I hope you are right. I guess the anonymity associated with being on an internet forum does allow a person to say or claim things they would not normally if their name was associated with it. More outlandish claims are easier to make that way.
Funny, this was the exact subject of my doctoral thesis, "Heights of Anonymity", which was conducted from the Space Shuttle.
I look at our man games lost, and previous injury record. I'm not even going to dig past this season, but look at what happens when players end up here :
- Prust never missed a game in NY, comes here and here comes the injuries.
- Briere averages 75 games a year in Philly. Montreal - concussion 8 games in.
- Gionta was practically an iron man in NJ - injury riddled in Montreal
Prust got a concussion in 2009. But to be fair he's injured himself ramming the boards in Montreal. Other than the Finley fight, he's pretty much been the cause of his injuries.
Briere had 2 concussions while in Philly.
Gionta had 2 freak injuries (ripping your bicep) but that doesn't have anything to do with bigger role players over-extending themselves.
Honestly most injuries are random when it comes to the size of the players involved, as we can see some of the biggest teams in the NHL suffer a lot of injuries. There's really no correlation you can make between team size and injuries. At least I haven't seen any numbers that would support that theory.
The Sens aren't exactly small, and they were riddled with injuries last year. Injuries are par for the course in the NHL, no one is immune, and size really doesn't have much to do with it, at least from all the examples I've seen in the NHL. Big or small, they can all fall.
Murray and Parros should be back by the end of november and Emelin sometimes in december.
Which is what concerns me about the Habs. Aside from Patches, why do all their players end up out longer than the team originally said? Murray was said to be 4-6 weeks from the last week of September. By my math, that should put him back well before "end of November."
Luc Gelinas @LucGelinasRDS 18 min
Après avoir patiné avec Murray et Emelin, George Parros demeure sur la patinoire pour l'entraînement régulier. #RDS
Parros back with the team!!!!!!!!
Concussions are such a weird thing. Briere got a piece of someone's shoulder and is out indefinitely, while Parros slammed his face into the ice, out cold, and is back skating with the team a couple weeks later.