Av's Defenseman Tyson Barrie Had To Back Out Of The World Championships After Suffering A "Laceration" Wrestling His Teammate
A laceration? So you mean, like, a cut? Tyson Barrie bailed on Team Canada because of a little "boys being boys" bloodshed? Normally I would have no problem with a player not toughing it out during a relatively meaningless tournament whose participants must first fail in their quest for a Stanley Cup, but Tyson Barrie? The guys who finished dead last in the league in plus/minus while playing for an NHL team that should have been recalled by the AHL? He should be channeling his inner "Patrice Bergeron" in order to lace up the gash in his leg and his skates for games that he's actually favored in for once. I won't hate on him for getting banged up rough housing with the squad in between games. That's basically an occupational hazard of clowning around hockey players. However, you better be prepared to play through a coffee table-caused injury. Especially, when your recent resume should have you throwing precautionary reasons out the window you just accidentally put your foot through while DDT'ing your d-partner.
Now, this "laceration" is almost definitely far, far worse than I am making it out to be. I certainly hope that's the case because - as far as I am concerned - "laceration" is just a fancy term for minor flesh wound and a minor flesh wound shouldn't sideline someone whose desperation to win something (i.e. anything) should be at an all-time high.