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Monday, 26 October 2009

Seven Days Of Scary - Four

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Four Days of Scary Stuff. Both of these bring about fear. Granted, the latter doesn't really signify the end of the world as we know it, but HBIC has never claimed to be of biblical proportions either. Here is Day Four of the Seven Days of Scary. Enjoy!

THUNDEROUS HIT

This one is fresh off the ice. Rob Scuderi of the Los Angeles Kings absolutely low-bridges Jason Chimera of the Columbus Blue Jackets in last night's game, and Chimera comes up dazed, confused, and bloodied.

SCARY UNIFORM

I'm all for charities getting a boost because of a hockey team's promotional jersey, but there's just some uniforms that don't fit the bill. Case in point? Princeton's men's hockey team donned "pink" uniforms to help support awareness for breast cancer research last season. The only problem? They weren't all that pink. Why do teams say they are going to support something when all they do is add a band of pink tape to their uniforms?

You're better than this, Princeton. Or at least I thought you were. Horrible.

BLOODY FIGHTS

Back in the 1980s, fights were at an all-time high. 1989-90 had its fair share of scraps, and this one features Kris King of the New York Rangers, journeyman Yvon Corriveau of the Washington Capitals, and a pint of Corriveau's blood.

We have three days of scary stuff to go. Keep your eyes on this site as we progress towards Halloween. All Hallow's Eve will have a special post!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

3 comments:

Blake said...

That scuderi hit was brutal. I know it will probably be deemed legal after review but I hate to see that type of stuff in the game. It's downright disrespectful. But this is coming from a guy who thought Scott Stevens was dirty.

MY said...

If you want bloody fights, I recall Jim Cummins was quite a bleeder, but a decent fighter (Purinton vs Cummer when he was with the Isles comes to mind). Vandy from the Hawks was also another bleeder. Although he made a mess of Kypreos in that pre-season match when Vandy was a Ranger(there's only news footage of it). Stan Jonathan vs Bouchard was quite bloody, but I don't remember if Bouchard was cut by a punch or by falling on the ice. Bobby Nystrom always made people bleed as well.

I assume the Malarchuk "hit" is gonna come up shortly.

Good choices...cheers!

Teebz said...

Blake - The Scuderi hit was deemed legal at the time, but I'm sure the NHL will review it. Anytime a guy's head hits the ice, there will be a review. I doubt that there will be anything additional, but that hit just looked gruesome.

MY - I have a few more coming up this week, but those are good suggestions. Personally, it seems that whenever someone fights Milan Lucic nowadays, they come away beaten and bloodied.