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(Yahoo)   For those requiring proof that NHL goalies are insane ... Henrik Lundqvist is back on the ice and taking practice shots ... 47 days after having open heart surgery. All hail the King   (ca.sports.yahoo.com) divider line
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2021-02-24 5:43:31 PM  
Hockey players are the toughest athletes in sports.
 
2021-02-24 10:23:15 PM  
An aortic valve replacement is not that big of a deal anymore.  Mick Jagger at 75 was dancing like a freak and went on tour 6 weeks after his valve replacement.  Ahhnolt in his late 60s/70s has had 2 if I'm not mistaken.  Barely slowed him down.   Now - if Lundquist played a high-contact position, yeah they'd tell him chill out, maybe he'd be done.
/born with a bad aortic valve discovered 2 years ago
//will need replacement
///did the research
 
151 [TotalFark] [OhFark]
2021-02-24 11:10:07 PM  

RaceDTruck: Hockey players are the toughest athletes in sports.


I once had this argument with a good friend whose opinion I usually respect and agree with. He was arguing on behalf of basketball being the "tough guy sport".

He tried to make good points, I even agreed with one I think. But... No. Just no. Not even close. Not football. Not soccer. Not even MMA. Lacrosse is probably second to ice hockey in terms of:

"this dude just hit on my girlfriend, imma take him outside and tell him how I feel"
"He plays hockey"
"I'll buy him a beer then"
 
151 [TotalFark] [OhFark]
2021-02-24 11:18:12 PM  
Come to think of it, the heart of the discussion was not that basketball players were tougher, but had more endurance, agility, etc than hockey.

Point still stands. NHL plays the same number of games as NBA, less minutes AT A TIME, sure, but last I looked the nhl stars played only slightly less total minutes per game than NBA stars... BUT ON ICE. WITH CONTACT BEING THE MAIN FEATURE OF THE GAME. Tell me LeBron is gonna be anything like GOAT right now if Luka is allowed to hip check him mid-layup.
 
2021-02-25 12:11:52 AM  
Hopefully The King gets his shot at the crown next season.

/still wish he remained a career long Ranger
 
2021-02-25 6:25:24 AM  

151: Come to think of it, the heart of the discussion was not that basketball players were tougher, but had more endurance, agility, etc than hockey.

Point still stands. NHL plays the same number of games as NBA, less minutes AT A TIME, sure, but last I looked the nhl stars played only slightly less total minutes per game than NBA stars... BUT ON ICE. WITH CONTACT BEING THE MAIN FEATURE OF THE GAME. Tell me LeBron is gonna be anything like GOAT right now if Luka is allowed to hip check him mid-layup.


LeFlop would go down harder than a hockey player slamed into the wall if someone poked him while he was walking
 
2021-02-25 4:54:01 PM  

lifeslammer: 151: Come to think of it, the heart of the discussion was not that basketball players were tougher, but had more endurance, agility, etc than hockey.

Point still stands. NHL plays the same number of games as NBA, less minutes AT A TIME, sure, but last I looked the nhl stars played only slightly less total minutes per game than NBA stars... BUT ON ICE. WITH CONTACT BEING THE MAIN FEATURE OF THE GAME. Tell me LeBron is gonna be anything like GOAT right now if Luka is allowed to hip check him mid-layup.

LeFlop would go down harder than a hockey player slamed into the wall if someone poked him while he was walking


NHL Playoffs > NBA Playoffs.  Remember, 20 minutes an OT, next goal wins.

/Still remembers that PIT/PHI 5 OT classic.
//All respect to NBA players but...
///Imagine having to play 2 games straight +
 
2021-02-25 5:26:50 PM  

Rwa2play: lifeslammer: 151: Come to think of it, the heart of the discussion was not that basketball players were tougher, but had more endurance, agility, etc than hockey.

Point still stands. NHL plays the same number of games as NBA, less minutes AT A TIME, sure, but last I looked the nhl stars played only slightly less total minutes per game than NBA stars... BUT ON ICE. WITH CONTACT BEING THE MAIN FEATURE OF THE GAME. Tell me LeBron is gonna be anything like GOAT right now if Luka is allowed to hip check him mid-layup.

LeFlop would go down harder than a hockey player slamed into the wall if someone poked him while he was walking

NHL Playoffs > NBA Playoffs.  Remember, 20 minutes an OT, next goal wins.

/Still remembers that PIT/PHI 5 OT classic.
//All respect to NBA players but...
///Imagine having to play 2 games straight +


And baseball still holds it with an 8 hour tie game
 
2021-02-25 7:24:55 PM  

lifeslammer: Rwa2play: lifeslammer: 151: Come to think of it, the heart of the discussion was not that basketball players were tougher, but had more endurance, agility, etc than hockey.

Point still stands. NHL plays the same number of games as NBA, less minutes AT A TIME, sure, but last I looked the nhl stars played only slightly less total minutes per game than NBA stars... BUT ON ICE. WITH CONTACT BEING THE MAIN FEATURE OF THE GAME. Tell me LeBron is gonna be anything like GOAT right now if Luka is allowed to hip check him mid-layup.

LeFlop would go down harder than a hockey player slamed into the wall if someone poked him while he was walking

NHL Playoffs > NBA Playoffs.  Remember, 20 minutes an OT, next goal wins.

/Still remembers that PIT/PHI 5 OT classic.
//All respect to NBA players but...
///Imagine having to play 2 games straight +

And baseball still holds it with an 8 hour tie game


Test cricket is wondering why everyone's in such a blasted hurry...
 
2021-02-25 10:15:30 PM  

caira: lifeslammer: Rwa2play: lifeslammer: 151: Come to think of it, the heart of the discussion was not that basketball players were tougher, but had more endurance, agility, etc than hockey.

Point still stands. NHL plays the same number of games as NBA, less minutes AT A TIME, sure, but last I looked the nhl stars played only slightly less total minutes per game than NBA stars... BUT ON ICE. WITH CONTACT BEING THE MAIN FEATURE OF THE GAME. Tell me LeBron is gonna be anything like GOAT right now if Luka is allowed to hip check him mid-layup.

LeFlop would go down harder than a hockey player slamed into the wall if someone poked him while he was walking

NHL Playoffs > NBA Playoffs.  Remember, 20 minutes an OT, next goal wins.

/Still remembers that PIT/PHI 5 OT classic.
//All respect to NBA players but...
///Imagine having to play 2 games straight +

And baseball still holds it with an 8 hour tie game

Test cricket is wondering why everyone's in such a blasted hurry...


IIRC you can't play test cricket at night (yes to ODIs and 20/20)...but you can play extra inning games through the night if need be.
 
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