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    Default Ballard dumb move...

    What a stupid move... seriously.. I used to get mad and hit my stick.. but I was YOUNG and not in the NHL... dumb dumb dumb...

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    ***shakes head***
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    I agree, not a bright move. Even the original intent of the move of breaking a stick is not bright. Then again, I don't know all of the rituals there.


    Just think how good a player he would be if he could redirect all of that rage into actually playing hockey.

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    Holy smokes - just saw the video, and it looked like nothing.
    That's the thing about hockey, emotions run high (I've seen this A LOT more since my oldest started body checking), and the players basically carry weapons in the form of their sticks and skates.... Accidents ARE going to happen.
    Heck, we (a team member) had a broken wrist on the weekend from a check.

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    As a former goaltender.... only I get to break sticks on the goal post...

    And really a stick should never be used like that, it's dangerous and unsportsmanlike. As you can see a really talented person was hurt during the stick smash.

    Hockey is a very emotional sport, and I could see something like this happening in a more unprofessional division, but to see it happen in the NHL is a little silly.

    These guys know they are under the spotlight, they should know a little better.

    The one caveat... as Ron McLean once said (i think it was Ron), even Betty Crocker burns a Cake every now and again.

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    Dude's okay though, right? Just a cut to his ear or something? Why did they have him on a stretcher?

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    The stretcher was probably just the procedure... A hit to the side of head like that would probably disorientate him the goaltender.

    I know this because I was beaned once in the head with a 95mph put out of a puck machine (long story)... I've been hit in the head more times than I can remember, it doesn't hurt, but it can really disorientate your senses.

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    I think it's so needless/annoying when players get angry and hit the post/boards with their stick, or when they get a penalty and slam their stick on the door.... just so unsportsmanlike

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    his ear is off? omg that really sucks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Daddy View Post
    As a former goaltender.... only I get to break sticks on the goal post...
    Exactly that's what I thought too!!! I am a former goaltender too and LEAVE MY POSTS ALONE!!!!! lol

    I also am not sure how the stick cut his ear???? I mean the helmets cover that area... right? weird...


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