The NFL Has Nothing On The NHL: Ryan Smyth Nearly Killed By Jack Johnson
I know I joke every so often about how few people watch hockey, but I never joke about the toughness of the players in the sport, ever.
These guys are tough as nails and play an 80+ game season that if you converted it to NFL games would have to be something like a 30 game season. It's ridiculous.
And sometimes, stuff like this happens. This was an absolutely brutal hit that Jack Johnson put on Ryan Smyth, who looked like he got hit by a bus. Smyth lay motionless for several minutes and was strapped into a stretcher before being taken off the ice. Luckily, the Avalanche reported that Smyth was conscious and walking, but was sent to a hospital for further examination.
The kicker: No penalty on Johnson.