Me, on Friday: “This has been the toughest work week of my career. I’m feeling pretty badass for getting through it.”
John Tavares: “I heard it’s your birthday. Here, hold my tooth.”
When I was told about this, I thought, “I don’t want to see that but really I do.”
When I watched it, I thought, “OhmyGodGROSSSSSTHATISSOAWESOME!”
This from a man who tucks his polos into his khakis and probably owns more belts than I own shoes. Just another day at the accounting firm, managing your 401k and pulling out his own teeth on the bench after a puck to the mouth without missing a shift. It looks like three teeth in that gif, which is truly awful on a loop. There’s something wrong with me for how much I love this.
Hockey players, people.
Remember that John lost teeth after an errant puck before training camp, and told Alyonka Larianov that he had a few plastic ones in for now. Just add these to the list, right?
Meanwhile John is trying to score goals (he didn’t) and get points (1 A) and win games (they didn’t). A lost tooth or two isn’t enough to keep him off the ice. In fact, it’s nothing compared to that time a Swiss league player bit him on the neck during a game.
Here’s John after his two-goal performance in the Isles 6-1 win over Phoenix last week. He wasn’t even one of the three stars that night, despite this hair.
Update: Post-puck-to-face interview from MSG (thanks to our #1 NYI fan, @ambitiouspants). John doesn’t look any worse for wear. Perhaps they were false teeth he was pulling. That would mean bad luck has good aim.
Still, I get one minute less than 8 hours sleep and I’m the the monster from Pan’s Labyrinth, but these guys get beaten with weapons and look just fine.
Take some Advil, drink some water, see you tomorrow.Tags: john tavares, New York Islanders