Monday, March 19, 2007

Konstantinov turns 40

KONSTANTINOV AT 40: Former Wings defenseman Vladimir Konstantinov turns 40 today. It's been a decade since his NHL career was halted by the June 13, 1997, limousine accident that caused severe injuries and a brief coma. Konstantinov has not fully recovered, but he has been able to eschew a wheelchair in favor of a walker, and those Wings who played with him recognize his unconquerable character when he stops by the dressing room before pregame warm-ups on occasion.



At 6:46 PM, March 19, 2007, Blogger NeuroJoe said...

Vlad was at Stevie Y's retirement ceremony and he unfortunately looks closer to 80 than 40. What a shame to see such a physical specimen taken down in the prime of his life.

At 8:34 PM, March 19, 2007, Blogger DaveO said...

Vladi had one of the best hip checks ever. He would send guys flying with a quick turn of his hockey buttocks. Not dirty but devastating.


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