Sunday, February 10, 2008

they don't call 'em the SABRES for nothing...

does anyone else find it a bit strange that the only two major skate-to-throat accidents, in the NHL (in my lifetime, anyways), have both occurred in buffalo ? wow... hopefully zednik will have a quick recovery and not suffer from all the PTSD/OCD stuff that plagued malarchuk well into retirement....

additionally, i'm a bit confused if clint malarchuk is currently the goaltending coach for the blue jackets, or an equine dentist....

discuss.

3 comments:

mrgoalie said...

Saw the video on Sportscentre. Easily one of the scariest things I've seen in the NHL. I don't think the image of the blood will be leaving my mind for quite some time.

It's just good to hear that he's going to be okay. I wonder what kind of neck protection backlash will follow this... similar to how much media the visor got after the Berard eye injury a few years back.

walkinvisible said...

the neck protection commentary has been done, though. i believe it started 18 years, 11 months and 11 days ago....

the zednik highlight (lowlight ??) is brutal, to be sure.... but nothing will ever beat the malarchuk replay; the sheer size of the pool of blood in just the first milliseconds..... either way, both are pure slasher-flick gory and absolutely horrifying....

the garbajosa injury might be worse --i wouldn't know... i've HEARD the replay, but never had the guts to actually WATCH.

i just hope zednik doesn't suffer from all the emotional/mental problems that malarchuk did following his on-ice near-death....

Steal Thunder said...

Is it just me, or can you actually still see the scar across his throat? Or maybe that's just a fold in his neck skin...