Man, I really want him to be healthy soon and play for the Kings again, when he's ready of course... I expect a lot from him and I hope he'll have a great career with the LA Kings.
I think it's important to have good European and Russian players on your team as well. I really like the Russian style of hockey, not dumping the puck in so often but more trying to hang on to it to make a play.
Frolov of course one of the best at this puck possession style.
Also, how often does it happen that away commentators mispronounce the name or say a whole other name? Man... I remember one game where they kept calling Drewiske, Purcell untill well into the third...
I'm not really familiar with a dislocated shoulder, but does it really still hurt once it's back in?
Oh man, I've dislocated my shoulder before and I will never forget that intense flash of pain. When your shoulder pops out, until it is back in nothing I've felt has come close to that pain. After it goes back in, it still hurts but not nearly as bad, but it takes a long time to get your range of motion back. Hell, I still don't fully have mine back without mild pain and my injury was like 4 years ago. Although, I also didn't get it professionally placed... I was at the gym lifting weights when it happened and when it popped out the weight almost ripped my ****ing arm off. I had to pop it back in by myself with 45lbs in my hand that I couldn't let go of without smashing more body parts. I don't think I seated it quite right...
Damn this injury bug is coming on in Andy Murray like fashion. Poor Loki, you don't hear about dislocated shoulders too often in hockey.
Dislocation recovery time varies greatly, but in general the longer it is out of place the more stretching of connective tissues there is and the longer the recovery. I dislocated mine several times until I had a reconstruction about 15 years ago. Recovery for the first few was around 5 weeks. The last time I dislocated it I was in a somewhat remote place and I didn't get it back in place for a good 90 minutes. I remember it being weaker and taking about 7 weeks to get up to speed. Depending on degree of separation, I would say 4 weeks minimum, 8 weeks maximum until he is doing full rehab. Any longer than 2 months is uncommon unless you really do a number on it.
My guess is that if it was so bad that he needed to go to the hospital, he is going to be out for at least a month or two. Look at Matt Stafford on the Lions, he dislocated his shoulder and is still playing football so it really depends on the severity of the injury and if it is a recurring injury. Dislocated shoulders are one of those things that can become recurring. I'm no doctor but I know some people that have had that type of injury and the more frequent it happens, the more the tendons or muscles stretch which makes it worse and you lose range. If it is his first one, he'll probably be out for a month or two depending on the severity. If he has to have surgery, then it could be much longer I'm guessing.