Hockey players are tough as shit

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  1. greyt

    greyt Well-Known Member

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    Alex Ovechkin = Russian machine never break. I watched the caps replay 3 times yesterday. Hockey is the best.
     
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    Post title pretty much sums it up.
     
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    Borje Salming in the 80's - 250 stitches (most of them from the inside so they don't all show). What you get when someone skates over your face...

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    Another example from last year's playoffs...

    During the second period of last night’s Game 3 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals, Bruins center Gregory Campbell dove to the ice to get in front of a shot taken by Penguins star Evgeni Malkin. The shot broke Campbell’s leg, specifically the right fibula. He stayed on the ice for 10 seconds, clearly in pain. Then he did something only a hockey player would do.
    He got up and killed the rest of the penalty off.
     
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    an older one but still a classic.[video=youtube;plvKlnguJVE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plvKlnguJVE&feature=player_detailpage#t=21[/video]
     
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    Ouch! I just checked and can't seem to find a video of it. It's almost as bad as this one.

    [video=youtube;8F1I7fRib9o]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F1I7fRib9o[/video]
     
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    Removing due to re-post. Yup, that Clint Malarchuk one was nasty...here's an old one from the 60's

    As Jeremy Roenick proved earlier in this slideshow, hockey players can tough out a broken bone or two without problem. But broken bones in the face and broken bones in the leg are two very different stories in a game played on skates.
    In 1964, the Toronto Maple Leafs faced the Detroit Red Wings in the Stanley Cup Finals. The Leafs entered Game 6 of the series down three games to two, and needed a hero to keep their Cup dreams alive. They got that hero in the form of defenceman Bobby Baun.
    Late in the third period, Baun blocked a Gordie Howe shot with his ankle and immediately crumbled to the ice. He tried to get up, but could not put any weight on the leg. He eventually was carried off the ice on a stretcher, and everyone assumed he was out for the remainder of the series.
    In the locker room, Baun refused to go to the hospital for x-rays, and insisted the doctor simply freeze his ankle, tape it tightly, and let him back out on the ice. The game ended in a tie, and as the teams skated out for the overtime period, Baun came out of the locker room ready to play. Two minutes into overtime, Baun took the puck across the blue line and ripped a shot past Terry Sawchuk to win the game and tie the series.
    After Game 6, Baun would not allow his ankle to be x-rayed. He knew from the excruciating pain that x-ray results could very well force him to sit out Game 7, and he had no such intentions. So he taped it up tightly again, took some pain-killers, and laced up his skates for the deciding game. Baun didn’t miss a shift in Game 7, and the Leafs, riding the momentum from his overtime winner the game before, coasted to a 4-0 victory, and their third consecutive Stanley Cup. After the series was over, Baun finally reported to a hospital, where x-rays revealed his ankle had been badly broken.
     
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    three posts in a row for Malarchuk but I'm just too fast for you guys
     
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    Richard Zednik had his neck slashed. Don't know how to post. Tons of blood on the ice
     
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    Yup - had to edit mine after saw it. One of the nastiest videos I've ever seen.
     
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    Marvin Eastman MMA fighter


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    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    Indeed they are!
     
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    Toughest players in any sport. Glad my parents started me on skates at 7.
     
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    The neck slash is horrific

    They should be forced to wear at least a minimal face mask
     
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    Toughest and most skilled. I don't understand why it is not more popular.
     
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    Same here. Could never figure out what's so exciting about people trying to trudge a ball up and down a field for 3 hours.
     
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    toughest sure, but i'm not sure about most skilled, at least when it comes to pure athleticism. I like hockey more than football but I still can't think of one NHLer who could do this. [video=youtube;V4-1e6Faglw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4-1e6Faglw[/video]
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    I've always heard that the people here don't relate to the players as most are not from here but overseas. Also that there is not much scoring. Only thing I ever thought should change in hockey is that they go to an Olympic size rink. Olympic hockey play is great. Way more open ice, play and action. But that cuts down on a few seats and money for the owners.