Anything else, hockey gods? You assholes.
Chicago Blackhawks forward Adam Burish will miss six months after tearing his ACL during Sunday night’s 3-0 exhibition loss against the Minnesota Wild. And if I run across the asshole that sent Burish into the boards hard enough to rip his ACL in half, I’m going to tar and feather him immediately after I attempt to carefully shave all of his body hair with a high-powered chainsaw.
The ‘Hawks have been lauded for being so deep at forward, and now they have to start the season without both Burish and Marian Hossa. More importantly, one of the best penalty kills in the league now takes a hit with Burish out and the Blackhawks lose a human generator with all the energy he brings just by himself.
Players like Jack Skille and even Troy Brouwer who weren’t guaranteed to make the opening-day roster now see themselves in a position to snag a roster spot.
Granted, this isn’t the end of the world. However, losing a guy like Burish means you lose a lot of things that don’t pop up in a box score. He can piss you off so much you wish he would just kill you so you don’t have to deal with him anymore.
Damnit, I was having a great day, too. Now I want to toss someone out the fucking window. After the Off-Season from Hell, now this. Thanks, hockey gods.