SAN JOSE (KRON) — San Jose Sharks veteran star player Patrick Marleau was involved in a serious car accident this afternoon in San Jose.
Marleau was not injured, a Sharks spokesman said.
Marleau, 34, of Saratoga, was traveling on W. Taylor Street when his Mercedes SUV collided with another vehicle.
The conditions of the others involved in the accident is unknown at this time. http://news.kron4.com/news/san-jose-sharks-player-involved-serious-car-accident/
Mike Smith has taken his goaltender right of contact immunity too far. When the puck goes behind the net and the opposing team is going to be first on it, Smith likes to leave his net to play the puck away from them, but then he likes to take away any conceivable lane for the forechecker to skate through to avoid plowing him. And when they do take a piece, holy smokes, it looks like Scott Stevens himself headed behind the net with ill will and trucked him Lindros-style. I will say: it’s not like guys are fully trying to avoid him or anything (he’s out there and a goalie, so…yeah), just funny that it continually happens to him, no? http://blogs.thescor...out-of-the-way/
[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdZvHHqYjow"]] “Absorb the hit or sidestep the hit, but you can’t go low like that on a guy. It’s not fair,” said Bob McKenzie, arguably the most level-headed commentator in the business. Moments later, Darren Pang agreed. “I’d rather see him take the hit.”
“You gotta avoid the hit. It’s self-preservation, a war of attrition out there” he said. “You can’t fault a guy for escapability.”