What's the dumbest or funniest injury you've ever heard of in hockey? I'm thinking of things like Gus Frerotte head-butting a wall after scoring a touchdown and ending his season, or Ricky Henderson somehow missing a series due to frostbite... in August.
The last Flames game I attended was coincidentally Theoren Fleury's last game wearing the Flaming C. During the third period, with the Flames down 4-2 to the Blues, Fleury was skating around trying to fire the team up. On his last shift Fleury was so immersed in jaw-jacking with the other team...he ran right into Jarome Iginla, and almost knocked himself out. Fleury staggered to the bench and had to be helped to the dressing room...and was never seen in a Flames uniform again.
FLAMES: 25-17-4-3 for 57 points LAST YEAR: 32-35-12-3 for 79 points PACE: 42-29-7-4 for 95 points
A couple of seasons ago, the Kings were playing the Chicago Blackhwaks and this happened:
The Hawks had just recovered the puck and were in transition, so one of the Hawks players decides to push his teammate forward (it apparently helps build up speed) through the nuetral zone. The player he pushed fell over and in the act of trying to break his fall, he broke his left arm.
I forget who the exact players were, but it remains as of the silliest, most odd sequences I have seen.
Claude Lemieux is one of those guys who brings "intangibles." Most people just think he's good at getting both his team and the opponent good and riled up (see Draper, Kris and Red Wings, Detroit). But he's 7th all-time in playoff scoring....