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    what's a few teeth among friends?

    <<....Hockey players do not screw around with injuries as the rest of society does.

    The latest example is Chicago defenseman Duncan Keith, who took a puck in the yap from San Jose's Patrick Marleau on Sunday and lost seven teeth (three tops, four bottoms). The injury cost the Blackhawks 6 minutes and 40 seconds of work time.

    That's right - the length of one quality Bugs Bunny cartoon....>>

    rest of story:

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... 1DJRVJ.DTL

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    Re: who you don't want to screw with a hockey player

    From same article...
    <<...During Game 5 of the Blackhawks-Canucks series, Vancouver's Sami Salo took a slap shot in the cash-and-prizes, was diagnosed after the game with a ruptured testicle, and missed no games. None.>>

    No wonder the game hasn't caught on in the US. :?

    cman

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    • #3
      Re: who you don't want to screw with a hockey player

      Originally posted by cullman
      From same article...
      <<...During Game 5 of the Blackhawks-Canucks series, Vancouver's Sami Salo took a slap shot in the cash-and-prizes, was diagnosed after the game with a ruptured testicle, and missed no games. None.>>

      No wonder the game hasn't caught on in the US. :?

      cman
      Perhaps the thread header should read "why it's pointless to screw with a hockey player."

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      • #4
        Re: why you don't want to screw with a hockey player

        Wimps compared to Steve Nash.

        'On Sunday night, it was Nash, gripping and twisting his nose as if it were Silly Putty, trying to restore its form after colliding with Derek Fisher.

        In replays, you could almost hear the cartilage crackling while the Suns veteran Grant Hill, eyes wide and teeth clenched, watched in horror.

        “That’s Steve Nash, man,” Suns guard Jason Richardson said with a mix of admiration and disbelief. “He’s used to stuff like that. He gets hit in the face all the time.”'

        http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/25/sport ... 5suns.html

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        • #5
          Re: why you don't want to screw with a hockey player

          Nash, of course, was a hockey player before he turned to hoops!

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          • #6
            Re: why you don't want to screw with a hockey player

            No brain, no pain. Big Bobby Clobber and the Hanson brothers are hockey archetypes for a reason.

            Reporter: When you look back at all of those years in hockey what do you miss the most?

            Big Bobby: My teeth.

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            • #7
              Re: why you don't want to screw with a hockey player

              Why don't they protect their faces better, the way youth hockey, or women do, is beyond me. The argument of "having obstructed vision" is totally lame. You adjust.
              "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
              by Thomas Henry Huxley

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              • #8
                Re: why you don't want to screw with a hockey player

                Originally posted by gh
                Nash, of course, was a hockey player before he turned to hoops!
                Much better as a soccer player - he was/is fantastic at that sport --- do you ever watch him keep the ball alive with a few touches, after the whistle has gone, and then lift the ball casually (with his foot) to the ref.... Occasionally, when back in Victoria, he plays the odd sandlot soccer game (just for fun), with Simon Whitfield and a few others... Steve's brother, Martin, is a professional soccer player in Vancouver, played pro. in England for a while. Apparently, Steve was at least as good as Martin in kids soccer...
                As for the mental toughness of the man, did you hear his quote, after his eye got smashed up, went for 6 stitches (no anaesthesia), came back and shot the lights out, with one eye closed in the 4th quarter? He said that a lot of the guys he played sports with in Victoria already tell him that basketball is a bit of a wussy sport, and they would never let him live it down if he didn't get stitched up, and play well in the 4th quarter..... Warrior !!!

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                • #9
                  Re: why you don't want to screw with a hockey player

                  Imagine the damage to Keith's teeth if he hadn't been wearing his mouth guard (not that there's much guarding from a chunk of frozen rubber hitting your grill at 90mph).

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                  • #10
                    Re: who you don't want to screw with a hockey player

                    why you don't want to screw with a hockey player
                    Originally posted by dj
                    Perhaps the thread header should read "why it's pointless to screw with a hockey player."
                    Originally posted by cullman
                    Vancouver's Sami Salo took a slap shot in the cash-and-prizes, was diagnosed after the game with a ruptured testicle, and missed no games. None.
                    Perhaps the thread title should read, "Why you can't screw a hockey player." :shock:

                    BTW, I'm presenting the coveted Marlow Rhetoric Award to the writer who came up with the 'cash-and-prizes' term!

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