I am still hung over from the Bruins victory. As I awoke on a deflated air mattress covered in champagne and other various alcoholic beverages, I realized that the Bruins had won the Stanley Cup. That is how I want to wake up for the rest of my life. Words cannot describe what it means. However, since this is a blog, I will try and describe what it means and how tough these dudes really are. Being hung over for 2 days is nothing compared to what these guys went through.
“Horton suffered the injury in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning, before his concussion he was actually hurt,” Chiarelli said. “He had a serious separated shoulder. He was hurt significantly.” Milan Lucic had a severe toe injury and David Krejci played through a right-shoulder injury, which he suffered in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on a hit by Lightning defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron.” ESPN/Boston.com
I mean you just have to start clapping when you read this article. Hockey players, when injured, have had a phrase made up about how tough they are. They always say on Sportscenter, “he’ll be back, he’s a hockey player”. I’d say 9 times out of 10, the player does return to the ice. Looks like the first line for the B’s caught a case of the injury bug, eh? Nathan Horton had a severely separated shoulder, and he ended up scoring the game winning goal in game 7. That right there is just absolutely ridiculous, and there was no mention of it until now. I always thought there was something wrong with Lucic, especially against Montreal. However, we all know how annoying toe injuries are. I broke my big toe once, thought I was sidelined for a year. Krejci also showed his bad-ass side by playing with a right shoulder injury for 14 games. He had the most points in the playoffs and he was playing with one arm for the last two rounds. You can’t see me, but I am tipping my cap as I type.
By the way, Peter Chiarelli, went on to say that as many as two Bruins may need off season surgery. So suck on that Vancouver.