Memo to James van Riemsdyk: Beware your freight train of a teammate
MAR 12, 2014 2:25p ET
In an admirable effort to prevent the Sharks from scoring a goal, Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf laid out a body check that knocked his target off his feet. The only problem was that the player Phaneuf knocked down was his own teammate, James van Riemsdyk, leaving Sharks forward Patrick Marleau free to get a pass off.
See Phaneuf's check in the GIF below, courtesy of @MichaelFHurley.
Hey, it could have been worse.