Max Pacioretty Is A Bitch And Needs To Shut His Face
Nobody is claiming the Vegas Golden Knights are perfect. I’ve had my fair share of complaints for Kelly McCrimmon and his book of asset management that continues to just not make sense. I do, however, have a REAL problem with one thing. The last guy that should be speaking his mind is Max Pacioretty.
Vegas traded Pacioretty this offseason sending him to Carolina. Pacioretty didn’t just get traded. Vegas had to attach Dylan Couglan to the deal just to convince the Hurricanes to take him. The Golden Knights received quite literally nothing in return.
People can say whatever they want about the trade but who can blame them? Pacioretty has played a total of 87 games the last two years. He’s never on the ice. The guy is made of glass. He’s not worth having on your team. Unreliable and never healthy. Decent goal scorer with a good shot but he provides quite literally nothing else. It was a failed trade from start to finish.
You would think that Pacioretty would be done with it and just happy to have a fresh start. Nope. He ran his mouth today despite the fact that he’s been shit and let every fan of this franchise down.
Pacioretty had this to say recently:
“When I first got to Vegas, it was weird that there was, like, no accountability,” said Pacioretty. “And I’m not talking about in the team; I’m talking about like ever. You couldn’t feel pressure coming off anyone else, from the coach to the management.”
“There was a relief when I got there. But then I found myself being like, ‘I’ve got to reel this in and hold myself to a higher standard which I had always done.’ But maybe I got away from it when I had everyone else holding me accountable (in Montreal),” Pacioretty added.
“I mentioned that at the end of the year that no one is really holding us accountable,” Pacioretty explained. “If we have a bad year like this, the city would be half on fire in Montreal. Here in Vegas, it’s 80 degrees, and it’s sunny. We’re getting our car washed and getting our organic food, and going to play golf.
“I was kind of like, ‘we’ve got to police this thing a little better amongst each other.’ I don’t want to say it was a country club, but you have no one from the outside holding you accountable.”
“A lot of these guys haven’t played somewhere else so they don’t know really what it’s like,” Pacioretty said. “I’ve felt myself personally it always gets the best out of you when my coach or someone else are demanding and hold you accountable and I found myself almost missing that a tiny bit when things went wrong this year.”
Let’s get the obvious out of the way. A shake up in the coaching ranks was needed. Pete DeBoer is a good coach but one that doesn’t have much of a spine to him. You could just see the lack of urgency every time he spoke. The Bruce Cassidy hire should excite fans for that reason. Say whatever you want about that guy but he’s a hard ass and will hold his players accountability.
None of that is really relevant when it comes to Pacioretty. Accountable? Dude… you’re NEVER on the ice. Maybe take better care of your body. Maybe try scoring more goals. Maybe try not being a piece of shit and leaving your teammates out to dry with another injury. Someone should hold you accountable for failing. People have been thrown in jail for less. Losing Nick Suzuki for this bum should put Pacioretty in prison.
If Max Pacioretty wants to fight me I’ll happily accept. Just want to put that out there. What he did today lacks so much self awareness you can’t make it up. Accountable? Do you think if Pacioretty did his job he would have gotten traded away for nothing? The answer is no.
The best ability is availability. Max Pacioretty may as well be the anti-christ when it comes to that statement. He has ZERO room to talk.