I can’t believe I missed this as it happened a couple days ago, but if you haven’t seen one of the
best worst checks so far this NHL season, here it is for your viewing pleasure.
Vancouver defenseman Alexander Edler attempted to throw a bone-crushing check on opponent Ryan Reaves during Wednesday’s Blues – Canucks game. Edler, who is coming off a silver medal performance at the Sochi Olympics, missed badly and went flying into the boards. Reaves simply moved out of the way, and Edler ended up with his butt in the air and his head on the ice.
At least he was able to put ice on the bruised face right away to keep the swelling down.
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