Thursday, January 25, 2007

Kronwall's headache

I'd heard Red Wings defenceman Niklas Kronwall was out with facial lacerations, but what I didn't know was how it happened. I think this photo from Detroit's game before the break tells you all you need to know:

Thanks to Jes Golbez for unearthing the picture (and providing some off-colour commentary).


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At 5:25 a.m., January 26, 2007, Anonymous Jeff Adams#2 said...

Back to the photograph.

I want to send this photo to every guy on my duffers league team.

Should I?

Am I allowed to push
my views on my team
should I protect my eyes,
nose and mouth with a cage
and let them make their own choice to wear half visors and mouthpieces.

I'm not the first person to bring it up and we are only playing once a week hockey. This photo makes me cringe for my face.

I am not afraid of the play infering with my face, I am worried about the guy who, just like me, plays the game at full speed in the head and fights the game with his wild body.

Number #22 on my team, Jack, skated roller hockey as a kid, has 10 goals and an assist this season and plays a beautiful train weck of a game on the ice. I suspect he can only turn right. I know I can't turn left.

I don't want to pick a fight with the collective machismo of my team about their individual eyes and teeth but... wow. I cringe for their eyes and teeth.

A kick like that is not what I want to take or give when lace up sunday nights.

Any thoughts?

At 5:38 p.m., January 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't care what anyone said on the ice, I wear a full plexiglass shield. If someone drops the gloves, take it off before throwing down to silence all of the bogus criticism for wearing one.

I was taking photos at a local mite game where the players could barely get over the boards. They kind of speed up and point themselves in the right direction, and then flop over. One player flopped over and his skate hit me in the side of the head. It felt like someone dropped something on my head from 20 feet up.

Not sure how it happened, but I didnt even have a scratch.


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