Dallas Stars defenseman Roman Polak was stretchered off the ice in the second period of Thursday night’s contest versus the Boston Bruins after going headfirst into the boards and everyone in the rink was worried sick.
Polak was chasing Bruins forward Chris Wagner into the corner and simply took an awkward fall into the boards while attempting to stop. After the crash, he didn’t move…
And then, Bruins announcer Jack Edwards added insult to injury.
“That looked self-induced, didn’t it?,” NESN’s Bruins color analyst Andy Brickley said immediately after the collision.
“Has a little bit of bad hockey karma,” NESN’s Bruins play-by-play announcer Jack Edwards responded.
Fans have been outraged by his comments and Polak’s agent Allan Walsh responded to Edwards and he did not mince his words. Walsh called Edwards a ‘piece of shit’ and ‘absolute disgrace’ over Polak comments.
“I have tremendous respect for the Bruin players that sent best wishes. All class. As for Jack Edwards, to say Roman’s injury was “bad hockey karma” while he was laying on motionless on the ice, you are truly a piece of shit and an absolute disgrace.”
Edwards was contacted to see if he would offer an apology for that he said, however Chad Finn of the Boston Globe revealed on Friday afternoon that Edwards stands by his comments.
“I stand by my real-time call, and I think Brick nailed it when he said Polak’s injury was ‘self-induced.’’’
Oh boy… fans won’t be pleased with this…