When I was growing up, we moved all over the place.
And every time I went to a new school there'd be a kid named Andrew, and every Andrew I ever met was ... bookish.
The opposite of tough.
Not an athlete.
But Andrew Shaw changed all that last night when he went down with the point blank puck to the face.
I thought he was dead.
When a guy falls in a heap like that and doesn't move...
They cut to a commercial really fast, my imaginaton was going crazy.
Surely there were emergency guys on the ice yelling GET BACK!
Ambulances and blood and stretchers and and a priest.
When the game came back on the announcers said something about hockey not being for the faint of heart.
Then they cut to that weird guy with the glasses on the sidelines and I'm totally prepared for him to say that Andrew has left us.
But instead he talks about the game.
Awhile later...here comes Andrew Shaw!
He's got a buncha stitches in the side of his face.
I totally figure it's a psych move - like "See Bruins - YOU CAN'T HURT US" and that he'd go skate around and then go sit down.
Obviously, I don't know hockey.
Guy plays the rest of the game like he didn't just almost die.
Except for when they kick him off for bleeding too much.
When Duncan Keith got all his teeth knocked out and came back in, you just thought well, that's the toughest SOB I've ever seen.
Same thing all over again with Shaw.
What a stud.
And you guys all know what happens.
That'll be a famous catchphrase and a million headlines I'm sure.
What a jaw dropping, incredible, impossible turn of events.
Cut to Blackhawks jumping.
Cut to Bruins dejected.
Cut to the shaking of the hands shot.
Cut to Captain Jonathan Toews shaking hands with some guy and hoisting the Stanley Freaking Cup.