Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Icing The Groin
Several Minnesota Wylde players are claiming that crappy ice is tearing up their groins.
"Ice has been bad everywhere," Gaborik said. "Sometimes you can't control where your legs are going."
Forward Brian Rolston said the ice in Chicago "was horrible. It was terrible. The thing is your legs start to get fatigued and the ice is so bad, you have to work harder to skate and that's when injuries happen."
But Rolston said it's not just Chicago.
"The ice at most of the rinks is not where it should be," he said. "It gets bumpy, the puck jumps and it gets harder to skate on it. The whole league is suffering from groin injuries. No question, it's the ice surface. . . .
"Our ice hasn't been the greatest, but I don't blame the ice guys. You've got these multi-venue arenas, so it's impossible for them to have ice perfect for every game."
I can only harken back to the classic Met Center of my youth where players would routinely rave about the quality of the ice. Always gets me just a little thinking of what a glorious place that was to watch a game.
Posted by JB