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01-29-2013, 10:09 PM
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Blaming Callahan for this = Stupid. Still thinking firmly that he is = Willfully Stupid.

Blaming Talbot with intent = Even more stupid.

Cally reacted exactly as he should've. I don't want no ***** for a captain. Talbot, in no way did it with intent. I think if he is to be accused of anything it is carelessness, for the awkward ways in which he was grabbing and tugging on the arm. But I don't think for the second he thought it would have that outcome. See, the thing with hindsight is that you have all the time in the world. But in real time, with screaming fans and an adrenalized Cally coming after him, it wasn't about thinking; just reacting. But the twists, tugs and off balance pressure most definitely did a job to Cally's arm. It looks like it poppped just before they started going down to the ice. When they finally were down, Cally said something and Talbot immediately stopped, gave cally a love tap, and signaled to the Rangers bench. He in no way wanted to hurt him, he just didn't want to get hurt himself either, so was tugging and pulling at Cally just to try to gain advantage. But not in a malicious way, just in a split second "****, his arm is all I've got and I ain't lettin go or he'll friggin pummel me!" type of way.

But regardless, it is what it is, and what it is; at the moment, does not appear to be very good. The way Cally leaned towards his left as he skated off, shoulder low, couldn't raise his arm up at all, not to mention the way it even looked weird in the sweater, and I think we're undoubtedly looking at some sort of 6-8 weeks or more type of shoulder injury. I hope to hell I'm wrong, but Cally's reaction said it all to me. His expressions, gestures and demeanor along with the urgency of his leaving seemed to all point to him knowing that something real was wrong, and something really not very good. But I anxiously await the injury report, and hope it turns out to be another stepan ankle magical surprise.

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