Remember how we discussed the many feats of toughness displayed by hockey players in the 2013 playoffs after Washington Capitals blueliner Steve Oleksy shook off a puck to the face? Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price showed that NHL netminders are no pushovers, either, as you can see from this video where he shakes off a collision and nonchalantly drops off a lost tooth to a Habs trainer:
Again, hockey players are a rugged lot.
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The St. Louis Blues named Rob DiMaio their director of player personnel on Tuesday.
He’s been with the organization for some time. He joined as a pro scout in 2008 and was the pro scouting director starting in August 2012.
He was also a scout for the Dallas Stars before landing with the Blues (one would assume his biggest connection is GM Doug Armstrong, then).
In case his nose didn’t give it away, he also enjoyed a lengthy hockey career over 19 seasons.
No doubt about it, this is a pivotal season for the Blues after multiple campaigns in which strong regular seasons dissolved into playoff disappointments. Perhaps DiMaio can make a difference in a heightened role?