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post #451 of 882
great win by the Rangers. Fun as hell game too, emotions aplenty.

A few observations:
- The Rangers looked hard and tough to play against, especially along the boards.
- PK still looks crappy, but Philly looked great on the PP.
- Callahan is such a leader. The 1st period penalty against him and last minute trip on him no-call were awful. Whatever, 2 goals tonight.
- JT Miller looks great for a 19 year old. He hasn't necessarily produced a lot, but he plays smartly and with great poise. Miller >>> Kreider this season (hence Kreider to AHL).
- Nash. Every time he touches the puck you keep your eyes wide open in anticipation.
- My stomach is still in my throat from seeing Staal on the ice. Ugh.
post #452 of 882
fuck fuck fuck fuck staal fuck frown.giffrown.giffrown.gif that looked awful.

i hope like hell that he's okay. poor bastard. i hope he isn't the next berard, ugh. just terrible.

don't look
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Edited by jarude - 3/5/13 at 9:51pm
post #453 of 882
crazy how the helmet shook from the overall impact.

I guess the one minor comfort factor is it looks like the edge of the puck hit right above the eye (i don't even want to think about how that feels), and then it kind of deflects to the upper cheek.




I hope it only hurts like hell and that's it. And I hope he wears a visor going forward.
post #454 of 882
yeah, its gotta suck when best case is a fractured orbital bone. i cant even think of how awful it would be if he got it right in the eye.
post #455 of 882
i keep checking my twitter feed and other NHL new sources for updates on the severity of it all, but nothing yet. I find it kind of annoying that Torts is not a coach who likes to give updates like these.

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Edited by gomestar - 3/6/13 at 8:05am
post #456 of 882
Rangers picked up defenseman Hamrlik off waivers from the Caps. I'm assuming that's to make up for the loss of Staal.
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post #458 of 882
Man, how do you not wear visors these days?!
post #459 of 882
also, from an interview with Pronger:
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In the interview with Sportsnet's Dan Murphy, Pronger said a loss of peripheral vision is one of his major ailments.

"What happened was, I had 30-year-old eyes," Pronger is quoted as saying in a partial transcript of the interview on Sportsnet's website. "I got hit and the doctor told me I had 60-year-old eyes. I don’t have very good peripheral vision. That so-called sixth sense? I used to have a really good one. Now, I couldn't feel anyone coming around a corner. My kids scare me all the time.

"That used to be what I was known for, knowing where everybody was, having a feel for who was around me. Now I don’t have that."

Pronger, who has moved back to the St. Louis area with his wife and three children, said he's getting better but is limited in his daily activities.

"It's gotten a little better," he's quoted as saying in the interview. "I can leave the house and go do stuff. If I do too much, I may get a headache. Occasionally, if I start to feel a bit better and I do a bit more, I get nauseous."

... just in case anybody had any ray of hope of a return.
post #460 of 882
Sad - the guy was a total beast and guaranteed HoF player. I saw the interview and it was odd to see this soft-spoken guy with glasses talking in contrast with the absolute terror he was on the ice.

Good news for Staal, too. As far as visors go, I think its silly that players aren't wearing them and I'm taking the position that Buffalo took with regards to Ryan Miller's mask. IIRC he has a mask that doesn't provide the best impact protection, so they had to come to terms on a reasonable compromise on what mask he would wear. Yeah, Miller's a goalie but the point is the same - while it is their career, its the team's investment. Without the team paying them, they don't have a career; they're an asset that belongs to the team. Without that asset, the team will do more poorly so it is right for the team to want their players to wear a visor.

Just because millions of miles are driven each day by millions of people without incident doesn't mean not wearing a seatbelt is okay.
post #461 of 882
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

also, from an interview with Pronger:
... just in case anybody had any ray of hope of a return.

...As the Flyers shit all over the fans when having a huge lead and then blowing it away. We need to make some trades for a solid top 2 defense-man before the deadline.
post #462 of 882
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post #463 of 882
Thread Starter 
Ranger Islander game was GREAT hockey last night, fast paced, intense, with a great finish. It looks like I'm eating my words about Nash being worth it...the guy is incredible...still not sure how "team" is but wow. I expect a let down tonight against the Sens.

Glad Staal is ok. I play roller without a cage or visor (always wore one on the ice) and seeing that is scary.
post #464 of 882
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Jbo for giroux stirpot.gif
my immediate thought is "no way would the Flyers trade a franchise player like Giroux away".


But then I started to think and remember ...
post #465 of 882
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Originally Posted by NewYorkIslander View Post

Ranger Islander game was GREAT hockey last night, fast paced, intense, with a great finish. It looks like I'm eating my words about Nash being worth it...the guy is incredible...still not sure how "team" is but wow. I expect a let down tonight against the Sens.

since returning from injury, the guy has been a total beast every single game.

the rest of the team is still a little off. Best players have been Callahan, Staal (pre-injury, obviously), and Hagelin. The others don't seem to be clicking as well with Richards, Gaborik, and McDonaugh coming to mind first.
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