I've watched every game alone in my dorm room because nobody else cares enough to wake up at 7:30 to watch a sport they know nothing about.. people on my floor were watching figure skating yesterday during the noon game.
On the news here in Columbus, the anchor said he didn't know who to cheer for in the USA-Russia game because bobrovski was in net for Russia.
I'm surrounded by idiots
LGW is my friend
Posted by kipwinger
on 16 February 2014 - 10:54 AM
THAT'S WHY WE SHOULD HAVE SIGNED TATAR INSTEAD OF FRANZEN WHO IS LAZY AND SUCKS
GET IT TOGETHER KENNY
WON'T SOMEONE PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN
Olympic hockey is the boobs. I'm thoroughly enjoying myself!
I was seriously just thinking the same thing. I'm having a lot of fun watching these games. And while I'll be crushed if the USA doesn't bring home the gold, the good thing is that I'll still not feel as terrible as I did at the end of the 2009 playoffs...so there's really no downside.
Ummm for those that watch the games, yes Micky has been talking about Z not being 100% and that his back has been bothering him. That means yes, he has been the walking wounded.
Z has had a bad back for 2-3 years now. It is not going to get better on its own. HD's don't work that way. he has to have surgery. Period. Even then doesn't mean it fixes things. Just buys time until you have another then another then another. I know lots of people that have had this issue-spent 30 years in construction. Everyone that has one surgery on HD's has another within 5 years. Heck, look at Bert. How long and how many surgeries has he had? Several. Micky Redmond had his career cut short because of his back.
It actually can get "better" (aka less pain & absorption of disk matter) on it's own if given sufficient nutrients & time to heal. Surgery may/may not help with speeding up the process. Evidence is mixed. The problem for Z is that he has an occupation that isn't going to allow for his nervous system to calm down. Back pain is a ***** in that once you have it, your nervous system is centrally sensitized and it is very hard to keep it under control. Our bodies can be cruel in their effort to protect us. Sometimes it thinks the movement of reaching for the shampoo in the shower is a threat & put's people out of commission for a week. Now think about that with Z, a guy getting hacked, whacked, & pushing his body to the limit. For guys like him & Helm it is going to be rough.
USA USA USA This was an awesome game. Seeing Pavs score 2 times in regulation and once in the shootout and then having the US win in the end....Who could of asked for anything more being a US,wings hockey fan.
Posted by Playmaker
on 14 February 2014 - 03:46 PM
I think people are assuming this because he has months off after each season and ends up with back issues 30 games into the season. Sitting out 2 weeks wasn't going to do anything for him. He might have been able to play for another couple of games without issue, but there is no telling.
Resting a herniated disc is never worse than playing with it. Would it have cured him? Of course not, but it absolutely would not have made things worse. Playing would and it did. The travel could have had an impact also. Nothing worse for a bad back than a long plane ride where you can't move around.