If Kevin Klein proved one thing yesterday, it's a hockey player's toughness truly knows no bounds.
Because when a guy walks off like this:
He's not supposed to be able to do this:
But, this is the NHL we're talking about. This is ice hockey.
The sport requires the type of grit some might otherwise think is not humanly possible.
Think that's an exaggeration?
You be the judge.
From making a return from death, to playing on one leg, to taking not one, not two, but three for the team, here are 10 times hockey players proved they are toughest athletes on Earth:
When Paul Kariya was put to sleep, woke up and came back with a dream goal:
When the Sharks delivered "The Kill":
When Brayden Schenn's stomach got cut by a blade, but he still scored in OT:
Who needs a dentist?
When Rich Peverley literally DIED and still tried to play:
When Tim Brent became the definition of "putting your body on the line:"
And helped kill a 5-on-3 power play while he was at it.
When Trevor Linden delivered a body check so hard, it broke the glass:
When Gregory Campbell finished his shift AFTER breaking his leg:
When Mike Weaver hit someone so hard, HE threw up:
Of course, Weaver acted like nothing happened.
"A hockey player's threshold for pain is immeasurable" -- HBO Sports
This is Hockey. This is why it rules. pic.twitter.com/QiCdMbOPSD — Manny O War (@MannyOWar) December 9, 2014