The Denial Twist

29 Feb

I have been ignoring this, hoping it will go away.  No such luck.

Jonathan Toews will miss his 5th straight game today.  His “upper body” injury is believed to be related to a concussion [link], and rumor has it he hid the symptoms for a while.  I can believe that, because you know he’s pissed.

JT also had a minor one-car vs. pole accident on Thursday [link].  He was uninjured and refused medical treatment.  No one seems to have asked or said what caused the crash, so I’m going to assume he didn’t pass out behind the wheel due to concussion.  Tazer probably got distracted by his own perfect face in the rear-view mirror and drove into the pole.  That could happen to anyone (who’s looking at him).

We said "squats" not "socks." But there is your proof.

The Hawks have lost 3 in a row, scoring only 2 goals in that stretch.  Currently 7th in the West, they could move over idle San Jose with a win tonight at home vs. the Maple Leafs.  Toronto has dropped their last 5 games to end a terrible February (4-9-0).  This could be the break the Hawks need to get back on track – with 18 games left in the regular season, there’s no time to waste!

Seabs doesn't understand why he can't hug the Swedes, he has the hair!

Get well, Jon.  I cannot bear another of my favorite players being out with a head injury, unless you, Sid and Nicky are going to come over and make Funfetti cupcakes during the playoffs.  Saying The Hawks need Jon is like says ‘water is wet’ or ‘Coke over Pepsi.’  How can you not love a guy that goes from this:

To this:

To this without even trying?

Toews on a Plane. (I laughed, I'm so stupid.)

6 Responses to “The Denial Twist”

  1. Jess February 29, 2012 at 11:25 am #


    I have cried real tears over this. No shame. I just… I can’t even… *cries*

    Please get better Jonny. If only so Lepistö can tweet more post-game pictures of you looking like Captain Dweebtastic of Spazway Airlines.

    • Pants February 29, 2012 at 11:36 am #

      He’s holding that fork like he’s going to stab someone. Perhaps they should reconsider real silverware, even on private aviation.

  2. michelle February 29, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    Seriously, someone is going to commit me, as i sit guffawing aloud in my ofc at these! the best was on Sunday, when my husband returned from being gone on a weeklong biz trip, and i made him sit and listen as i read aloud the highlights of last week’s blog posts[which were just stellar!] i know i tell you this practically daily, but i do love you guys!

  3. Cya February 29, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    I was at the Hawks/Kings and Hawks/Ducks game over the weekend. Very depressed that Tazer wasn’t there, but glad he didn’t fly with the symptoms he’s been having. The only thing that got me through the two loss weekend was beer and Seabrook’s glorious hair.

  4. Eileen February 29, 2012 at 11:09 pm #

    I hate it when any of my hockey boys has a concussion but I really hate it when they try and hide it. Don’t they realize it takes longer to heal? Tazer needs to get better so he can read to my grandchildren someday (after he meets my daughter and falls head over heels for her that is)

  5. Lindsay March 1, 2012 at 10:37 am #

    K, it’s taken me a day to come to terms in commenting on this. I was avoiding it as a life protest (thank you, Jess).

    I hope Tazer is sequestered in a dark room with no TV, computer or Internet in an attempt to heal his broken brain. Otherwise Jess and I talking each other off the ledge would have been wasted efforts.

    Get better soon, Jon. And as someone who recently recovered from a concussion, if you need to hang out in a dark room and talk about your symptoms, I’m your girl. Clothes options, of course.

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