The secondhand embarrassment I got from this is second to none. Last night, after taking a jab from Eriksson Ek, Jamie Benn pretended to go after him, making Eriksson Ek flinch / piss himself / poop his pants. Is Eriksson Ek known for his toughness? No. Is Jamie Benn one bad mamajama? Yes. Would I have flinched? No, I would’ve skipped that and went full turtle but I’m also not an NHL player and if I was, I never would’ve put myself in that position. You never ever poke a bear and when you’re a skilled perimeter player you probably should stay away from a man who looks and acts like one.
As soon as it happened do you think Eriksson Ek knew he’d be the next elite NHL gif / video? If he could go back and do it all over, what would he have done different? It’s a dog eat dog world out there and if you’re not willing to go with someone like Jamie Benn then I’d save the pushing and shoving for a player like Alex Semin.