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01-29-2005, 08:19 PM
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JD: Blackburn close to playing in a game

John Davidson reported on MSG that Blackburns practices in Charlotte have gone well, and he should even be playing soon.

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I hope this kid is able to play and compete for an NHL job. Malhotra, Brendl, Lundmark, and Blackburn over 4 seasons. If they are going to lose for 4 years and miss the play-offs you'd hope ONE of their first rounders during the timespan will someday be a contributor.

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Well, I guess that's good news. I won't get too excited until Dan proves he can play.

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I just dont see how he can ever be a legit NHL goalie. Teams will pick apart his glove hand like there is no tomorrow. It will be sad to watch... I feel so bad for the kid

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I hope so, so, so, so much he can play and play well. I just want to see him play for the Rangers again.

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I just dont see how he can ever be a legit NHL goalie. Teams will pick apart his glove hand like there is no tomorrow. It will be sad to watch... I feel so bad for the kid

So do I man, poor guy, his life long dream shattered in the weight room? That sucks.

On the other hand he did get to live with JD's daughters for a season

Good luck danny

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Unles Blackie regains full motion and strength in that arm, sometime in the next few months, his chance at the big club is basically zero! He can get away with no catching glove in the AHL, but they will eat him alive in the NHL!

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So do I man, poor guy, his life long dream shattered in the weight room? That sucks.

On the other hand he did get to live with JD's daughters for a season

Good luck danny
Yeah, poor guy. 21 years old and he has already made over $3MM.

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Yeah, poor guy. 21 years old and he has already made over $3MM.
And his dream-shattered. What a stupid comment.

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He's has gone A LOT further with his dream than most. At least this POOR GUY has something to show for the sacrifices he made to make his dream come true. If he can never play at the same level again, he can move on with his life and have a foundation with which to work.

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John Davidson reported on MSG that Blackburns practices in Charlotte have gone well, and he should even be playing soon.
All I been doing is hoping for this kid to get healthy. I look at him as NYR's top goalie prospect and to be the future #1. He has top 5 goaltender potential,I mean top5 in the NHL.Thats without a doubt in my mind.

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If he was smart he didn't blow the money hes made so far...He can use it to pay for college and get a job.

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He's has gone A LOT further with his dream than most. At least this POOR GUY has something to show for the sacrifices he made to make his dream come true. If he can never play at the same level again, he can move on with his life and have a foundation with which to work.
He worked for it. It's horrible that his dream is ruined. He put in the effort, had the skill, but injuries have ruined him.

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I understand that, however it is hard for me to have too much personal sympathy for a 21 year old who is set for life financially but may not be able to play in the NHL. The guys I feel bad for are the guys who bust their humps in the minor leagues for 800/week, chasing the dream and never make it, nor make any serious money. Or, the freshman from BU who was paralyzed in his first ever NCAA shift.

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I feel bad for him...

he worked hard and actually made it. The future looked pretty promising, and perhaps a long career was in store. If he can't make it, he may need to decide on a total career change. It's not 100% about the money. There are emotions involved.

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