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#21 IceThief

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 11:13 PM

If you ever get the chance, watch the video of Barry Ashby losing his eye after being hit directly in it during the Stanley Cup finals in I believe it was the Flyers' first cup season. Maybe it was the second.

But I remember watching the video some time ago and thinking, "Daaaayum!!!!!

Went down on the ice to block a shot at the point and the rest is history. He lay on the ice writhing in pain with his hands over his face and everyone crowded around him from players, to refs, to medics.

Pretty nasty stuff and he never played again.

Ashcan was a hell of a warrior.
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Posted 24 April 2006 - 12:12 AM

didn't they end up retiring his number? no. 4 i believe.

not the most talented guy, didn't do much offensively, but played his heart out and was an amazing defensive dman.

i read about his career somewhere. they got him from the bruins i believe and he spent a while in minors but never gave up and made it to the flyers and was amazing or something.
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Hahahaha...long overdue. Now they need to get rid of Jacobs.


The problem is, NJ only plays them 4 times a year. We were only able to get them to trade JT and fire the idiot GM. If we played them 8 times a year, maybe Jacobs might have an epiphany and sell the team.


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Posted 24 April 2006 - 06:33 AM

When the Flames/Ducks games got pulled this show Legends came on and they said Terry Sawchuk died after falling into a bbq pit? Huh? :blink:


He was wrestling with teammate Ron Stewart (I believe). I also think they were on the Rangers at the time.

There has always been speculation there's more to the story, but Stewart never said anything.
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Posted 24 April 2006 - 09:05 AM

Ashby!! That's the one. Thanks, Thief. I remember watching that game. He caught that one full force right on the orbital bone.
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Posted 24 April 2006 - 01:12 PM

This wasnt as bloody as the other ones mentioned but in 1995-96 when Eric Lacroix hit Mick Voukota from behind and his face hit blue part between the glass and boards. WOW, I'd never forget that one.

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