Monday, November 13, 2006

Hockey players are tough

On Sunday night Columbus Blue Jackets winger Nikolai Zherdev slashed Rene Bourque in the throat with his skate. You might remember that Clint Malarchuk had his jugular vein severed in a similar incident when playing for the ’89 Sabres. That was back when hockey players were tough. As fans in the front row began fainting from the sight, the Sabres and Blues continued on playing while Clint lay bleeding profusely. Sure, he developed obsessive compulsive disorder out of the whole ordeal, but he left the ice under his own power and was back playing two weeks later. And what's more, he didn't even spill any blood on his jersey. That's commitment.

(WARNING: If you aren't tough like Clint, I don't recommend you watch the video)

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