Posted by LeftWinger
on 18 January 2015 - 06:41 PM
This is pretty sad.....
....pretty sad that Gordie had to go to a 3rd world country to have a life saving procedure done that this country, supposedly the greatest country on earth REFUSES to ok throught the FDA! Really America?f****** Tijuana, Mexico? Of course I could imagine the price you'd have to pay in America to have this procedure done if it ever got the ok to go forward with it. Obama and his cronies would have their hands all over it. Of course, they don't make as much money CURING these things as they do "TREATING" them...
...a story like this makes me happy for the patient, but pissess me the f*** off knowing that the cures are out there, yet the NWO just allows people to become debt slaves to medical bills and just die off in obvious population control attemtps. "They" don't want us living until we are 100, "they" want us dead before or soon after you retire and stop giving them you income taxes...
Would any bad team be willing to trade a top pick for those guys? Doubtful. Also, the bad teams aren't Cup contenders, so Pavel and Hank would not likely want to go to those places.
The mid level or Cup contending teams don't have high draft picks, so what's the point?
Holland and company can make good draft picks, problem is, we don't get high enough picks to draft a Tavares or Stamkos. That's what this franchise really needs for the future. And as I stated above, it's unlikely for multiple reasons that we'd get picks that high.
We're stuck with hoping that Nyquist or Tatar turn into Datsyuk and Zetterberg type players.
Always loved Bertuzzi and wish him the best. For years I fantasized about watching him hoist the Cup. It would make fans of other teams CRAZY. For the heel factor alone it became the thing I wanted to see most in hockey.
As someone who deals with health issues (kidney stones, back pain...) on a daily basis, I can understand and respect his decision. Ultimately, it's just a website, and hockey is just a game. Health and family and quality of life is all that really matters.
I hope everything works out for him. He'll be in my thoughts and prayers.