Emery likes his bugs
Off Wing Opinion references an Ottawa Citizen story today that profiles Senators backup goaltender Ray Emery, and Eric picks out a quote that tells us a little bit about the guy. In case you didn't click on the story for a read, however, here's a detail that makes the story:
Emery financed the tattoo with the $500 he collected in a bet with captain Daniel Alfredsson. Alfredsson had challenged Emery to eat a cockroach that was scampering through the team's dressing room when the Senators were in Raleigh, North Carolina, for a game in late October.
Emery munched away and won.
Hah. And you have to know that when Ken Warren heard that, he was thinking one thing: "Well, there's my lede."
Every hockey team's got at least one guy like that — the crazy guy — and you have to know that when Alfredsson saw the bug, there was only one player he thought to ask to eat the damn thing.