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06-14-2009, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Opus View Post
I'm not blaming Briere in any way, shape or form...but it could be possible that the workouts he conducts with Hugo in the off season, aren't exactly 'groin friendly'. I now Jim Rutherford talk at length about the rise of groin injuries that he's seen in recent years and he feels it has a lot to do with the amount of working out the players doing. Could he be wrong, absolutely.

As far as putting blame on the training staff, their only as good as the player allows them to be. If Briere tells them he feels little if any pain, what do you want the training staff to do? I'm not saying it's either party that should be held accountable, but it's possible they are both partially to blame.
My original issue was with blaming Briere for being "out of shape."

I don't think we can really say who's to blame at this point simply because we don't have enough information. However, as I said, the Flyers training staff does have a very poor record when it comes to rushing players back from injury, so I think that is something that should be considered.

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