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16The Playoffs: Playing Through The Pain - Page 2 Empty Re: The Playoffs: Playing Through The Pain on Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:39 pm

davetherave


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504Heater wrote:He's amazing to be doing TGOR in the morning. The guy works non-stop, then he phones in religiously from wherever he is and talks hockey with the Ottawa morning sports show.

Amazingly dedicated and passionate - whether you like listening to him or not.

Agreed--I never miss a segment of his.

It does however, get old hearing almost constantly that he used to be a coach, though...

17The Playoffs: Playing Through The Pain - Page 2 Empty Re: The Playoffs: Playing Through The Pain on Thu May 14, 2009 6:56 am

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And will we ever know how bad Sergei Gonchar's knee injury was/is?

Anybody remember the Bobby Baun story BTW?

From The Bleacher Report:

It was 1964. In Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings, Leaf defenseman Bob Baun fell to the ice in excruciating pain after blocking a slap shot off his ankle late in the third period.

Baun was carried off on a stretcher and was presumed to be out for the remainder of the series. During the intermission, Baun refused to have his ankle X-rayed.

Instead, he insisted it be frozen and, miraculously, he skated out for the overtime session.

The Maple Leafs, facing a three games to two deficit at the time, were in need of a hero to keep their Stanley Cup dreams alive. At the 1:42 mark of overtime, Baun drilled a shot from the point that beat Detroit netminder Terry Sawchuk, giving the Leafs a Game 6 victory.

Inspired by his heroics, the Leafs easily won Game 7, 4-0, giving the team a third consecutive Stanley Cup victory.

It was not until after the series that it was discovered Bob Baun had scored that overtime winner on a fractured ankle.

18The Playoffs: Playing Through The Pain - Page 2 Empty Re: The Playoffs: Playing Through The Pain on Fri May 15, 2009 12:52 am

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We've heard about some of the walking--well, skating wounded--throughout the playoffs...

Now that we are down to the Final Four, it will be most interesting to find out how banged up many of the warriors--whose teams have been eliminated--were.

Even more interesting to examine who might be playing through pain--and what kind--in the Conference Finals.

We know some who were...

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19The Playoffs: Playing Through The Pain - Page 2 Empty Re: The Playoffs: Playing Through The Pain on Fri May 15, 2009 7:56 am

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I love love this line from Gilchrest:

"I don't remember the pain being bad enough that I didn't want to do it."

Amazing.

20The Playoffs: Playing Through The Pain - Page 2 Empty Re: The Playoffs: Playing Through The Pain on Sat May 16, 2009 1:03 am

davetherave

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When we watch hockey and we pass our judgements on those who play it, it's wise to keep in mind these men often play with injuries that would shock--and even horrify--most of us.

In the playoffs? You don't want to know the kind of pain these guys play through.

So when we see them and think they're 'struggling', there may be an entirely different kind of struggle going on.

Here's to the warriors.
Cheers

21The Playoffs: Playing Through The Pain - Page 2 Empty Re: The Playoffs: Playing Through The Pain on Mon May 18, 2009 6:38 pm

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bruins release a statement today of some of their big guns who will undergo the knife as per tsn.ca
BOSTON -- Bruins high scorers Phil Kessel and David Krejci face surgeries that could keep them from playing early next season.
The 21-year-old Kessel, who led Boston with 36 goals, will have
surgery for a torn rotator cuff and labrum in his shoulder. The
23-year-old Krejci, second on the team with 73 points, will undergo hip
surgery. General manager Peter Chiarelli said Monday their status for
the start of the season is questionable.

Both played in all 11 Bruins playoff games. Boston was eliminated Thursday night by Carolina in seven games.
Chiarelli said defenceman Andrew Ference also will have surgery. Ference has a torn groin, a bruised pelvis and a hernia.

22The Playoffs: Playing Through The Pain - Page 2 Empty Re: The Playoffs: Playing Through The Pain on Tue May 19, 2009 7:26 am

wprager

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Briere to have corrective eye surgery:
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=279152

What a playoff warrior. He played through the pain of wearing contact lenses, but has now decided to have laser eye surgery and put away the lenses forever.

23The Playoffs: Playing Through The Pain - Page 2 Empty Re: The Playoffs: Playing Through The Pain on Tue May 26, 2009 4:40 pm

davetherave

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As we find out more about who's hurt and how badly, and the pain of competing in playoff games gets more challenging, who do you see as 'warriors' playing through it?

24The Playoffs: Playing Through The Pain - Page 2 Empty Re: The Playoffs: Playing Through The Pain on Tue May 26, 2009 6:11 pm

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davetherave wrote:As we find out more about who's hurt and how badly, and the pain of competing in playoff games gets more challenging, who do you see as 'warriors' playing through it?

Gonchar
Lidstrom (once the Finals are on)
Crosby
Franzen
Datsyuk

25The Playoffs: Playing Through The Pain - Page 2 Empty Re: The Playoffs: Playing Through The Pain on Tue May 26, 2009 7:50 pm

davetherave

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Sergei Gonchar. Missed one game after that brutal hit by Ovechkin, and has been motoring onward since.

A real T-72.

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26The Playoffs: Playing Through The Pain - Page 2 Empty Re: The Playoffs: Playing Through The Pain on Tue May 26, 2009 10:20 pm

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davetherave wrote:As we find out more about who's hurt and how badly, and the pain of competing in playoff games gets more challenging, who do you see as 'warriors' playing through it?

Not really your question, but: Jason Smith :n: 2 seperated shoulders as a D-man?? Crazy!

27The Playoffs: Playing Through The Pain - Page 2 Empty Re: The Playoffs: Playing Through The Pain on Sun May 31, 2009 6:47 am

davetherave

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More news comes out about the warriors playing through the pain...Chicago's Sammy Pahlsson. This from the Chicago Tribune, reported yesterday:

According to a source, veteran center Sammy Pahlsson played every game during the Hawks' postseason run with a separated left shoulder. Pahlsson suffered a first-degree separation during the first period of Game 1 of the first-round series against Calgary and then sustained a more severe third-degree separation in the first period of the Hawks' second-round series against Vancouver.

Pahlsson, 31, had two goals and three assists in 17 playoff games and had a minus-4 rating. He was acquired from Anaheim at the March 4 trade deadline for defenseman James Wisniewski and is an unrestricted free agent after making $1.4 million this season.

"I'm really happy I came to this place," Pahlsson said. "I really loved it here. I like the guys on the team, everyone around it and the fans were just crazy. I hope they want to have me back."

General manager Dale Tallon indicated he would like to re-sign Pahlsson, who won't need surgery and should be healed after six weeks of rest.

"Sammy's a really valuable addition, almost like another coach on the bench, and he's great in the locker room," Tallon said. "We're interested in keeping him."


Again, when we watch the playoffs--and hockey in general for that matter--and critique players, one has to wonder how many of them are playing with injuries we don't hear about until long afterwards...

28The Playoffs: Playing Through The Pain - Page 2 Empty Re: The Playoffs: Playing Through The Pain on Sun May 31, 2009 10:18 pm

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He would be a nice addition to Ottawa - cheap and effective, as well as a stabilizing influence in the locker-room.

29The Playoffs: Playing Through The Pain - Page 2 Empty Re: The Playoffs: Playing Through The Pain on Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:46 am

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Acro>you have paid quite the compliment to Mr Pahlsson...

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