My favorite Caps player (okay, two-way tie with Chris Simon) Matt Bradley has found new hockey life with Finland’s TuTo. Last time we saw him, Matt took a nasty hit and was subsequently bought out by the Florida Panthers. The video above shows Bradley’s first shift with the TuTo, and it gives us a good idea if he’s actually recovered from that injury.
Let’s play a game: I’m not gonna tell you which guy Bradley is. Just watch the clip, and then you tell me. Thick and proud, baby.
Great time to go ahead and link to this http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/2010/09/15/who-is-on-peters-new-caps-jersey/
Also, here’s a pretty cool pic of Brads when he first signed. Game face: ON.
Post game quotes from his coach, Juhani Tamminen:
“And last but not least Matt Bradley. Just fucking amazing. A hit that shortened the opponents bench by half a meter in his first shift.”
“This is a guy you should come see even from further away, this guy doesn’t leave anyone cold. They haven’t seen a guy this tough/good (same word in Finnish spoken language) at Kupittaa yet.”
I’ve already circled the dates when Bradley’s team plays in my hometown. You think he would still sign Caps gear?
I am sure he would gladly sign Caps gear. Have a blast! Tell him Peter says hi.
That is terrific. Thanks, Valtteri.
Before reading Valty’s comment I thought Bradley TOOK the hit, not really hit a guy himself.
Now who can point me to where I can get a TuTo Bradley jersey?
To steal a quote from Down Goes Brown:
That’s the Brads we know an love (and miss) :'(
Used to like Bradley until he made those comments about Semin. After that I wrote him out of my good-guy book. You don’t talk trash about your former teammates. Low class.
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