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05-01-2012, 02:44 PM
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Sami Lepisto: Man amongst boys

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Gross Photo Evidence You Donít Want To Be A Hockey Player
If Chicago defenseman Sami Lepisto is any example, all our stereotypes for what athletes do when they're eliminated are correct. They go golfing, and they nurse their wounds.

Lepisto's Blackhawks were knocked out a week ago, but this photo he posted shows the lingering aftermath of a blocked slap shot. If you had told me "gunshot wound" or "sledgehammer factory accident" I would have believed you. But it's just the result of a basic defensive sacrifice many players make multiple times a night. (Lepisto's not usually a shot blocker, and this probably won't change his attitude.)
Who says the padding is better today?

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Man, that's rough. D-men ought to have a bit more plastic on their shin gaurds, shot blocker or not.

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Can only have so much plastic before it's too bulky to remain mobile enough to move around. Just some crappy luck right there. Takes a hell of a shot and/or being just at the right (or in this case, wrong) angle and maybe his shin guard got shifted just prior and was slightly out of place or something. That's definitely not the norm when getting hit in a normally pretty well protected spot. That's brutal. I've seen gunshot wounds less damaging.

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I think its just the spot that made it bruise like that. Probably looks worse than it feels.

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I wonder what Hammer looks like....

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I wonder what Hammer looks like....
This one made me feel way too uncomfortable, I can only imagine my reaction to Hjalmarsson:


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Not every leg looks like this after blocking a shot... but that looks bad

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You guys need to check the playoff photoshop thread for a better look.

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Props. Taking on the Slowpel role.

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