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(NHL)   Hockey player purposely puts his face between a slapshot and his net. Bonus: same player finished a game last year with a torn spleen. Now that's hard core   (capitals.nhl.com) divider line
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2009-11-18 12:38:25 PM  
I think Quintin Laing has proven to be a player any team would be lucky to have.
 
2009-11-18 12:56:53 PM  
Reg would be proud...

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2009-11-18 1:35:04 PM  
The term hardcore is a single word. I mean, he may well have a hard core, but I don't think that is what you were going for there.
 
2009-11-18 2:54:31 PM  
C A P S caps caps caps.

That's sick. Definitly going to more caps games this year than redskins.

Also, headline fails to mention Brads bloody fight and goal that night.
 
2009-11-18 3:41:52 PM  
OLD TIME HOCKEY...EDDIE SHORE...PUTTIN' ON THE FOIL

JC
 
2009-11-18 3:44:55 PM  
Capitals captain Chris Clark on Quintin Laing: "It's like he plays the game with someone else's body."

Laing is a coach's dream.
 
2009-11-18 3:50:56 PM  
Was it Avery?

/Suspension!
 
2009-11-18 3:52:25 PM  
hardcore?

Sounds like a hockey player playing good hockey to me.

//Sabres fan still missing the shot blocking prowess of Jay McKee
 
2009-11-18 3:57:28 PM  
Lightweight

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2009-11-18 3:58:26 PM  

Steigen: hardcore?

Sounds like a hockey player playing good hockey to me.

//Sabres fan still missing the shot blocking prowess of Jay McKee


The prowness that got him infected and possibly cost you the 2006 ECF?

\Sorry, can't resist poking you guys with a stick.
\\Injuries happen.
 
2009-11-18 4:00:42 PM  
Last night's game was great, Ovie scoring from the blue line on his first shot since getting hurt, Gaborik netting two , Lundquist and Varlamov making great saves, and a bloody haymaker filled fight.

It was hockey at it's best.
 
2009-11-18 4:00:49 PM  
ooh. not the face. ouch. somebody coach that guy. you're supposed to do it with your shinpads.

colour me impressed though. and what the fark is it about spleens that they can just break like that? Seems you hear about a couple of those every year.
 
2009-11-18 4:01:11 PM  
I like hockey, but face it, alot of idiots are raised by DOn Cherry, (the hockey analyst not the jazz trumpeter). This guy found gold from people listening to the words that come from his ass. Always talking about how tough players need to be, how they must sacrifice thier bodies, play to the point of intending to injure others, and putting yourself in danger just for the sake of keeping a puck from geting in the net.

Its wacked, someone is going to die someday because of this all important myth that winning the Stanley cup matters more than your safety.

Don CHerry you made your money, you got what you wanted so retire or DIAF.
 
2009-11-18 4:01:33 PM  
Oh yeah and a guy stopping a slapshot with his face.
 
2009-11-18 4:26:01 PM  

DoBeDoBeDo: Last night's game was great, Ovie scoring from the blue line on his first shot since getting hurt, Gaborik netting two , Lundquist and Varlamov making great saves, and a bloody haymaker filled fight.

It was hockey at it's best.


No doubt. I just upgraded from a 27" Standard Def CRT to a 46" Samsung LED flatscreen, and the Dish Network guy installed my HD box yesterday afternoon. That game was my first experience watching hockey in HD, and it was glorious.

/Still pissed that Gaborik is not in Minnesota anymore
 
2009-11-18 4:30:58 PM  

Big 900: That game was my first experience watching hockey in HD, and it was glorious.


Isn't it though?...HD is going to save Bettman from his own incompetence.
 
2009-11-18 4:31:14 PM  
I didn't see the face-shot in the video recap. Did he lay out knowing his face would get smacked, or did he just lay out like a dozen other players did last night?
 
2009-11-18 4:35:44 PM  

Treygreen13: I didn't see the face-shot in the video recap. Did he lay out knowing his face would get smacked, or did he just lay out like a dozen other players did last night?


He just laid out, the taking it in the face part was unlucky. I was more impressed by Bradley getting some stitches to the head after the fight then coming back to score the game winner on a breakaway.
 
2009-11-18 4:38:52 PM  

jonbasini: Its wacked, someone is going to die someday because of this all important myth that winning the Stanley cup matters more than your safety.


We may not be the fastest or the strongest, but there should never be any doubt about who possesses the 'indominable will to win'.

And with that, I'm sorry to say that while you were out of the country, your citizenship has been revoked.

Your passport will be returned to you if you respond to someone blocking the passageway in a Korean market with a slew foot or a blind hit from behind.

