OH MY GOD A MAN WAS JUST KILLED ON THE ICE AND THE ASSAILANT WILL UNDOUBTEDLY BE HEARING ABOUT IT TODAY FROM CZAR SHANAHAN. How do you feel about it, Alex Ovechkin?
“To be honest with you, I don’t think it was a dirty play,” Ovechkin said. “He saw him coming. He turned and Willy’s a big boy. It’s always dangerous play out there, but it’s hockey.
“When you get a hit, you have to be ready, especially today. I don’t think [Schenn] was ready. Willy finished his check and I don’t think it was two minutes. It was a good hit.”
Anyway, Wilson will be hearing from the league today and Schenn has, you guessed it(!), an upper-body injury. HE will be reevaluated today.
Meanwhile, eyes and ears.
Eyes: Our favorite beat, Sam Carchidi, tweeted about a scout that was sleeping in the press box. Sam doesn’t see real well though, and it turns out, it was not a scout– it was a community newspaper reporter. No scout was asleep, I’m told. Just a writer. Sam Tweets nonsense.
Ears: Our other Core 4 member, Rob Parent, DOES NOT LIKE LOUD NOISES:
Actually gonna agree with Rob here. The Wells Fargo Center in general is like a giant interactive phone book designed to desensitize you to a constant stream of promotional bullshit. And as much as I like Lou Nolan, the fact that they make him scream “ARE YOU READY FOR SOME HOCKEY?” and the always-grating “PECOOOOO POWER PLAY”is the sort of thing that ruins sports.