Saturday, December 29, 2007

Roberts Breaks Leg, Walks as Legend

Tonight in a game against the Buffalo Sabres, iconic veteran Gary Roberts was possibly lost for the rest of the season after suffering a broken left leg. He was just honored before the game by Penguins GM Ray Shero for career point #900, but in a foreboding sign, he almost tripped on the carpet mat.

Roberts was taken out by a submarine movie to the ice by Sabres Tim Connolly. Roberts let twisted awkwardly and bent to the side in an un-natural way.
"I don't know who got a piece of me but I fell," Connolly said. "I'm not sure exactly what happened but I was surprised to see him down. It's a freak accident, and I wish something like that doesn't happen."
Roberts lied there on the ice which stunned both the TV and radio broadcasters to brief silence. He insisted that he walk off the ice without a stretcher.

Gary Roberts is a tough individual who has quickly become a mythic figure in the same vein like Chuck Norris. Gary "F'n" Roberts may have skated his last game if the injury does not heal in time for the playoffs. So, in honor of his career, I have composed some "facts" about Gary Roberts.

  • Gary Roberts does not need a stick. The puck obeys his directions.

  • Gary Roberts grows a playoff beard on command.

  • The partition glass has apologised 3 times for getting in Gary Roberts way.

  • Gary Roberts single handily defeated the entire Estonian team by himself.
It's been a fun ride, Gary. I am sure they will have a place for you ready in the hall real soon.

[Via: Yahoo! Sports]
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