A few weeks ago, the RMNB servers almost melted down when Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson checked three Columbus Blue Jackets players at the same time. Wilson, who is 6’4” and eats two large bison per day, is a behemoth on the ice with unlimited power. With that size, why not push the limits of what the body check can accomplish?
That same spirit must have possessed Michael Latta and Garrett Mitchell on Sunday when they combined to break a Giant Center pane of glass while body checking Max Friberg at the same time.
And on Monday, nice guy Karl Alzner went into his own berzerker rage. Alzner, whose success as a defenseman comes from smart stick position and careful spacing, decided that this was the night to check two players at once. Alzner put 398 pounds of Vancouver Canuck into the boards: 6’3” Jeremy Welsh and 6’1” Alexandre Burrows. Almost makes it look easy.
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No, wait. Since last night when he shot his glove at an opposing player on the penalty kill.
Okay, forget it. I’m always proud of Karl Alzner. He’s great.
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