I just thought of this the other day in lieu of the Chara hit. I think the hit was fine and Chara didn't have the luxury of watching it in slow motion on Youtube 20 times but that's another story. Let's go back 10-15 years. There have been some ugly injuries in that time frame and for some reason there is an inordinate number of Habs players who are the victims: Brian Savage 1999 - Admiring a shot, he gets clocked by Ian Laperierre with his head down. Can't remember the exact details but he suffered a serious neck injury Trent McCleary 1999-'00 - Blocks a shot but hits him in the throat. One in a billion. Almost dies on the ice. Never played again. Saku Koivu 2001-'02 - Maybe this doesn't count, but this is the sickness (cancer) in the last decade that got the most press, maybe even more than Pat Burns Donald Audette 2001-'02 - Skate blade practically going over his wrist Richard Zednik 2002 playoffs - Got clotheslined by Kyle McLaren. Cheap shot and was out the rest of the playoffs Alex Perezhogin 2004 - Habs prospect who I always thought had star potential got involved in arguably the worst stick swinging incident caught on tape. In the minors at the time, but still Chara/Max hit 2011 - No need to explain In 2004 we were led to believe that Mike Ribeiro and Kovalev were dying on two seperate occasions. But they were okay so they don't make this list. Anyway, I know I am missing some but I just thought it was weird how that happens. Little help with ones I missed?