Hockey players break their sticks all the time. But at some point it becomes too much though.
Dustin Byfuglien may have crossed the line.
I know, it’s one of those things you can’t help but watch over and over again, even though it’s such a disgusting act.
This is clear abuse of Pierre-Edouard Bellemare’s stick. And highly doubt it has anything to do with the frustration of being down 3-1 in the series to a bunch of guys the rest of the NHL rejected.
Here’s exhibit B:
I mean, do you really need to see anything else?
The stick disobeyed Byfuglien and it, “had to be taught a lesson.” Wouldn’t be surprised if he said, “you made me do this,” before he smashed his stick in half. (And notice, he smashed the stick hard, but not hard enough where it snapped. Because deep down he knows he needs that stick.)
This man is a monster and someone needs to stop him. Clearly the NHL doesn’t care about its players’ sticks. Will the EPA step in? Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs? Batman? Anyone?
I feel we’re are at the point where enough is enough. Don’t you agree?
(If you’re reading this and second-guessing how to say Byguglien correctly, it’s pronounced BUFF-lihn. Yeah, I don’t see it either.)