You can also reclaim your citizenship with a live on air kiss with Dougie Gilmour. It's actually amongst the most common ways of becoming a Canadian now.
 
2009-11-18 4:39:39 PM  
Add to this Matt Bradley getting into a bloody fistfight requiring 6 stitches, only to return and net the gwg in the 3rd.
 
2009-11-18 4:41:35 PM  
I was there...sadly.

It was scary for the 5 seconds when he wasn't moving. Then he got up.
 
2009-11-18 4:43:06 PM  

jonbasini: I like hockey, but face it, alot of idiots are raised by DOn Cherry, (the hockey analyst not the jazz trumpeter). This guy found gold from people listening to the words that come from his ass. Always talking about how tough players need to be, how they must sacrifice thier bodies, play to the point of intending to injure others, and putting yourself in danger just for the sake of keeping a puck from geting in the net.

Its wacked, someone is going to die someday because of this all important myth that winning the Stanley cup matters more than your safety.

Don CHerry you made your money, you got what you wanted so retire or DIAF.


um, yeah. Though I doubt the player actually "purposely" stopped the puck with his face, the idea that that would be tagged "Cool" rather than "Stupid" or even "Sad" is why hockey is dominated by meatheads.

I say this, however, only having known high school & college hockey players. Maybe it's different in the pros.
 
2009-11-18 4:43:38 PM  
The Washington Ovechkins.
 
2009-11-18 4:47:37 PM  
Your passport will be returned to you if you respond to someone blocking the passageway in a Korean market with a slew foot or a blind hit from behind.

You can also reclaim your citizenship with a live on air kiss with Dougie Gilmour. It's actually amongst the most common ways of becoming a Canadian now.


I must update my profile, for I know live in the NW part of CALGARY, ALBERTA. If I did lose my citizenship and even though I do not swing in that way, I would sooner give a kiss to
Mark Messier than to Doug Gilmour just to spite the masses in this fine city.

Good posting unyon, made me smile.
 
2009-11-18 4:50:42 PM  

somethingvague: um, yeah. Though I doubt the player actually "purposely" stopped the puck with his face, the idea that that would be tagged "Cool" rather than "Stupid" or even "Sad" is why hockey is dominated by meatheads.

I say this, however, only having known high school & college hockey players. Maybe it's different in the pros.


It's the difference between a guy who has the passion to do whatever it takes to be able to play the game he loves, and a guy who quits playing in high school because it gets too hard.
 
2009-11-18 4:53:15 PM  
He'll be suspended by the end of the week.
 
2009-11-18 5:06:47 PM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: The Washington Ovechkins.


The Capitals biggest advantage is that the rest of the league actually thinks this. You guys keep thinking they're a one line team, and the Laich/Bradley/Fleischmann/Perreault types will keep tearing your team apart.
 
2009-11-18 5:10:46 PM  

jonbasini: I like hockey, but face it, alot of idiots are raised by DOn Cherry, (the hockey analyst not the jazz trumpeter). This guy found gold from people listening to the words that come from his ass. Always talking about how tough players need to be, how they must sacrifice thier bodies, play to the point of intending to injure others, and putting yourself in danger just for the sake of keeping a puck from geting in the net.

Its wacked, someone is going to die someday because of this all important myth that winning the Stanley cup matters more than your safety.

Don CHerry you made your money, you got what you wanted so retire or DIAF.


Check out old Coach's Corner! Don Cherry over-and-over tells players blocking shots to turn their head towards the ice to not take a shot in the face, letting them know that shot blocking is dangerous, and requires a lot of skill to be done safely.

I don't really agree with you (although, having been captain of my law school hockey squad I broke two ribs and never missed a shift, even though we sucked), but actually Don is on your side here.
 
2009-11-18 5:24:12 PM  

MBFGeek: somethingvague: um, yeah. Though I doubt the player actually "purposely" stopped the puck with his face, the idea that that would be tagged "Cool" rather than "Stupid" or even "Sad" is why hockey is dominated by meatheads.

I say this, however, only having known high school & college hockey players. Maybe it's different in the pros.

It's the difference between a guy who has the passion to do whatever it takes to be able to play the game he loves, and a guy who quits playing in high school because it gets too hard.


I think there's a difference between playing hard and intentionally taking a 100 or so mph puck to the goddamn face. That's the point where "playing hard" and "having passion" becomes "being an absolute moran" and, if you're a good player, "hurting the team by sidelining yourself for two months due to a broken jaw for the sole purpose of stopping a single goal."
 
2009-11-18 5:31:07 PM  
Better than a puck in the throat...

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2009-11-18 5:37:17 PM  
Thought this thread might be about Stephane Robidas...

