Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Alanah McGinley on 04/18/11 at 05:16 PM ET
From the Canadian Press via Metro:
Brent Sopel says it helps to be a little crazy for a player other than a goaltender to block shots in an NHL game.
And the lunacy becomes epidemic in the playoffs, when just about every skater is ready to stand in front of cannon-like blasts from the point to keep the opposing team from scoring.
“Yeah, it hurts,” Sopel, the Montreal Canadiens’ defenceman, said. “It’s sacrificing.
“At this time of year it’s all about sacrifice from everyone. You see different guys come up with big shot blocks and that’s what it’s all about. It’s a team game and you need everybody. If I block a shot, it’s not going in the net. It’s trying to do whatever it takes to win.”
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