PHOTO: Matt Hendricks Has One Heck Of A Hockey Face

Picture_79_medium

There aren't too many enforcers on the Washington Capitals' roster, but here's the face of one: Matt Hendricks. In case there was any doubt about whether Hendricks' fighting takes it's toll, that picture should eradicate it. Wow.

Anyway, during this week's episode of HBO 24/7 (recapped here), he had a conversation with Bruce Boudreau about his fighting. Boudreau basically told him to tone it down a bit, suggesting that he doesn't need to fight every single game. Here's what Hendricks said about that:

It comes down to having a job and making a career. I think it all started last year when I went into training camp. The season before, I had a really good camp, had some goals and was still sent down to the minors....I needed a way to make the opening night roster. Talking to a good friend, he said 'You gotta fight. If you don't, someone else will.' I kind of stick by that motto now.

Based on that face, maybe Boudreau is right about Hendricks. That face is tough to look at, even if it's the face of a guy who is tougher than I could ever imagine.

This stands in stark contrast to Alex Ovechkin, who of course fought for the first time against the Rangers. Boudreau's encouragement to Ovechkin? Fighting is not a way to make a living, unless you have to do so. That must make Matt Hendricks feel AWESOME.

Picture_76_medium

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.