BOSTON (CBS) – You just know June 15th boiled the blood of the fans, police, and certainly the prosecutors in Montreal.

In case you’ve been living in a cave for the past four months or so, June 15 was the last game of the National Hockey League season. And I’m sure the aforementioned Quebecois’ hated the result of what happened on the ice that night in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Little did we know that as the Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins – sounds nice doesn’t it – were celebrating, the gendarmes were plotting a way to get Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara into a Montreal courtroom to have an interview about the now infamous- Max Pacioretty into the stanchion-incident!

Montreal police say charges against Chara have still not been ruled out as they prepare to speak to him in the coming weeks. They were in no rush to talk with Chara when the Bruins played the Canadiens in the first round of the playoffs and I’m sure, had the Canadiens won that series, nothing more would probably be said.

Read: Montreal Police To Speak With Chara

But a funny thing happened on the way to winning the Stanley Cup. Sacre Bleu! The investigation continues now some three-plus months later!

Really?!? Is there no murder, larcenies, muggings, drug dealings or any other crime that may have more importance than ANYTHING that happens in a hockey game?

Listen: Felger & Mazz Simulcast With CJAD About Chara Hit

Incredible and beyond comprehension. This is grand standing at its best. Also, I’m no lawyer, but if Pacioretty is not pressing charges for “assault”, isn’t this a non-issue.

Well, my thinking is that if, and I hope that’s a big if, Zdeno Chara decides to interrupt his summer with his family to placate the morons, oh sorry, the prosecutors in Montreal, he should lobby for an extra day with Lord Stanley’s Cup and carry it around the Canadian City all the way to Police Headquarters and tell them to take their investigation and stick it!

Ric Duarte has covered hockey and the Bruins for various media outlets since 1986. You can follow Ric at and at twitter @bruins_diehard.

Comments (5)
  1. mark patterson says:

    Hey CBS, has my comment been censored? I know I’ve heard such comments on television shows that you air.Stop being hypocrites!

  2. bsfan103 says:

    Chara should bring the Stanley Cup to court with him, or maybe wear it as a necklace, I think he’s big enough to pull that off!

  3. Wes says:

    so true. Stupid montreal police making sure no crime was committed when a giant almost decapitates a player he hates who doesn’t even have the puck. We should praise mr chara and hope that he teaches others that there is no punishment for dirty hits and not only is there no punishment but no one should even look into the matter because if you even think of investigating this you are an idiot. great article.

  4. Al says:

    The entire process is a mockery of Canada’s justice system.

    Btw, I am a lawyer, and while not a Canadian lawyer, Canada is a common law country, so I’m sure the standards are pretty similar. Pacioretty could presumably file CIVIL suit for BATTERY (assault is probably not an option here, as I don’t think Pacioretty was placed in “fear of imminent unwanted contact”). A civil suit and criminal charges are two separate actions. Further, criminally, even if Pacioretty decided not to press charges, police can generally do so themselves if they find sufficient evidence following an investigation.

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