end of the period “I was just trying to protect myself, because he was going to hit little poor me after he got rid of the puck and skated to the dressing room”

    Let the negative comments begin…..

    • jgrass27 - Feb 16, 2012 at 2:05 PM

      water seeks its own level. you cheering at that is more a reflection of you than your fan base.

      • jdubs21 - Feb 16, 2012 at 2:15 PM

        It’s also a reflection of the league not doing anything to punish/stop Boston cheapshot ways. I personally like seeing Karma do its job. Any other team I find it deplorable when the home team cheers an injury to the visiting side. But for the Bruins who play a cheapshot style of hockey and call it “Physical Hockey”, I think whenever one of there own gets injured its just Karma coming back at them, and I cheer for karma.

    • gretzkyoneyzermantwo - Feb 16, 2012 at 2:25 PM

      Bill Russell, Jim Rice, Ellis Burks, Oil Can Boyd and many many more black athletes that had to play in Boston agree.

      Filthy city and culture

  21. duster1982 - Feb 16, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    Ahh yes, the old “classless” comment. That word has been thrown around so much in recent history it’s lost all meaning.

  22. bigtganks - Feb 16, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    Over/Under this tops 100 comments?

    I mean the fact that the title says Marchand calling ANYONE classless is plenty to have anyone chime in.

  23. bigtganks - Feb 16, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    I can hardly wait for Julien to call it “a classless move” and say his fans or city would never do anything like that, only to follow up with exactly that in their next game vs Mtl.

    Then Chiarelli to chime in…

    Then Jack Edwards and his yappy yap to chime in as well.

    Then Tim Thomas to put a political spin on it and quote someone who’s dead.

  24. jdubs21 - Feb 16, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    Is Tim Thomas not becoming a total joke now? I guess he’s getting ready to run for office in 2014.

  25. gretzkyoneyzermantwo - Feb 16, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    Brad would know what it classless better than most, he’s an embarrassment back home.

  26. habsman - Feb 16, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    You’ve got to give Bruin fans credit to a certain extent. No matter how cowardly or dirty a cheap shot may be by the Bruins, their fans will defend the action while at the same time try to deflect attention by pointing a finger in another direction. They will also try to convince you that you didn’t see what you actually saw.

    And if you call their players cheap shot, sucker punching cowards, they get real upset.

    Over/Under Marchand: Three Games?

    Over/Under Next Bruin “Incident” Three Weeks?

    • rdurk86 - Feb 16, 2012 at 2:34 PM

      Who’s the one deflecting? The point of this discussion is how the Montreal fans cheered Chara getting hit in the face with the puck. You continue to just point out how the Bruins deserve everything they get, and refuse to acknowledge what happens on your side of the border.

    • jdubs21 - Feb 16, 2012 at 3:05 PM

      “According to Sportsnet’s John Shannon, the NHL has reviewed Marchand’s questionable hit on Emelin. Although the Boston forward should not expect further discipline, he might get a phone call from the league.”

      Once again, cheap play from a Boston player, yet no suspension.

      • bobwsc - Feb 16, 2012 at 4:30 PM

        ferrence, mcquaid, marchand – how can you say no suspensions.

      • jdubs21 - Feb 16, 2012 at 5:07 PM

        Very easy bobwsc, Marchand did not get a suspension for the hit in question last night.. That’s how I can say no suspension for that player.

        What I didn’t say, but you think I said was yet another Boston player that doesn’t get a suspension. Boston is finally getting some suspensions.

        Also, did you thumbs up your own comment?

  27. rdurk86 - Feb 16, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    Yes Montreal fans, let’s turn away from the fact that you cheered for a guy getting hit in the face with a puck (not the same as a check) and turn this discussion towards Marchand. I love how these discussions never stay on the actual topic. There’s another blog entry on the low hit, have a ball in that one.

    Understanding that Marchand was a publicized voice of the Bruins distaste for the crowd’s reaction (Chara spoke as well, wasn’t happy), and clearly he has his own issues to worry about. What is he supposed to say with the Canadian media in the locker room after the game and they ask him about it? Of course the clips that come out are going to be of him making the statement.

    Nobody is excusing how Marchand plays, clearly it pisses a lot people off. But that’s not the point in THIS discussion.

    • habsman - Feb 16, 2012 at 2:38 PM

      The point of THIS discussion is how the Bruins are complaining about Montreal fans cheering an injury, while at the same time ignoring the fact that Boston fans have done the same thing as recently as two months ago (Salo).

      Anything else?

      • rdurk86 - Feb 16, 2012 at 2:47 PM

        So because the Bruins fans cheer a big hit, ends up being dirty and a suspension, that makes it ok for the Montreal fans to cheer someone getting hit the face with the puck? How are those situations the same?

        I compared it to when Stamkos got slammed in the face with the puck in Game 7 vs. TB last year, fans react “ohhh” and it goes pretty quiet after that. Fans get amped when a big hit happens and don’t necesarliy realize that it was a dirty play until after the fact. If you’re sitting in the 300 level and you see a guy go head over heels, that’s going to get a big reaction. When you see a guy get the puck shot directly at his head, plain as day, how can you justify having the same reaction?

