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Bert is Back! Mono test was false positive.

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Re: "This team is too old,"

Yes and no (IMHO). "No" because we're not that old. "Yes" because everyone whose opinion matters seems to want this to be A Young Team. All these sound bites about hunger, and battling through this ridiculous schedule, and seizing opportunity, and surprising people despite a lack of experience, and trying to take a "blue-collar" approach - it all screams young-inexperienced-team-that-wants-to-overachieve. So where does an older guy fit into that? Well, I guess to retract what I said a little, I think that our older players actually fit that mold pretty well - as opposed to being, like, old and super-soft sniper specialists (e.g. Brett Hull), we have a nice collection of very hard-nosed, physically capable "blue-collar" types in Bertuzzi, Cleary, Samuelsson, et al. Even Zetterberg - he's like an ultra-class third-liner. Even Datsyuk has shown a salty side.

Speaking of Datsyuk, though, he might actually be the "old guy" I'm most worried about. He, probably more than any of other "old Wing," is Skill, Skill, Skill (with some extra stuff thrown in - though less so every season, I assume, as he is in fact a near-ancient 34 years of age). How will his game hold up re: his body. How will it work in the context of this new-look, new-feel, "new-age" roster? I think that's where we may ultimately find Brunner's immediate worth, i.e. in, yes, his production, but, perhaps even more importantly, in how he helps to bridge old and new, super-skill-dependent-aesthetic-of-yesterday and young-and-dirty-workingman-ethos-of-today.

Lordy, I dunno if any of that'll make any sense. I'm exhausted and my brain feels like mush. :turn:

Edited by Dabura

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Damn. So much for having the "too much depth" argument. Underestimated the potential for injuries.

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<blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="Dabura" data-cid="2341558" data-time="1358620534"><p>

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Ouch.<br />

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(Somewhere dark and secret, but with wifi, Nyquists rubs his hands together, grinningly madly.)</p></blockquote>

Emdog will be on the third line soon if this keeps up.

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Where did you hear this?

Malik's mentioned it on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/georgemalik/status/292704276239761409

I feel like this could actually be a good chance for Mursak to show whether or not he's got a spot on this team, or at the very least, show that he's a capable NHL player so someone else can put him to use.

Edited by Jesusberg

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That's awful. I wonder if he got the mono too because of his age.

Bertuzzi was bitter of the lockout saying how it would be difficult for an older player to come back if a season was lost. Season wasn't completely lost but now he has mono. Then there's the added strain of the law suit this spring. I wonder if this is his last season.

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I could be wrong, and I hope I am, but if he has enlargement of his spleen, wouldn't he have to sit out for 12-18 months until his spleen returns to normal? I couldn't imagine any doctors clearing anyone to play any contact sport, especially at the NHL level, with an enlarged spleen.

Lordy, I hope the spleen is not enraged.

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Oh, did you say enlarged? I'm sorry. NM.

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<blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="Dabura" data-cid="2341558" data-time="1358620534"><p>

<br />

Ouch.<br />

<br />

<br />

(Somewhere dark and secret, but with wifi, Nyquists rubs his hands together, grinningly madly.)</p></blockquote>

Emdog will be on the third line soon if this keeps up.

Ok, 2 dollars. 2 dollars to stop calling him Emdog.

If anyone is going to get a chance, it's Gus. I can't see them inserting Cory when Eaves have been cleared to play. Eaves is > than Emmerton and so is Gus.

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I could be wrong, and I hope I am, but if he has enlargement of his spleen, wouldn't he have to sit out for 12-18 months until his spleen returns to normal? I couldn't imagine any doctors clearing anyone to play any contact sport, especially at the NHL level, with an enlarged spleen.

I don't recall hearing that his spleen was enlarged. Is there a source? While it's possible to have an enlarged spleen with mono, it's certainly not expected. When it does happen though, I believe it's 4-6 weeks from the time of diagnosis that he'd be out. Given that he'll already be out for a month it wouldn't really make a huge difference.

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Mono can get pretty intense...I got it my junior year of high school ,had the 6 week Mono bug and it attacked my spleen and tonsils. Doctors told me I was lucky to still have my tosils as they offset the damge to spleen. I was quarantined at my house for 6 weeks and ended up missing 11 weeks of school. Honestly, if he indeed has the 6 wek strain and its already hitting his spleen I would be suprised as hell if hes back in 2 months. The toll it takes on ur body is incredible, I lost 37 lbs and would sleep for 24 hours and basically lived off iv and chicken soup. It was hell

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Yeah, when my wife had it, she was utterly wiped out for a year, sleeping 18 hours a day, and she wasn't 100% for another couple of years after that, she would just fall asleep at the drop of a hat.

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