Sometimes I look back at the blog.
See what we were talking about last year.
And... about a year ago, Johnny Oduya took a puck to the body and stayed in the game.
Because he's an animal.
The other night against Tampa - did you see?
He took a puck off his leg and lets face it - if was you or me we would have been balling like babies on the ice with the camera on and millions of people watching.
He actually had to leave the game and may not play tonight (Fri) against the Red Wings.
Think about that.
Proabably the puck hit him flush in a bone and something chipped off.
Or maybe a muscle group in his thigh turned into liver.
Whatever it was, the Lightning had the puck down by Crawford, and Oduya had to get up and try to skate around like both his legs were still attached when EVERYBODY KNEW ONE HAD COME LOOSE.
And I rolled off the couch and went "BOOOAAAHHHHHHHHH WHOOOOOOOOOAAAAA AHHHHHHHHHH" on the floor til the Lightning scored and they went to a commercial.
If I'm someplace public, like a bar, watching hockey and a guy like Oduya takes a puck to the body, I'm always proud of myself for not making that noise and rolling on the floor.
At least.. it hasn't happened yet.
Anyway, tonight the Hawks play the Detroit Red Wings.
And had the league not realigned and taken the Wings out of the Hawks' division, this would be one of the games we'd all be freaking out over.
I HATE the Wings.
Worse than the Kings.
Worse than Ovechkin.