Oh the Irony!!! Just when I am about to give the Denver Post beat writer Mike Chambers who covers the Denver Pioneers and the Colorado Avalanche a little credit, Chambers goes and blows it again.
Malone was making his NHL debut in the hometown of former University of Denver center Jesse Martin, a 2006 draft pick of the Atlanta Thrashers (now Winnipeg Jets).
Martin's competitive hockey career ended early last season, when he sustained three fractures to his C2 vertebra from a penalized check by Malone, then a North Dakota senior.
Martin is recovering in Edmonton, surrounded by family in friends, working at a bank and skating in a local men's league. He continues to suffer from numbness in his arms, and he has limited range of motion in his neck. But according to his father, Terry Martin, Jesse is doing well. [Denver Post Blog]
So what is this writer going to write when Bard Malone score his first goal, Former UND Fighting Sioux forward Brad Malone who broke Jesse Martins neck with an illegal check in Grand Forks, ND back in October of 2010, scored his first NHL goal. So is the Denver post on line newspaper hurting that bad for hits that Mike Chambers has to insult a whole fan base to get hits from Sioux fans.