Meet Mr. Koci
I'm guessing Reebok didn't put an awful lot of thought into the aerodynamically improved tie-down system.
I've never written about this David Koci fellow, but he's got a pretty interesting rap sheet. For one, he's probably the only Czech heavyweight I've ever seen (correct me if I'm wrong), and he's put up 105 PIMs in just 14 career NHL games (which would equal out to 615 over an 82 game season).
He first showed up in the bigs toward the end of last season (March 10), picked up 42 PIMs in his first game and was well on his way to, well, to whatever guys like this go on to. (Brain damage?)
I know some fans out this way will want to make a case for Bryan McCabe, but Koci's quite possibly the least talented player in the league. He's played 65:57 minutes in his NHL career, including 1:43 on the power play and five seconds shorthanded. (Which the bright bulbs will note means he's been in the box more than on the ice.)
I'm afraid I don't know what he's doing in the league.
"I want to play a hard, physical game and play tough in front of the net, but I don't want to be stupid by looking for a fight," said Koci, a winger. "But when somebody goes after Kane, [Jonathan] Toews, [Martin] Havlat and guys like that ... I'm there to answer the message."Pssst... you mean "send a message."