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03-03-2014, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Callagraves View Post
I don't really think so. It's an overpayment, but it's not a travesty. Sather not having capspace isn't really a bad thing to me: If he has it, it's a foregone conclusion he'll waste it.

I'd rather he overpay Ryan Callahan than another aging UFA who'll come in, buckle, deteriorate, and become what all the others have. At least we know Callahan will work his ass off.

As for his injury issues, the only one that concerns me is his shoulder. The broken bones are from acute trauma, namely, pucks to bone. Those pucks would likely break any bone, and, medical fun fact: those bones that were fractured are now stronger, and less likely to break.

The shoulder with surgery is a concern, but what player doesn't have a few of those. Rick Nash is one Lucic hit from retirement.
First off, it's ironic how you say someone will be paid a lot to come in and deteriorate, when Callahan is ALREADY deteriorating.

Second, the bolded is a complete myth. A simple google search would help you with that, but I'll give you an MD's answer:

Robert H. Shmerling, M.D.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

But there is no evidence that a previously fractured bone is actually stronger than before the break. On the other hand, it's true that a severe sprain (caused by an injured or even torn ligament) may be reinjured rather easily, while a fracture in the same area (for example, the ankle) might heal more quickly and completely.

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