It appears police in Quebec might start taking calls with complaints about Zdeno Chara’s hit on Montreal’s Max Pacioretty a little more seriously than we’d expect.
The Canadian Press has reported that Quebec’s director of criminal and penal prosecutions Louis Dionne has requested a criminal investigation in the Bruins captains’ actions.
Montreal police say they have received the complaint but will not be commenting.
Police say they were asked to investigate by the provincial department of Public Security, acting on a request from Louis Dionne, director of criminal and penal prosecutions
The move comes after the National Hockey League declined to suspend Chara.
Earlier Wednesday, Dionne’s office downplayed talk of a criminal investigation but hardened its tone hours later when the league announced no sanctions would be taken.
And so things get more interesting, or just hilarious depending on how you look at it.
I still want to know if Quebec has a jail cell big enough to contain Chara or if this would be a “Mighty Joe Young” situation, where they’d hold him in a bamboo pen with guards stationed all around and maybe chain him to rocks on the ground.