I Can’t Stop Watching Niklas Hjalmarsson Take A Zdeno Chara Laser To The Gut

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As a defenseman, Niklas Hjalmarsson’s job is to get in the way of fast-moving pucks. And because he’s a hockey player, he’s honorbound to fulfill that responsibility even when every logical part of his brain screams that it’s a bad idea.

Here he is standing tough in the path of a Zdeno Chara rocket.

It appears the blast catches more stomach than groin but that’s of little solace.

This hurts to even watch.

I look forward to seeing what kind of welt develops at the point of impact. Probably going to be pretty gnarly.