In last night's game Devils veteran Ondrej Palat caught a high stick in the mouth and was forced to leave the second period with knocked-out teeth and busted lips. But in the tradition of heroic hockey players Ondrej had his mouth sewn up in the locker-room and came back in the third period -- where he scored another key goal. This picture tells the story.
The Devils are TOUGH.
Happy International Women's Day, Ally! Hooray for women who love sports! (How 'bout those Bruins?? hee hee).ReplyDelete
Same to you!Delete
One of the things I miss now I'm getting older is the physicality of sport, I never had a chance to play ice hockey, but think it might have been a bit too fast for me to play.ReplyDelete
These days many of my joints remind me of the knocks I took when younger, but I wouldn't have missed one of them.
I understand. Regret is part of growing old. See if you can find new physical activities to enjoy within your limits. For example, I can't run so I go outside and hike in nature as often as I can.Delete
Greetings from Prague and thank you for the shout out to my fellow citizen, Ally! (Even though Palát is from another part of the Czech Republic. :) ) I'm not THAT much of a hockey fan, but having grown up with a father and brother who very much were, I couldn't stay entirely indifferent to the sport. So I know that Palát is one of our greatest right now, and he even won the Golden Hockey Stick (an award given to the best Czech player) in 2022.ReplyDelete
And happy IWD to Ally and everyone here, too!
What a nice message! Thank you. Happy IWD to you, too.Delete
Happy IWD! Hope you're starting to feel on the mend.ReplyDelete
Hockey players are made of special stuff! Very tough indeed. We sometimes get one or two in our wellness center (being located downtown). I don't often recognize the sports players but my coworkers do. Lol! They definitely need to relax after games like that.
The sport requires more toughness than others, like say bowling... :)Delete
Wow!!!! To come back in like that after losing all your teeth. The mere happening of that would be devastating to me! What amazing resilience and determination!! The Devils deserved that win!! Kezzie xReplyDelete
Yup. I would have gone home and moaned on the couch. :)Delete