Zdeno Chara absolutely destroyed Max Pacioretty and what did the NHL do about it? Absolutely nothing. It is very tough to argue if Chara intentionally went after Pacioretty and there is a good chance he did this in retaliation to the previous game they played where Pacioretty scored the overtime game winner then shoved Chara in the back which caused a scuffle as the game had ended.
Now the video above you can tell that Chara already has a problem with Max Pacioretty and the next game Chara seems to get his revenge. The next video shows the Chara hit and if you watch the video in slow motion you see Chara push his elbow out at the last minute to ram Pacioretty's head into the partition.
The big issue is that the NHL declined to give Chara a suspension but this might be a big mistake that is already hurting the NHL. Even if Chara didn't intentionally try to hurt Pacioretty the right thing to do is to give Chara some suspension to send a message to players that they have a responsibility on the ice. Hits to the head is already ripping the NHL apart and players know they can get away with it.
Gary Bettman gives Boston Bruins preferential treatment
Joe Thornton recently announced that he feels the Boston Bruins organization gets preferential treatment. You can read that here where he said it is strange that Chara gets no suspension and that Milan Lucic cross check to the head of another player, he got away without a suspension and of course the VP Colin Campbell's son Gregory Campbell players on that team as well.
Boston Bruins owner gets Gary Bettman a new contract
Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs is the biggest backer of helping Gary Bettman get a new 5 year contract as the NHL president who is making a whopping $7.2 million per year.
It is obvious that Gary Bettman has some ties with the Boston Bruins and it does explain why Boston's Zdeno Chara got away without any suspension.
So Gary Bettman spends too much time trying to help failing southern NHL franchises while neglecting what is happening in Canada. Bettman is going to be the NHL boss for another 5 years getting $35 million. He is a lawyer that probably has never skated in his life and it is sad that he is driving the NHL into the ground. If you want to make your vote heard boycott the NHL and ask for change.
Did Zdeno Chara have bad intentions and try to get even with Max Pacioretty? This pictures speaks for itself