Let me preface this story with the fact that I had heard about this a few days ago on the NHL Home Ice XM station in my car and was laughing hysterically. But, like many things in life...I completely forgot about it by the time I got home...that is...until now.
A big stick tap to Joe Lachovsky (@TheBigLachovsky) for reminding me via twitter. See, NOHS Chris - you could have beaten me to this story if you were on twitter...
Make the jump for the story...you'll be sorry if you don't.
This posted via LifeHacker (is that the EavesDropper reference on South Park?):
Dustin Penner Is Out With Pancake-Related Back Spasms
The L.A. Kings winger missed Saturday's game, and is questionable for tonight. He's still trying to get over a recent onset of back spasms, triggered by an insidiously hearty breakfast.
"Apparently it's one of those mysterious things, where you can throw it out (from) sneezing. I just leaned over to dip into some delicious pancakes that my wife made."
Ah yes, delicious pancakes. Scourge of the NHL. Ended Keith Tkachuk's career far too soon.
How's that for some hilarity after an embarrassing loss to the Isles?
Actually, it kind of makes me sad. I usually boast about how tough hockey players are and then rattle off some ridiculous non-hockey injury like Dwayne Wade being carted off in a wheelchair after separating his shoulder or the baseball players that sit out for sleeping in awkward positions.
Thanks for lowering the bar and brightening our day, Dustin.
Did he get married in '09? If so, we may have finally found an explanation for the last several years of epic failure...
I think he just should've stuck with "I sneezed." I wonder how hard his wife was laughing after that...My advice to him, get a taller table.
I find it odd that he felt the need to describe the pancakes. Like does it make it any more or less embarassing if the pancakes are "Delicious?"
I laughed so hard about this on my drive to school this morning, Dave and Chuck the Freak (for all of the Detroiters) did a few minutes on this and I immediately texted my hockey friends.
hockey players are still the toughest. a year or two ago, a guy on one of the new york teams got hit by a truck and played that night. that event and the killer pancakes cancel each other out.
@HelmStNightmare yeah I don't know what was worse missing the game because of class or knowing that we were getting beaten by the islanders.
NOHS, WiiM, and Lifehacker are my three go to lunch time web sites and when I saw that on Lifehacker (of all places), I had to share. Cocaine maybe a hell of a drug, but pancakes are a hell of a breakfast.