How were helmets not compulsory before this?!?
Imagine the concussions.
Just missing the bolts in the sides of the neck
How long did it take for cups to become standard equipment
Through the ‘80s, just about every player had visibly missing teeth.
As tough as this dude was, this Hall of Fame goaltender died in 1970 after he got into a drunken fight with Rangers teammate Ron Stewart. Sawchuk fell across Stewart’s knee during the fight, rupturing his gallbladder and lacerating his liver. He died during the second surgery to stop his liver from bleeding.
Nothing like some slap chops to the ol pork sucker when playing some pond hockey, eh?
‘I used to look like this, until my brother Cassius hit me in the face with a shovel.’
Robin Scherbatsky would be in love.
This dude’s name is a sentence.