Friday, July 14, 2006

Talk about collectibles!

Holy shit! Beautiful! I remember being a kid watching the news reels the night it happened. Clint Malarchuk eventually ended up in the AHL, but suffered from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, often not even leaving his hotel room for practice. He got some therapy and persevered, or something, but his career highlight remains the near on-ice death from getting his jugular sliced open by his own defenceman (Uwe Krupp, I believe).

Here's the clip, although be warned: it's gross:
Of course, it's all okay because he didn't die. Scary, though.



Puckhat tip to Deadspin NHL.

8 comments:

mike w said...

Actually, upon further review, I don't think it's Uwe Krupp.

Full credit goes to number 35, Steve Tuttle, who I remember vaguely.

PhantomJoe1920 said...

Clint's slice-and-dice was unreal although Salming having his face slashed by a skate blade back in 86' ( from chin up to eyebrow IIRC and requiring nearly 300 stitches ) was more gruesome.

Other honorable mentions: Trent McCleary's shot block on Therien that led to a collapsed larnyx back in 00'...or Audette having his arm sliced open by Dvorak ( then of the Rangers ) attempting to breakup a play back in 01'.

Still though, these vids or images never get old nor do they escape one's mind.

Showerhead said...

My god that came out fast...

this man survived you say?

Scarlett said...

Wow, that sure came shooting out. Shocking that he survived.

Steve said...

So apparently Malarchuk's a horse dentist now. For some reason, that's awesome.

Steve said...

We've signed Horcoff to three years, $10.8M. Given that he was going to be a UFA next year, given that he was basically a median-outputting first line centre last year, and given how terrified I was by some of the comparables he was likely to claim at arbitration (hello, Brad Richards) I'm happy with the deal. Comments from people who know more about what they're talking about than I do?

Gary said...

I think that was the same thing that happened to Michael Cameron, a young Edmonton kid who died from the incident. There's an Edmonton hockey arena named in his honour.

Anonymous said...

Skated off under his own power, and played again just 3 weeks later.

But the incident sent him spinning into depression. The full-length ESPN feature that these clips come from document his personal hell. Things were very, very bad for him - he was on the brink of suicide.

He IS a horse dentist now, also part-time goalie coach for the Florida Panthers - tho he may follow Luongo to Vancouver.