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Old 11-28-2009, 10:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hockey players are some tough SOBs

In a world where professional athletes miss games because they got shampoo in their eyes, slept wrong or have a headache this is amazing.

Ian Laperierre decided to block a slapshot with his face yesterday in the first period. He needed 60 stitches to close the gash inside and outside of his mouth. He missed ONE PERIOD but was back on the ice for the third taking his regular shift with a visor and cage on his helmet. Now it's not like this hasn't been done before in hockey but it just goes to show you how these guys actually care about their team, the game and earning their paycheck. In a non-contact sport like baseball he'd be out 4-6 weeks.

It's stuff like this that makes it easy for me to appreciate hockey and their players. The NFL has some stories like this (Jack Youngblood and Ronnie Lott come to mind) but not as many. If I were a trainer in the NBA and MLB, two sports with far less contact then the NFL and NHL, I'd have these stories hanging around my training room as a hint to some of these over paid prima-donnas who are stealing money on the DL.

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Old 11-28-2009, 01:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This is why I love hockey. Even football players nowadays can't come back from minor injuries.
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Old 11-28-2009, 01:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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GREAT story, too bad it's a footnote in the American media. By and large they are great athletes and even better people away from the game. You hear about arrests in other sports but rarely hockey. I think it all starts with a solid home life, which is more likely due to the commitment it takes from mom and dad to get Junior to his 5:00 AM practices and out of town tournys.
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Old 11-28-2009, 01:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Marty St. Louis. I remember last season he got nailed in the nose by a puck or a stick, went into the locker room to get stitches, was back in the next period.
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Old 11-28-2009, 02:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i remember as a kidd when paul coffey was on the kings and took a slapshot to the face. teeth flying out he went out and came back to finish the game. crazy
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Old 11-28-2009, 07:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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A great example of this was done by none other than Alex Ovechkin. He broke his nose and needed stitches in his lip... and went on to score 4 goals, including the overtime winner to beat the Canadiens 5-4.

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Old 11-29-2009, 01:37 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Same case in a Bruins/Canes game earlier this year. Eric Staal took a slap shot to the face, went in and got about 20+ stitches, came back the next period. As a Bruins fan, I hate the Canes...but I got serious respect for Staal (and anyone else) who does that!
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:36 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I think he lost a few teeth as well.
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