Thursday, February 5, 2009

a season of injuries

So I have a bit of an obsession w/ sports. specifically, hockey, cycling and swimming. for any of you who do not follow these fantastic expressions of energy, it is winter and therefore hockey season!!!. now, the Saint Louis Blues happen to be my favorite team and my hometown team, and they just so happen to have their practice rink about 10 mins from my house. This is why I have tons of pictures.
Well this season has been a bit of a tragety, simply because of injuries. let me list them
4 . eric brewer
6 . erik johnson
9 . paul kariya
10 . andy mcdonald
19 . dj king
25 . yan stastny
46 . roman polak
are all out of commission right now. but also during the season we have lost for extensive periods of time or for key games.

7 . keith tkachuk
35 . manny legace
42 . david backes
74 . tj oshie

and these are only the people that I remember. there could possibly be more even though it seems impossible
that being said, let me tell you about my surprise when I came to practice and found not the whole team but only numbers 4, 10, 19 and 35 out skating. (also #55 Cam Janseen cam to skate) so exciting!!!!

I am determined to get a shot of this stuff getting broken during a game.

This is what the ice looked like about 45 minutes into practice time. yeah . . . it was a little bit disconcerting.

DJ King and Eric Brewer back on the ice.

Eric Brewer taking on Manny Legace. . .

so forgive me for the bad shots, but I was at the other end of the rink where i usually sit.

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