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02-13-2012, 03:07 PM
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Comries retirement and Kelser

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=387700

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The statement added that Comrie was no longer able to "manage the rigours of NHL play."

A two-time 30-goal scorer, Comrie's hip issues limited him to just 127 games over the last three seasons.
So, three hip surgeries in 10 years, the last 3 seasons being severely limited.

So what do we think... are we glimpsing at Ryan Keslers future?

Here's hoping not BUT I'd be pretty concerned if I was Gillis. I've said this before... for a guy who's game is predicated on speed and power hip issues are a major red flag.

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Interesting that these hip issues really started causing him problems after he met Hillary Duff....

Seriously, the guy is set for life with his inheritance, money he's made as a player, money his wife has and there is no point to him ruining the remaining 5 decades of his life. He probably should have packed it in sooner.

And yes it is an area of concern I think of when it comes to Kesler. Kesler's style of play lends itself to a "short" career. Then again, he could be more of a finesse player and get concussed all the time.

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I'm not too concerned, yet.

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He looked kind of chubby during the offseasons, meaning that he wasn't a gym fiend like Kesler. Lets just say I don't think we'd have seen Comrie leaning against a rock, buck naked (please don't photoshop this ).

I think the key to longevity in the NHL is a combination of good habits, adaptation, and luck.

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I don't think with his style of play that Kesler is going to be one of those guys who lasts until he's 40. I don't think it's a big deal though, just don't sign him to a lifetime contract.

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He looked kind of chubby during the offseasons, meaning that he wasn't a gym fiend like Kesler. Lets just say I don't think we'd have seen Comrie leaning against a rock, buck naked (please don't photoshop this ).
Don't have to, here he is in his new role as hollywood extra:


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Comrie didn't wear out his hips in hockey. Look at his wife. He probably doesn't even own a TV or computer. He probably forgot he played hockey.

MC: The Oil called.
HD: Somebody has to go buy food!
MC: No, the Edmonton Oilers.
HD: Oh. I guess you'll just ignore me from now on, then? (jiggles)
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Comrie didn't wear out his hips in hockey. Look at his wife. He probably doesn't even own a TV or computer. He probably forgot he played hockey.

MC: The Oil called.
HD: Somebody has to go buy food!
MC: No, the Edmonton Oilers.
HD: Oh. I guess you'll just ignore me from now on, then? (jiggles)
MC: C'mere.


Plus his father owns the Brick which makes him a very, very rich dude. Who needs hockey ?

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Plus his father owns the Brick which makes him a very, very rich dude. Who needs hockey ?
Yeah, let's leave it to the guys who actually want to win.

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I would say it's a bigger concern for Mike Fisher.

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The fact that Comrie ballooned up after not playing for a season kinda makes me think he's not even 10% the fitness freak Kesler is. The guy probably didn't rehab as effectively as Ryan Kesler did.

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Kesler is a beast, though.

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He looked kind of chubby during the offseasons, meaning that he wasn't a gym fiend like Kesler. Lets just say I don't think we'd have seen Comrie leaning against a rock, buck naked (please don't photoshop this ).
This is correct. If Comrie had Kesler's commitment to fitness and improvement, he'd be a perennial 35 goal scorer.

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The fact that Comrie ballooned up after not playing for a season kinda makes me think he's not even 10% the fitness freak Kesler is. The guy probably didn't rehab as effectively as Ryan Kesler did.
Comrie subscribes to the Keith Tkachuk school of off-season conditioning.

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Average age of former Selke winners in their final NHL season: 36-37 (add a year if you just use the ones from the last 20 years.) I think we're OK for a while.

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So, three hip surgeries in 10 years, the last 3 seasons being severely limited.

So what do we think... are we glimpsing at Ryan Keslers future?

Here's hoping not BUT I'd be pretty concerned if I was Gillis. I've said this before... for a guy who's game is predicated on speed and power hip issues are a major red flag.
He's not retiring because of hip probelms he's retiring because he's filthy rich and never really even had a passion for hockey. Even when he was first in the league there were character issues. Obviously the hip problems were a contributing factor but I have to really question his work ehtic during the rehabs. He was probably to busy spending money.

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Comrie subscribes to the Keith Tkachuk school of off-season conditioning.
Pork ribs and strawberry Kwik?

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He's earned the right to sit on his duff.

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This is correct. If Comrie had Kesler's commitment to fitness and improvement, he'd be a perennial 35 goal scorer.
Comrie had pretty high hockey IQ and slick hands...the guy could have been a 40 goal scorer for a while or at the least a clutch producer like Danny Briere. This guy really had it all but he was heartless.

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For every player like Comrie who has a couple surgeries and can't recover, there are players like Hemsky and Selanne who have multiple surgeries and a ton of rehab to go through, but finish it and become successful players again.

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For every player like Comrie who has a couple surgeries and can't recover, there are players like Hemsky and Selanne who have multiple surgeries and a ton of rehab to go through, but finish it and become successful players again.
Hemsky? And I'm not concerned at all.

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Interesting that these hip issues really started causing him problems after he met Hillary Duff....

Seriously, the guy is set for life with his inheritance, money he's made as a player, money his wife has and there is no point to him ruining the remaining 5 decades of his life. He probably should have packed it in sooner.

And yes it is an area of concern I think of when it comes to Kesler. Kesler's style of play lends itself to a "short" career. Then again, he could be more of a finesse player and get concussed all the time.
he won the lottery 3 times over. His dad owns the Brick or something, he's gold digging Duff and he got into the NHL. Spread the good fortune around a little ****k

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Average age of former Selke winners in their final NHL season: 36-37 (add a year if you just use the ones from the last 20 years.) I think we're OK for a while.
There's an odd connection to make...

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Interesting that these hip issues really started causing him problems after he met Hillary Duff....

Seriously, the guy is set for life with his inheritance, money he's made as a player, money his wife has and there is no point to him ruining the remaining 5 decades of his life. He probably should have packed it in sooner.

And yes it is an area of concern I think of when it comes to Kesler. Kesler's style of play lends itself to a "short" career. Then again, he could be more of a finesse player and get concussed all the time.
I agree. I think his vast wealth played a pretty large role in this decision.

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