Walking the Line: Sami Salo: When Does Courage Become Cowardice?

May 12th, 2010 by Salim Valji Leave a reply »
Courage always seems to show itself in some unique fashion during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  It's either the superstar forward who, only after his season has ended, reveals he played through a broken ankle, or the super-pest who continually shows up and competes despite a cracked rib or two. 

That's when we start to mention Sami Salo, and his heroics to try and help salvage his Canucks' season by playing through the most painful of "lower body" injuries.  

But was that display really courage, or an act of pure selfishness?  It's hard to blatantly question an inspiring performance like the one Salo put on, but the question has to be posed: Is courage the correct term for that act?

The reason why I ask this question is because of the similar circumstances Hal Gill of the Montreal Canadians was in the night before.  Gill had cut his leg during the previous game and, like Salo, his playing status was up in the air and to be determined at game time. 

It was at game time that Gill, a Stanley Cup winner and leader in the Montreal Canadians dressing room, deemed himself unfit to play.  ...

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