BOSTON (CBS) – On March 8, 2011, Canadiens winger Max Pacioretty was skating up the ice at the Bell Centre when Zdeno Chara shoved him along the boards and smashed his head into the stanchion. Pacioretty suffered a concussion and cracked vertebrae and was carted off the ice on a stretcher.
There’s no doubt it was a questionable play in a heated hockey game among rivals, but how Quebec responded to the incident was just silly. Angry citizens flooded the 911 lines calling for Chara’s head.
The Montreal Police were forced to look into it, and after a five month investigation, the Crown ultimately decided not to prosecute Chara — all that for a play in a hockey game.
On Thursday, producer Jim Louth dug into the Gresh and Zolak archives and pulled out this gem of a rap song from board operator Mark Feldman, who at the time went into the booth and spit some ill rhymes about the incident.
Nothing like a good old fashioned diss track to get you pumped up for Bruins-Canadiens!