Dave Molinari @MolinariPG 5m
Bylsma said the Penguins are "preparing for different scenarios" by giving Crosby work between Kunitz and Dupuis and on No. 1 power play.
Spoken like a coach who isn't sure what the **** is happening. Nobody knows when hes gonna be back but they feel he is very close. They say no follow up visit has been scheduled but he will reevaluated or they would know for sure he wasn't coming back in time for game 2.
Heh. I was thinking the same thing. Not sure how anyone gets the idea that doctors base their decisions on sports strategy and roster issues. Doctors don't give a damn. Plain and simple. Either their patient is fully healthy by the doctor's standards, or they aren't. Nothing else enters the equation.
Originally Posted by SidTheKid8787
Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins 9m
#Pens lines looking like this: 19-71-12, 14-87-9, 10-16-24, 15-36-27,
Only Molinari had "Bennett taking Neal's place on Malkin's line"
WFM. Those lines look pretty damn good if that's what we get. Although I might do this instead:
14 - 71 - 19 (Bennett prefers right side I think)
9 (Dupuis has played plenty of LW) - 87 - 12 (Iggy hasn't)
I think he just rolled his ankle a bit / torqued it. They probably wanted to get his foot in an ice bucket as quickly as possible last night since the game was virtually over at that point. He'll be all right. If Sid comes back and we keep rolling / get some good line combos, might not be any reason to rush him back this series. We'll see.
Bylsma is playing a nasty head game with the Isles. Think about this, your team just trucked the Isles in Game 1 without the best player on the planet & largely without Neal. Notice how long it took them to state Crosby was out for Game 1. That was by design. Then, you shut down their best player (& MVP candidate), you gave them no space to operate, you controlled the puck 70% of the time & you chose the area of the ice you wanted to compete in almost all night with impunity. Plus, by ensuring the reporters get the word out that Sid is practicing with the first line while not stating he might play as soon as Friday, you are controlling the mental aspect of your opponent. You are basically telling them, "if you thought Game 1 was bad, wait until you see Crosby come back". That is some serious Sun Tzu **** right there.
No I really doubt that (high ankle). He'd be on crutches if it were any type of severe sprain (high or low). He'll be fine. Let him rest up a few days and bring him back when he has the full range of motion and foot pressure, not before.
I must be a way better person than most of you because this Crosby thing doesn't phase me. Or am I just not a Crosby fanboy?
It's pretty easy to be nonchalant when the Pens are winning. I wasn't too worried yesterday before the game, and am even less so after the dominant win they had. However if we barely scrap out a win (or lose) tomorrow, then I'll be pretty anxious about when he's returning.
As it is, we're just waiting for the bone to heal. It's not a concussion, or a bad sprain. Xrays will say when it's healed enough, at which point he'll be good to go, as he's been skating for a while now.
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I´m satisfied with Sid on the 1st line for now. Jussi on a 4th is a big sign, that means possibility of Sid coming back is serious. If there is no chance of coming back tomorrow, he wouldn´t be there. They won´t say "he´s coming back" and that´s completely fine and understandable.
Remember that Bobby Mac´s tweet, where he says that Sid is so close and is probably game-time decision until he really plays.