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Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:57 pm
by Arachnid
Strangelove wrote:
Arachnid wrote: Yeah well, we didn't plan on losing Luc either
Yeah well, that's the "official" story. :drink:
:wow:

Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:52 pm
by rats19
http://sports.nationalpost.com/2013/02/ ... lar-socks/

They suggested it was a hockey play gone bad. I suggested Cooke has somewhat of a history
And yes, you can wonder why Cooke’s left leg was raised at all, what the point of that was, but we’ll take TSN analyst Aaron Ward’s word for it, as a former player, that it’s not unusual.

Besides, if you take a cross-section of skate cuts and those who inflict them, it’s not exactly a murderers’ row of criminals.

The skate that sliced into Teemu Selanne’s Achilles in January 1994 was that of Anaheim defenceman Don McSween, w hose brief NHL history did not cast him as a dangerous offender.

Canucks defenceman Kevin Bieksa’s Achilles cut, in 2007, came on an innocent-looking tangle with Nashville’s Vern Fiddler, whose second-most notable contribution to the Bieksa narrative was when he imitated the Canuck defenceman’s “angry face” as he skated past the Vancouver bench in a game last February, causing coach Alain Vigneault a giggling fit and even eliciting a smile from his grumpy defenceman. Three years later, Bieksa was the hammer, not the nail, in a hit on Phoenix’s Petr Prucha, when he was sliced on the calf.

The most famous cut of all came in 1989 when the skate of St. Louis’s Steve Tuttle sliced open the jugular vein of Buffalo goalie Clint Malarchuk, who nearly died — either that, or the 250-stitch gash the skate of Detroit’s Gerard Gallant accidentally carved in Borje Salming’s face in 1986.

What do all of those incidents tell us? Skates are sharp.

Coming back you almost have to teach yourself how to walk again because you lose all the function of your foot when you slice your Achilles. I hope for the best for him. He is going to have to be patient with the process
Full body armor is not an option, but Achilles cuts are eminently preventable by simply wearing Kevlar-fortified socks. They ought to be as basic a part of the equipment as the hockey helmet. Then again, so should visors (see Malhotra, Manny).

Bieksa has been wearing the Kevlar sock sleeves for nearly five years. He was mildly amused to see that on Thursday morning, they were all laid out in each player’s stall in the Canucks’ room.
“We have done some tests with [the socks material] and taken the X-Acto knife to it and scissors, and it doesn’t go all the way through,” he said. “So I don’t know why you wouldn’t wear them.”

Karlsson wasn’t, and he will pay a heavy price.

“I haven’t got the report on him, but it’s a difficult injury to come back from,” Bieksa said. “Obviously you are going to be immobilized for quite some time in a cast. You have the difficulty of atrophy and all that stuff. Coming back you almost have to teach yourself how to walk again because you lose all the function of your foot when you slice your Achilles. I hope for the best for him. He is going to have to be patient with the process.”

It’s just a thought, but if the ink isn’t quite dry on the Collective Bargaining Agreement yet, perhaps Shanahan’s Player Safety outfit and the NHL Players Association ought to consider getting Kevlar socks written into it.

Either that, or rename the department.

Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:59 pm
by Topper
On SN last night, McLean and Kipreos arguing over the use of the sock. Mensa Knick saying it has to be negotiated through the PA. McLean laughing at him.

had an interview with Selanne who is amazed every player doesn't wear them.

Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:02 pm
by rats19
Topper wrote:On SN last night, McLean and Kipreos arguing over the use of the sock. Mensa Knick saying it has to be negotiated through the PA. McLean laughing at him.

had an interview with Selanne who is amazed every player doesn't wear them.
I am angry at karlsson he knew they were out there and yet...DIDNT wear them...thanks for nothing asshole.. now Docs pool is suffering :stupid: :wink:

Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:11 pm
by SKYO
Should make kevlar socks, along with visors mandatory imesho.

Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:12 pm
by Topper
Darwin strikes Doc's pool team dead in the water.

Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:46 pm
by Arachnid
Topper wrote:Darwin strikes Doc's pool team dead in the water.
I feel a Meme coming on....

Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:29 pm
by Strangelove
Topper wrote:Darwin strikes Doc's pool team dead in the water.
Thankfully, most have Karlsson in this pool thank you very much 04cummings.

Thought poster Derwood died off during the Triassic–Johansonic extinction event??

Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:15 am
by dbr
David Booth has been cleared to play and Andrew Ebbett is on waivers.

Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:19 am
by herb
dbr wrote:David Booth has been cleared to play and Andrew Ebbett is on waivers.
Schroeder has played well and deserves to stay up. Happy to hear that management has made the right decision and not necessarily the safest decision.

Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:26 am
by Jovocop
herb wrote:
dbr wrote:David Booth has been cleared to play and Andrew Ebbett is on waivers.
Schroeder has played well and deserves to stay up. Happy to hear that management has made the right decision and not necessarily the safest decision.
I kind of feel sorry for Ebbett. He did well as a fill-in last season but could not hold on to the spot while Kesler was out. Schroeder definitely outplayed him for a spot on the team. The next question is who should be in the press box? Weise or Volpatti? I would say Weise. He has not scored a goal nor won a fight...

Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:43 am
by dbr
With Burrows, Kassian, Hansen and Weise the only right wingers on the roster and Booth (a LW) coming in, I have to think that it's Volpatti coming out.

Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:15 am
by Jovocop
dbr wrote:With Burrows, Kassian, Hansen and Weise the only right wingers on the roster and Booth (a LW) coming in, I have to think that it's Volpatti coming out.
Daniel Henrik Burrows
Booth Kesler Higgins
Raymond Schroeder Hansen
Volpatti Lapierre Kassian

Unless AV uses Weise as LW or putting Higgins on the fourth line

Daniel Henrik Burrows
Booth Kesler Kassian
Raymond Schroeder Hansen
Higgins Lapierre Weise

I just can't see him being a better option than Volpatti. Also, Kassian has not been the same beast ever since he was DEMOTED to the second line. The chances are Kassian will further be DEMOTED to the fourth line. He has to earn his way up again. Volpatti does his job by hitting anything that moves and drops gloves when he needs to. Also, he scored a goal and had a few good chances in front of the net. I just can't see why Weise, who has really done nothing so far, can take Volpatti's spot. Of course, AV might like the speedy Dutch scoring champ over Volpatti or Kassian.

Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:35 am
by dbr
Yeah if they go with the Amex line then it's certainly possible that it's Weise who comes out... or for that matter if they just want to see Volpatti get rewarded for his production.

Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:54 pm
by Potatoe1
Jovocop wrote: I just can't see him being a better option than Volpatti. I just can't see why Weise, who has really done nothing so far, can take Volpatti's spot. Of course, AV might like the speedy Dutch scoring champ over Volpatti or Kassian.

With the 3rd line not being particularly adept at taking defensive zone draws AV is still going to want to use the 4th line to occasionally in that role.

Weise may not have Volpatti's toughness, but he is a smarter player who is quite a bit better defensively.