      • habsman - Feb 16, 2012 at 2:57 PM

        The reason for the reaction, wheather you think it’s justified or not, is because Chara got off scott free last year for an incident that almost ruined a young players career (not withstanding Dr. Recchi’s diagnosis).

        His reaction is all the more laughable when you condier the fact that Bruin fans have also cheered opponents injuries as recently as the Salo incident.

        Get it now?

      • rdurk86 - Feb 16, 2012 at 3:15 PM

        Habsman, we haven’t gotten your hot sports take on whether it actually is justified, just reasons why Boston fans shouldn’t be complaining. Care to divulge?

      • habsman - Feb 16, 2012 at 3:42 PM


        I wouldn’t urinate on a Bruin if he was on fire.

        Does that give you a hint?

      • bobwsc - Feb 16, 2012 at 4:30 PM

        yea, how do you live with yourself?

      • drewzducks - Feb 16, 2012 at 4:39 PM

        I don’t think any Bruin would want Habsman squatting over them anyway.

  28. nsmiff87 - Feb 16, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    Montreal is just mad they have a bad team now.

  29. 2qswing - Feb 16, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    No problem with the way the Bruins play overall but Marchand IS a dirty player who attempts to injure. The Boston excuse machine talks about him being a small player who has to go low. Thats BS. Plenty of smaller, hi energy players over the years are effective without going for the knees. Many in the HOF.
    As others have pointed out, nobody from the Bruin organization should be talking this up given the history of Bruin fans, much less this 2nd-year cheap shot artist.
    Instead of enabling this punk over and over, somebody in that locker room should pull him aside. Hundreds of guys in this league play hard physical hockey every night without going low. He’s going to end someones career.

  30. pickelback - Feb 16, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    Coming from Marchand? Priceless…

  31. bleed4philly - Feb 16, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    Look who’s talking

  32. bbk1000 - Feb 16, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    Anybody who has taken a trip to Montreal should know many people who live there are jerks…it’s about the rudest city I have visited….

    • habsman - Feb 16, 2012 at 3:38 PM

      I love visiting Montreal. Glad to know I won’t be running into you the next time I’m there.

      • bbk1000 - Feb 16, 2012 at 4:14 PM

        You would recognize me, I’m the one who leaves a tip….

  33. badguy711 - Feb 16, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    The only time I would be happy to see someone get hurt, is if it was a player known for dirty play and deliberately hurting other players. And on the top of the list of the 5 or 6 Players in the League who would qualify? Yup. Brad Marchand. Anyone else I would agree with his opinion. Brad, shut up already.

  34. salmon90 - Feb 16, 2012 at 3:56 PM

    I think what we need is a definition of what ‘class’ is before we toss around the ‘classless’ comments which seem to be the norm in the NHL among players, coaches and fans. Because in my mind Marchand calling ANYONE classless is the equivalent of him saying that Carey Price has a big nose.

    • habsman - Feb 16, 2012 at 4:05 PM

      Har har…

  35. sjsharksfan11 - Feb 16, 2012 at 4:17 PM

    These are the same people who cried over the new hired because he didn’t speak French. This even further shows the imbecile mentality of Canadien fans

  36. sjsharksfan11 - Feb 16, 2012 at 4:19 PM


  37. drewzducks - Feb 16, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    Canadien broadcasters called their own fans classless for their response to the puck in the face. But what would they know.

  38. bostonhasrealhockey - Feb 16, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    Habsman loves this story i bet. A good reson to pull the thumb out of his rear so he can type more crap. Hows the basement smell?? Though there hasnt been much to cheer for in montreal being so caught up in pressing charges and what language the coach speaks. Babies.

  39. riles1008 - Feb 16, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    Two of the scummiest guys in hockey hahaha go figure. Did those two forget why chara did last year?

  40. ndemers5 - Feb 16, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    The Canadein fans are rediculas in there booing

    • habsman - Feb 16, 2012 at 5:27 PM

      Another example of the American Education system.

  41. sjsharksfan11 - Feb 16, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    Habsman is such an idiot. You and your team are PATHETIC.

  42. betrayedbylife - Feb 16, 2012 at 7:19 PM

    i thought absolute stupidity was going to get people banned from the comments. did i misread that? some of this stuff is downright embarrassing.

  43. vipod4ever - Feb 16, 2012 at 11:03 PM

    Classy is an adjective that no longer lives amongts sports fans or players. Just read most of the dribble here.

  44. ikillchicken - Feb 17, 2012 at 12:42 AM

    I wouldn’t call Montreal fans classless. Boston fans are classless. Philly fans are classless. With Montreal, it’s not really an issue of class. It’s that their fans are completely and utterly insane.

  45. istallion - Feb 17, 2012 at 8:43 AM

    Chara is an idiot for what he did to PacMan. Too bad the puck didn’t bust up his face even more.

    • bigedpvd - Mar 20, 2012 at 11:53 AM

      Pacioretty got over it, even said the Bruins aren’t a dirty team. Now it’s your turn to get over it.

  46. jkepler2 - Feb 19, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    God, what a complete joke for a fan base. Have some class, will ya?

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