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Top 10 Most Gruesome sports injuries: #1 Clint Malarchuk

[Sportscolumn is running down the ten most gruesome sports injuries. Here’s #1]

There’s no doubt that hockey is a brutal sport where anything can happen and blood on the ice is often more common than goals in the net. But there was nothing common about a March 22, 1989 game between the Blues and the Sabres. Buffalo goalie Clint Malarchuk was involved in the most nightmarish accident in the history of hockey as the Blues’ Steve Tuttle collided with Malarchuk at the goal and his skate accidentally severed the interior carotid artery of the goalie. Instantly, there was a massive pool of blood collecting on the ice beneath him and with every pump of his heart more blood would spurt from his gash.

I thought I was dying then, I really did. I thought I didn’t have long to live.” Malarchuk said. “All I wanted to do was get off the ice. My mother was watching the game on TV, and I didn’t want her to see me die.

And she very easily could have seen just that, but the doctors at Buffalo General Hospital didn’t let that happen as they repaired his severed jugular vein and he was amazingly released the next afternoon.

I didn’t go into any real shock. I think maybe if I had any shock, it was this morning,” Malarchuk told the press after being released. “I’m not going off on a stretcher, I never will. The day I go off on a stretcher, they’re going to have to make funeral arrangements. I’m proud of that fact that I got off the ice on my own power.

Now, that’s one tough S.O.B. Dwyane Wade could learn a lot from Mr. Malarchuk.

And here’s the actual play call as it happened live with color commentator Mike Robitaille and longtime voice of the Sabres Ted Darling behind the mics.

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Buffalo Sabres to unveil new jerseys on Saturday

New Sabres jersey

The office Buffalo Sabres site announced that the team will take the ice in their new home/road/alternate jerseys on Saturday at at 10:30 and is inviting fans to come take a look at them. The only problem is that some industrious Sabres fans have already leaked the new jersey styles.

On top of that, it seems everyone in Buffalo hates the new logo. So far 30,000 people have signed a petiton to fix the new logo. Seems a little too late for that. Unlike the Houston 1836 name/logo which was offensive to the Latino community, the new Sabres logo is only offensive to our eyes.

Good luck Sabres fans, we’re sure you’ll get used to the new logo and jerseys sooner or later. After all, it’s nowhere near as ugly as the Sixers uniforms from the early 90s.


[Fark]: Sabres logo Photoshop contest

[Buffalo Geek]: This Logo Sucks

[]: Someone who really hates the logo