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Video: Caps’ Oleksy fights to get off ice with broken skate

Oct 29, 2013, 12:31 AM EDT

NHL players are so graceful on the ice, it’s easy to occasionally forget that they’re on skates. That changes quickly when something usual happens, particularly when a skate breaks, which is exactly what happened to Washington Capitals defenseman Steve Oleksy on Monday:

That’s not the only recent Capitals player who’s dealt with such a problem, as Tom Wilson struggled with a broken wheel of his own during the 2013 playoffs.

Someone, somewhere will try to use this as evidence that Washington has choppy ice, even though both incidents happened on the road …

(H/T to Puck Daddy.)

  1. sjsharks66 - Oct 29, 2013 at 1:08 AM

    Surprised to linesman didn’t help him off. Oh yeah, because they are not supposed to.

    • g85k - Oct 29, 2013 at 5:11 AM

      Actually the ref helped him off.

  2. broadstreetsbaddest88 - Oct 29, 2013 at 1:27 AM

    Hahah that sucks. I had that happened to me before. That’s no fun at all. You start thinkin your crazy or did something to your leg before ya catch on that your skates broke. You’d be surprised how long it takes ya to realize your blades messed up.

    • hockeyflow33 - Oct 29, 2013 at 1:55 AM

      I always enjoy watching the guy where only half the blade fell out

      • broadstreetsbaddest88 - Oct 29, 2013 at 3:56 AM

        Hahah that’s gotta be hilarious to watch. Especially funny when someone forgets to take the skate guard off or the dude on the other team gets a tape ball stuck on there blade walkin out the locker and bust there ass when they hit the ice. Never gets old

  3. blomfeld - Oct 29, 2013 at 1:41 AM

    And where was Rasputin ?

    If nothing else, this Olesky clown is a “C” grade actor at best. I can remember a Canuck’s game one Saturday night on CBC way back in circa ’73, when three streakers actually hopped onto the ice during TV time and did their thing, moving at least ‘twice’ the speed of this new-age fruit cake ! And speaking of which, where was ‘me me me’ tonight ? Sure, we see him ‘crash’ into the goal like some hot dog and all, but what did he truly do to ‘value-add’ to the Capital’s cause tonight ? … dare I say ‘nothing’ ? …

    • ravenscaps48 - Oct 29, 2013 at 7:54 AM

      I pray to Jesus that they invent a time traveling device soon and you can go back to the 70’s so we won’t have to read your horrid comments

      • patthehockeyfan - Oct 29, 2013 at 1:27 PM

        Did it occur to you, ravenscaps48, that if blomfeld goes back to the 70s, he will find a way to send his comments and videos forward into the present?

        In other words, I think we’re all doomed to see and read his stuff forever.

  4. 1337ryan - Oct 29, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    That looks a hell of a lot better than me with 2 skates.

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