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07-21-2012, 06:37 PM
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The greatest injury-prone players?

Hello..

What's your list of the greatest players that happened to be injury-prone?

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07-22-2012, 02:41 PM
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I guess Lindros fits this bill. You could say Lemieux, but the issue with Lemieux was his back and not a bunch of injuries. Kind of the same with Bossy (who wasn't injury prone but did retire early). Lindros played 81 games once in 2002-'03 when he was a shell of his former self. Then 73, 72 and 71 games. Never 70 other than that. But it wasn't just his concussion. It was a collapsed lung, or his time in Toronto he had his wrist. It was always something with him. He skated with his head down all the time which was his first mistake.

Hard to say about Crosby too. He had the big concussion in 2011 and then the ones following. But he bumped into Kunitz which allegedly caused another one and in 2008 he slid to the end boards hurting his ankle. I always thought each of his major injuries could be prevented. How much has he been injured. No word of a lie, Crosby has played in only one all-star game in his career - 2007.

But the all-time winner COULD be Taylor Hall if he's not more careful. 65 and 61 games respectively in a season. But it has been the injuries and the circumstances of the injuries that lead me to believe Hall could miss time every season if he doesn't watch it.





The first video is just being clumsy. The second one he basically injures himself as he is either losing his footing or just going low to try and avoid it.

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I guess Lindros fits this bill. You could say Lemieux, but the issue with Lemieux was his back and not a bunch of injuries. Kind of the same with Bossy (who wasn't injury prone but did retire early). Lindros played 81 games once in 2002-'03 when he was a shell of his former self. Then 73, 72 and 71 games. Never 70 other than that. But it wasn't just his concussion. It was a collapsed lung, or his time in Toronto he had his wrist. It was always something with him. He skated with his head down all the time which was his first mistake.

Hard to say about Crosby too. He had the big concussion in 2011 and then the ones following. But he bumped into Kunitz which allegedly caused another one and in 2008 he slid to the end boards hurting his ankle. I always thought each of his major injuries could be prevented. How much has he been injured. No word of a lie, Crosby has played in only one all-star game in his career - 2007.

But the all-time winner COULD be Taylor Hall if he's not more careful. 65 and 61 games respectively in a season. But it has been the injuries and the circumstances of the injuries that lead me to believe Hall could miss time every season if he doesn't watch it.





The first video is just being clumsy. The second one he basically injures himself as he is either losing his footing or just going low to try and avoid it.
Hall is going to get seriously hurt if he continues to play the way he did thus far, I swear every time he plays the Avs Ryan Wilson absolutely drills him.


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Hello..

What's your list of the greatest players that happened to be injury-prone?
Pat LaFontaine
Steve Yzerman (to a certain extent)
Cam Neely

Those are the first three that I can think of right off hand. I'd mention Crosby, but I don't think he'll ever make a greatest anything list of mine unless it's about diving.

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.... Man, theres a ton of them, either as a result of their style of play, because they became targets and or simple misfortune and bad luck. Wendel Clarke comes to mind. Pat Lafontaine another.

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It might surprise people that Spezza has 1.02 PPG in his career. Surprising because he's had a lot of seasons where he's missed 15-20 games and missed out on being among the elite. He's had some untimely injuries when he is playing well

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Lemieux
Bure
Selanne
Forsberg
Lindros
Bossy

Injury prone? There's no such thing as injury prone. Injuries happened to these great players whether it was cancer, bad knees, concussions, or just freak injuries. Neely is a player who I feel was made greater than he really was because of his injuries as are many others. Bure and Forsberg to a lesser extent too.

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Dude. You seriously have no better things to do than search every single post about Crosby and defend him like a ******** 5-year old?
Have you noticed that you tend to follow very closely what he posts and then quote him and tell him how ******** he is and then post a very ******** post yourself.

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Hard to say about Crosby too. He had the big concussion in 2011 and then the ones following. But he bumped into Kunitz which allegedly caused another one .
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Could have been the Krejci elbow. There was no contact to the head when he and Kunitz collided

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Lemieux
Bure
Selanne
Forsberg
Lindros
Bossy

Injury prone? There's no such thing as injury prone. Injuries happened to these great players whether it was cancer, bad knees, concussions, or just freak injuries. Neely is a player who I feel was made greater than he really was because of his injuries as are many others. Bure and Forsberg to a lesser extent too.
I would say that Forsbergs injuries has caused a greatly overrated "what if"-case. I don't think his injuries has been used to make him greater. Actually the reverse. Most people use his injuries to downplay his importance. I would say that Lindros has too to a lesser extent but he has also get put on pedestal by some in the same way Neely has been.

I would say Orr, Bossy, Forsberg, Lafontaine, Potvin is some of the greatest "injury proned" players.

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I can't believe how late in this thread were Orr and Bure mentioned. Or even Forsberg.

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Could have been the Krejci elbow. There was no contact to the head when he and Kunitz collided
Doesnt have to be contact with the head when you have previously suffered concussion(s).

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Doesnt have to be contact with the head when you have previously suffered concussion(s).
But i`d say the probability of getting a concussion from a hit is higher when the theres contact to the head then when there is not.

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Crosby had whiplash.

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Neely wasn't injury-prone, he was cheap-shotted by a ******* who should have been put out of hockey the second he gouged Pierre Mondou's eyes out.

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Orr and Lemieux of course. I'll also throw Forsberg's name out there as well.

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Dickie Moore is no Lemieux or Orr, but he deserves to be included on a list such as this one

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