Montreal's Max Pacioretty had to be taken out on a stretcher Tuesday after a hit from Boston's Zdeno Chara. Pacioretty suffered a broken vertebra and a concussion. (AP)

When Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara checked Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty into the boards Tuesday night, he left Pacioretty with a concussion and a broken vertebra. Chara wasn’t suspended, but Elliotte Friedman of the CBC’s ”Hockey Night in Canada” thinks he should have been. Bill talks with Friedman about the hit.  We’ll also report on the effectiveness of the league’s ban on blind-side hits and some new proposals that will be discussed when general managers hold meetings next week.