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#41 Selliria

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 07:03 PM

I'm dead serious. If he can play now, then he could play in a ASG. These games on the regular schedule are much more physical than the ASG will be.

The Wings know what happened last time their guys sat out and it should be the same this time. It's a win for them anyway, he gets the break off and an extra game.


He wasn't chosen for the ASG so he didn't actually break any rules though. But it's just another loophole in NHL policy.

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 07:08 PM

He wasn't chosen for the ASG so he didn't actually break any rules though. But it's just another loophole in NHL policy.


Oh, I just assumed he was since they kept talking about him not going.....

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 07:18 PM

Oh, I just assumed he was since they kept talking about him not going.....


From my understanding, the Red Wings organization contacted the NHL and requested that Z not be chosen. They agreed, nullifying Z of breaking the rule in question.

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 07:27 PM

throw him outta the league. that is all.

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 07:29 PM

throw him outta the league. that is all.

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 07:32 PM

From my understanding, the Red Wings organization contacted the NHL and requested that Z not be chosen. They agreed, nullifying Z of breaking the rule in question.


Ah. Thanks for the clarification.

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 07:42 PM

People have been embellishing injuries for years to skip All Star Games.

Any serious cup contender appreciates the All Star Break more for it's rest and recuperation value.

Crosby has missed ten games. I think in a league where concussions and head shots and stuff are becoming a progressively bigger issue, the league would look like a bunch of hypocrites if they disciplined Crosby in any way for skipping it because of a concussion. Imagine how horrible it would look on the league if he played and sustained an even greater head injury?

The only reason it is even an issue is that the NHL knows there are half a million Crosby Fan-boi's out there, who won't watch any hockey game unless Crosby is playing. The ASG is a big ticket item for the NHL, and they're trying to make it even bigger this year than ever before......it really kinks their plans when the poster boy for the NHL (And for Big kids Diapers), misses out on the event. Hell, as it is it's the number 1 news item on every damn hockey site.

It's a shame IMO that players can't voluntarily decline the ASG. But then hardly any serious playoff teams would send anybody.

I think it should be as follows:

Each NHL team should be required to send one player to the ASG, but in the case of Pittsburgh where three players were selected (I think, didn't really look it up), two in theory should be able to opt out of the game. It seems crappy to me that they can pick three guys from a playoff contending team, and force them all to work all weekend, while the rest of the league takes those days off. I guess it's what they get paid the big money for......but as a potential cup finalist....I sure as hell wouldn't want three of my top guys wasting time and risking injury in a game that is worth absolutely nothing in the grand scheme of things.

I like the skills competition, but IMO the ASG is a joke, and is lately becoming a HUGE distraction in the NHL.
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Posted 24 January 2011 - 07:43 PM

Ah. Thanks for the clarification.


No problem. :)

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 07:51 PM

Technically, if Crosby plays tomorrow, he would be in violation of the rule if he then skipped the ASG. Doesn't look like he will though, so nothing to discuss really.

However, Crosby certainly should be suspended a game for skipping the ASG two years ago, since it was just a made up rule that allowed him to weasel out of it back then.

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 08:56 PM

Crosby will be missing the game before the all star game and most likely the game after. There is no double standard here and Crosby should not be suspended. However, Crosby is a big complainer.


Talk about an inflated self-worth.


Over a week after this rumor was squashed you bring it up like it is fact again.

Honestly, not every rumor that paints Crosby as the bad guy is true. Stop regurgitating garbage.

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 09:42 PM

Yep there is no difference in the amount of attention/media given to him in his locker room compared to the All Star game weekend. :rolleyes:


Plus, I'm no doctor, but I have a sneaking suspicion that flying and all the odd air pressure that entails isn't exactly good for a concussion.

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 11:41 PM

Technically, if Crosby plays tomorrow, he would be in violation of the rule if he then skipped the ASG. Doesn't look like he will though, so nothing to discuss really.

However, Crosby certainly should be suspended a game for skipping the ASG two years ago, since it was just a made up rule that allowed him to weasel out of it back then.



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Posted 25 January 2011 - 12:20 PM

Malkin isn't going now either. They're dropping like flies.

Malkin will also miss All-Star Weekend.


Pittsburgh center Evgeni Malkin is joining teammate Sidney Crosby on the All-Star injured list and will not be attending the festivities in Raleigh this coming weekend, Penguins coach Dan Bylsma told reporters Tuesday after the team's morning skate in preparation for their final game before the break.
Malkin will miss his third straight game Tuesday when the Penguins host the Islanders. Bylsma said he's out with a sinus infection/illness, but he has reportedly been bothered by a left knee injury as well.


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Posted 25 January 2011 - 12:53 PM

Plus, I'm no doctor, but I have a sneaking suspicion that flying and all the odd air pressure that entails isn't exactly good for a concussion.


I'm no doctor either (I'm a trauma nurse and ex-RAF aeromed nurse) but flying whilst still suffering the effects of concussion is considered a big no-no. Considering Crosby is still apparently suffering concussion after missing 10 games I'd suggest its possibly serious enough not to bother with flying somewhere to do grip and grin photos.

There are a lot of things to dislike Crosby for but suffering a concussion is no laughing matter and one that has kept him out of 10 games must be pretty bad.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 01:11 PM

Here's hoping Crosby has the concussion luck of Marc Savard. Cheers.



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Posted 25 January 2011 - 01:23 PM

The league should push the game back until Crosby recovers.
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Posted 25 January 2011 - 03:12 PM

Here's hoping Crosby has the concussion luck of Marc Savard. Cheers.


Actually would love if the 2 would switch places. Would rather watch Savvy to be honest and despite what Colie Campbell thinks, a hell of a lot tougher too.
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Posted 25 January 2011 - 03:21 PM

Here's hoping Crosby has the concussion luck of Marc Savard. Cheers.


That's a pretty sick thing to hope for.

I wouldn't wish the amount of head injuries suffered by Marc Savard to anyone I've encountered in my own life, not to mention wish it on a person I've had no direct contact or interaction with.

But alas, fans will be fans I suppose.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 03:26 PM

I'm no doctor either (I'm a trauma nurse and ex-RAF aeromed nurse) but flying whilst still suffering the effects of concussion is considered a big no-no. Considering Crosby is still apparently suffering concussion after missing 10 games I'd suggest its possibly serious enough not to bother with flying somewhere to do grip and grin photos.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:17 PM

The league should push the game back until Crosby recovers.

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