A Hockey Player In The German League Was Nearly Run Into By A Zamboni Driver During An On-Ice Interview
You know, prior to watching the entirety of this video, I was really wondering what would have to happen for a player and a zamboni operator to have to be so incognizant of one another that the former would need the help of a quick first crossover to avoid a potentially dangerous collision. As it turns out, the highlight of this intermission interview provided an answer (coincidentally also the first one I could understand) that was more straight forward than what I assumed to be a heavily intoxicated driver trying to help his odds of winning a bet.
As illogical as it is for a zamboni to be randomly traveling backwards at a high enough rate of speed to shovel up multiple unsuspecting victims along the way, it's just about the most logical way in which a gigantic ice smoothing machine and a player complicit in chopping up said ice engage in near-disasterous miscommunication. So while I would say it's probably pretty uncommon for a rink cleaner to end up being the transportation of choice in a potential vehicular homicide, the truth is that it's exactly as common as seeing a semi-professional rink being blindly cleaned in reverse.
Just when you thought NHL players didn't have anything else to be thankful for, a DEL player - whose head was luckily on a swivel - proved that they can add "an ability to safely spew empty cliches without the fear of being mowed down by a recklessly operated motor vehicle" to the list.
On the bright side, a pro hockey player not named P.K. Subban finally - albeit unintentionally - turned a media spot into something worth watching.