I was watching the game and all I could think of was "this is Selanne all over again".
Young player who rips up the league the year before, sets records, and wins a major trophy, severs his achilles the next season.
Originally Posted by Hank Chinaski
That's the exact same thing I thought of. Almost the exact same play.
In a bizarre twist of fate, the guy who's skate sliced Selanne's Achilles tendon (Don McSween, I believe) had his career ended a year later by a freak injury in a game vs. Winnipeg. Damaged a bunch of tendons in his arm, and I recall people saying it was an absolutely gruesome injury to witness.
This is the same thing I was talking about with a few people at work.
Selanne the year I moved to Winnipeg and bought season tickets.