Monday, February 11, 2008


The Florida Panthers' Richard Zednik getting his throat cut was so gruesome that the producers of the Buffalo-area broadcast elected not to show replays. It was so gruesome that seasoned pro broadcasters Rick Jeanneret and Harry Neale were having trouble saying explicitly what had happened.

However, it wasn't so gruesome (as Kukla's Korner noted) that any of the players were asked to give their opinion on whether to play the final 10 minutes of the game after everyone had the living daylights scared out of them by the sight of all that blood. It might be a minor point, but next time, get the captains involved -- Florida's Olli Jokinen, for one, thought they should have called the game.

(UPDATE: Mirtle also believes the game should have been called -- and has linked to a fansite that has pictures showing the blood. The kicker is that no one who's grown up on action movies and video games would feel at all queasy about seeing pictures of an 80-foot trail of blood on the ice.)

The Game Must Go On -- But At What Price? (Kukla's Korner)

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