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Dude's had his nose broken more times than I can count. And always put some tissue up his nose and comes back out for more...
 
2009-11-18 5:47:04 PM  
You're not supposed to block it with your face. This should have had the Fail tag.
 
2009-11-18 5:55:55 PM  

Steigen: hardcore?

Sounds like a hockey player playing good hockey to me.

//Sabres fan still missing the shot blocking prowess of Jay McKee


We're liking him on Pittsburgh. He's out for a couple weeks now, joining 4 of our other top 6 defensemen.

/yikes
 
2009-11-18 5:56:54 PM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: The Washington Ovechkins.


Except the Caps have been killing it all november without him.
 
2009-11-18 5:58:30 PM  

LSDemon: Britney Spear's Speculum: The Washington Ovechkins.

The Capitals biggest advantage is that the rest of the league actually thinks this. You guys keep thinking they're a one line team, and the Laich/Bradley/Fleischmann/Perreault types will keep tearing your team apart.


Yep:

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2009-11-18 5:59:43 PM  
Just for the record, I think the Caps are a great team and only getting better.
 
2009-11-18 6:30:58 PM  
You're supposed to sacrifice the body, Laing, the body.
 
2009-11-18 7:18:24 PM  
fark the Caps. They suck. Always have, always will.

GO PENS GO!!!
 
2009-11-18 8:38:14 PM  
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Caps, fark Yeah!
 
2009-11-18 9:12:42 PM  
The Washington Ovechkins look great until the 2nd round of the playoffs.

You know you're a great team when your "pick-me-up" is one player getting his ass kicked, and another diving in front of a puck and consequently having to sit out for weeks with a broken jaw.
 
2009-11-18 9:44:35 PM  
Playing through an injury is a bit of a health risk but does show the strength of determination that a player may have. Kudos for players like that, and in general, shot blockers. Guys that work hard like Laing are great for the team but we shouldn't be wanking off to the fact that he botched a shot block and took it to the face.

I mean, the effort was there and it's admirable but... well...he took a slapshot to the face. That's called doing it wrong, ye know? No matter what team you support.
 
2009-11-18 9:56:30 PM  

DenisBergkamp:
I mean, the effort was there and it's admirable but... well...he took a slapshot to the face. That's called doing it wrong, ye know? No matter what team you support.


I agree, but the reason Laing is a fan favorite is because he would come back and do the exact same thing again. Not that we want him to, but he would do it, if it meant one fewer goal against.

He became a fan favorite because of the way he selflessly blocked shots on the Caps improbable run to the playoffs two years ago. And he kept at it, even after spending last year in the minors because the team knew he would never clear re-entry waivers.
 
2009-11-18 10:23:54 PM  

Boris S. Wort: Better than a puck in the throat...


And waaaay better than a skate in the throat.
 
2009-11-18 11:16:32 PM  

Luthiel: Boris S. Wort: Better than a puck in the throat...

And waaaay better than a skate in the throat.


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What if a player takes his skate off and tries to stab someone with it?
 
2009-11-18 11:34:24 PM  
Dammit Pronger

/oh wait...
 
2009-11-18 11:42:48 PM  

Lumox: C A P S caps caps caps.

That's sick. Definitly going to more caps games this year than redskins.

Also, headline fails to mention Brads bloody fight and goal that night.


The Bradley-Voros fight (new window)

/just posted as a service to all hockey fans
 
2009-11-18 11:50:04 PM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: The Washington Ovechkins.


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2009-11-19 1:57:45 AM  
Is the Washington Ovechkins supposed to be an insult?
Oh man, the Caps have the best player in the world, that sucks!

Or, is it supposed to be a funny clip at them being a 1-man team?

You probably don't have any data to go with that but I do. The Caps top 3 players only account for about 40% of the team goals.

The have 12 players that have scored multiple goals and 18 players that have scored (tied for 3rd in the league)

The most impressive part about all of that balanced scoring is that they are doing it at a higher rate than any other team in the league at almost 4 goals a game (3.67) with 77 total goals already (also 1st in the league.) 15 of those goals belong to Ovechkin.
 
2009-11-19 3:05:54 AM  
Well, you don't keep an NHL job by dodging slapshots...

Kudos to Bradley and Laing, but fark the Caps.


ONE MAN TEAM! ONE MAN TEAM!
 
2009-11-19 3:24:38 AM  

jonbasini: I must update my profile, for I know live in the NW part of CALGARY, ALBERTA. If I did lose my citizenship and even though I do not swing in that way, I would sooner give a kiss to
Mark Messier than to Doug Gilmour just to spite the masses in this fine city.


Ah. In that case, I can grant your citizenship back when you buy me a pint at the next Calgary Fark party. :)
 
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