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Video- David Dziurzynski KO’d By Frazer McLaren Tonight

Dziurzynski was out cold for a few moments but recoved enough to be helped off the ice.


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Red Winger's avatar

Watched that live, it wasn’t pretty

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 03/06/13 at 08:54 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Yep, I was watching it live too and for a split second you say, wow, what a punch, then you see Dziurzynski not moving and you say, come on kid, move, get up.

Took my breath away for a few ticks of the heart.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/06/13 at 08:57 PM ET

Paul's avatar

I think most of us knew it and the Senators confirm a concussion for Dziurzynski.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/06/13 at 09:00 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

Geno flying into the wall behind the net the way he did scared the shit out of me, Hope the kid is alright

Posted by Evilpens on 03/06/13 at 09:53 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Hope the kid is alright

Posted by Evilpens on 03/06/13 at 08:53 PM ET

Aye.  Crazy when I saw it live tonight.  “Wow!” and then, “Hail Mary, full of grace…”

Posted by SYF from Twerkin' with Anastasia Ashley on 03/07/13 at 02:31 AM ET

VooX's avatar

As a fan and practitioner of pugilism, I thought it was a clean overhand (not quite a hook) right KO landing on the tip of the chin, lights out almost every time.  He should recover quickly if he didn’t hit his head hard when falling to the ice. 

KO’s this clean are rare in hockey fights because the lead arm is typically grabbing the opponent’s jersey.  Typically, a good fighter tucks his chin and uses the raised shoulder of the lead arm to further shield the chin from an overhand/cross punch from the opponent.  The same concept of shielding the chin with the raised shoulder is used when throwing the lead jab or hook in boxing.

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 03/07/13 at 05:45 AM ET

VooX's avatar

I should add that falling forward and landing on your face when KO’d is far less dangerous than falling backwards and hitting the back of your head.

Lastly, the anatomy of the brain makes blows to the back of the head particularly dangerous. The extensor muscles of the neck are far stronger than the SCMs, but the part of the brain under direct assault is more delicate. The frontal lobes injured in a frontal blow control speech, movement and thought—all the neurologic skills we see depleted in old boxers. The back of the brain, the hindbrain or rhombencephalon, controls respiration, heart rate, swallowing, blood pressure. Fighters who sustain injuries there never grow to be old.

Source: Fistic Medicine: The Biophysics of Taking a Punch

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 03/07/13 at 05:54 AM ET

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