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04-09-2012, 11:29 AM
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Bourdon was playing through a concussion..

http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/..._ailments.html

Wow... and he really wasn't that bad, with a concussion. Sad that he played through it because he was scared of losing his job.

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He started strong and started to fade a bit during his first stint.

I thought it was just the rookie wall.

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He started strong and started to fade a bit during his first stint.

I thought it was just the rookie wall.
Yea. This gives me a lot of hope going into the playoffs... he has been really good since his return now that he is healthy.

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I thought it was just the rookie wall.
Rookie mistake....

Amazing though that he hid his injury..almost Leighton-like....

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playing through a concussion?

wow, what a rookie mistake

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Yea. This gives me a lot of hope going into the playoffs... he has been really good since his return now that he is healthy.
He really has... I'm a big fan of his game, provided he can keep his emotions in check. Bourdon's got a ****ing rocket of a shot, too. Would love to see him unleash it more.

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Summary? Too lazy to click the link...was he concussed recently or his first time up this season?

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Summary? Too lazy to click the link...was he concussed recently or his first time up this season?

YES

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Maybe that answers the question about his turnovers. I hope he continues to keep getting better! Way to go MAB

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Maybe that answers the question about his turnovers. I hope he continues to keep getting better! Way to go MAB
No. No. No.

As happy as we are that he's healthy now, we should not be condoning players playing through concussions.


I will say that there is some awesome stuff in this article other than just the concussion stuff. MAB wants to be a team player, and he wants to be a part of this team.

I met his family way back when during his first training camp. Great people, and MAB is a good guy. I'm really happy he's turned his career around so drastically.

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When you can watch so many star players sidelined with career threatening concussions, playing through an obvious concussion is just plain stupid.

He could have been sidelined for much longer than just 3 weeks

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No. No. No.

As happy as we are that he's healthy now, we should not be condoning players playing through concussions.
Agreed... that was pretty dumb of him... could have ended his career.

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we give a young defenseman more then 1 chance to prove himself and he earns himself a job. patenice is a good thing.
I dont want him playing thru concussions tho, that cannot happen again.

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we give a young defenseman more then 1 chance to prove himself and he earns himself a job. patenice is a good thing.
I dont want him playing thru concussions tho, that cannot happen again.
Hopefully are gone the days where we pick up ****** waiver wire players since management didnt trust the rookies.

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No. No. No.

As happy as we are that he's healthy now, we should not be condoning players playing through concussions.


I will say that there is some awesome stuff in this article other than just the concussion stuff. MAB wants to be a team player, and he wants to be a part of this team.

I met his family way back when during his first training camp. Great people, and MAB is a good guy. I'm really happy he's turned his career around so drastically.
It's gonna happen, especially in cases like this. I completely understand why a guy like MAB would do this. Guys play through other injuries that are less serious and no one bats an eye really. This would be tragic if he had been further injured, but his livelihood depended on playing through it. I don't know what his contract is like, but I assume he gets paid a fraction of what he was making on the NHL level in the AHL. Damned if you do, damned if you don't. If you take time off to heal, he may never get to live out his NHL dreams and get that NHL paycheck again because someone might take his spot. If he gets injured further, he risks the same thing. I completely understand the thinking of if you can play through it, you play through it. It is dangerous and potentially short sighted, but if you are a 23 year old kid (or however old he is) living out your dream of playing in the NHL and cashing huge paychecks every week, are you going to risk losing your spot to take time off and heal? Some people might, others won't. Both are understandable choices.

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While I can understand his predicament I in no way condone his lack of judgement. Clearly his thinking was clouded...

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It's gonna happen, especially in cases like this. I completely understand why a guy like MAB would do this. Guys play through other injuries that are less serious and no one bats an eye really. This would be tragic if he had been further injured, but his livelihood depended on playing through it. I don't know what his contract is like, but I assume he gets paid a fraction of what he was making on the NHL level in the AHL. Damned if you do, damned if you don't. If you take time off to heal, he may never get to live out his NHL dreams and get that NHL paycheck again because someone might take his spot. If he gets injured further, he risks the same thing. I completely understand the thinking of if you can play through it, you play through it. It is dangerous and potentially short sighted, but if you are a 23 year old kid (or however old he is) living out your dream of playing in the NHL and cashing huge paychecks every week, are you going to risk losing your spot to take time off and heal? Some people might, others won't. Both are understandable choices.
From the article:
"NHL teams are not allowed to send injured players to the AHL. Bourdon would have made $4,370 for every day he was injured on the NHL roster, compared with just $351 at the AHL level."

He didn't want to tell the staff while he was in the NHL because he didn't want people to think he was "milking the system".

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From the article:
"NHL teams are not allowed to send injured players to the AHL. Bourdon would have made $4,370 for every day he was injured on the NHL roster, compared with just $351 at the AHL level."

He didn't want to tell the staff while he was in the NHL because he didn't want people to think he was "milking the system".
Yes but when he is injured someone could have taken his spot and sent him back when he was healthy. With fringle NHLers (which Bourdon is at the moment), this happens all the time. You get injured, another fringe NHLer comes up and plays well. There goes your minutes and your locker. I'm not saying it WOULD have happened, but that is the chance you take in a situation like this. While I wouldn't necessarily say he made the right choice, it is an understandable one.

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I agree that it's terrible that he played through it. But it's easy to understand where he's coming from when Bartulis hasn't been a regular ever since the Upshall hit.

This is the worst part of a defenseman's career to be getting injured. It's unfortunate, it's terrible, but I can't say I don't understand.

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He hasn't signed a contract extension for next season yet...
Why would he reveal it now???

Everybody was mad at Leighton when he tried to hide his back issues...

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He hasn't signed a contract extension for next season yet...
Why would he reveal it now???

Everybody was mad at Leighton when he tried to hide his back issues...
Well, leighton's situation was a bit different.. he signed.. THEN said he had a back issue.

MAB just tried to play through a concussion, he didn't hide, sign, then say oh I have a concussion.

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Rookie mistake....

Amazing though that he hid his injury..almost Leighton-like....
The main difference is leighton hid it to get a contract and basically defrauded the team. MAB kept it from the trainers to keep contributing to the team until guys came back and he was able to be sent down, then took his AHL salary not his NHL one. Not the smartest thing(since pronger is a big example), but MAB was trying to be a "team" player. I'm sure the players union is going to want to give him a stern talking to. But I also wouldn't be surprised if the flyers paid him his NHL money off the books. The flyers, by and large, take care of their own.

And with his good showing, he's certainly going to get a contract

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Bourdons intentions were good. Nice to see him want to earn his spot and be a team player. But playing through a concussion was a big mistake. Bad play on his part. It is nice to see that he is healthy again. Before he got the concussion he looked good out there. Hope to see more of Bourdon in the future.

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