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10-22-2013, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Hawkey Town 18 View Post
Chronic injury is not something I give any player a break on. There are a few things that can cause this: their body is naturally weaker, they aren't taking care of themselves, or their playing style is constantly putting them in harms way. I think all three were contributing factors to Lemieux, and I see no reason why he shouldn't be docked for them.

The cancer aspect is completely different. There is a lot of gray area as to how many games his cancer ultimately caused him to miss. We do know that Lemieux had injury problems long before the cancer showed up.
IMO, missed time is missed time, giving allowances for the 3, or is it 4 lockouts now Gary? and some for WW2 as well.

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