Accident or conspiracy against the media?
Probably—most definitely—just the former.
At the morning skate in Nashville prior to a game against the Blues on Tuesday night, Predators radio man Willy Daunic was just trying to do his job, recording a standup for a segment that would run later in the day. But out of nowhere a puck came flying, hitting him square on the head.
Despite the injury in pregame warmups, Daunic called the game that night, a show of true heroics and hockey toughness by the broadcaster. The Predators went on to defeat the Blues, 3-2, thanks to Shea Weber's third-period goal. However, the Preds seem to attract this kind of mishap. Last February, GM David Poile was nailed in the noggin by a puck at the Xcel Energy Center in Minnesota and was taken to the hospital with a fractured orbital bone and a black eye. The injury forced Poile, who was also the GM of Team USA, to miss the Sochi Olympics.