Despite the fact that nobody — Bruins fans included — blamed Pacioretty for the overreaction from Montreal fans who called 911, police who launched a criminal investiagion and NHL sponsors who threatened to pull their league affiliation, the 22-year-old Connecticut native expects the "boo birds" to be out in full force on Thursday.
In a video posted on TSN.ca, Pacioretty was asked why he expects to be booed. his answer was self-explanatory.
"It's Boston fans, for ya. You don't think so?" he asked reporters "I've heard from a couple of people they'll come out."
The only appropriate response from Bruins fans now is obviously to give Pacioretty a standing ovation when he takes his first shift. That's just Boston fans for you.
Tell 'em, Don Cherry!