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11-13-2009, 01:55 PM
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I don't care what this means to the Oilers or who gets called up at this moment (I don't mean that as a slight to the discussion)

I just feel bad for Pisani as a person!

What an awful blow!
Well said hockeyaddict, sometimes hockey is less important.

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11-13-2009, 01:58 PM
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One of my favourite moments as an Oilers fan:




I hope this isn't the end of his career, but more importantly, that he's able to live day-to-day with little problem.

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11-13-2009, 02:00 PM
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I have colitis myself, so I really feel for the guy, it's rough and can really get in the way of your life.

I am the Liquor is correct. It doesn't go away, it just hides for a while then comes back. You really never know when or how badly it will strike. For instance, mine was really well controlled for years, but when I hit 15, I just got nailed and still haven't recovered and I'm almost 19 now. You just never know. Now, some flareups are far less severe than others, so hopefully he'll be back at it soon.

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11-13-2009, 02:02 PM
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I have colitis myself, so I really feel for the guy, it's rough and can really get in the way of your life.

I am the Liquor is correct. It doesn't go away, it just hides for a while then comes back. You really never know when or how badly it will strike. For instance, mine was really well controlled for years, but when I hit 15, I just got nailed and still haven't recovered and I'm almost 19 now. You just never know. Now, some flareups are far less severe than others, so hopefully he'll be back at it soon.
Sorry to hear that. I hope you get better soon.

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11-13-2009, 02:10 PM
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Sorry to hear that. I hope you get better soon.
Thank you.

I believe the treatment Fernando was on is called Remicade (I am also on that). Does anyone here know if they stopped his treatments? I hope not, because if you stop your body can become resistant to it. Granted, if they didn't stop, and it's not working, they are completely out of options.

I think where people got the idea of surgeries is Chron's (sp?) disease. Chron's and colitis manifest themselves in much the same way, but Chron's is a diseased portion of the bowel, whereas colitis is the entire bowel, or very large sections of it. Chron's can actually be removed, depending on how extensive it is. You just have a larger risk of it coming back.

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11-13-2009, 02:12 PM
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Tell that to the thousands of people whose investments lost most of their value.
Is it likely he is broke, no but just because someone makes alot of money does not necessarily mean they didn't get bad investment advise.
Dude if you're suggesting that he risked his wealthy by investing them in stocks and bonds, which crashed... well that's his fault. You don't pity a man for losing all of his money at a casino, do you?

Unless Pisani is so irresponsible with money that he has no right to have any, he's put a fair chunk of it into a savings account.

He also went to collage for 4 years. So he's likely got a degree of some sort and will be able to find a job.

It sucks that this guy is hurt and has been having problems ever since signing this 3 year deal.... but he's the last kind of person who needs to be pitied for the state of the economy.

What % of the people who've lost their jobs can say that they made 7 mill 3 years before the well ran dry?

You can't tell me this guy doesn't have a house and a car.
You can't tell me that this guy hasn't already bought into some kind of longer term savings account which has compounded interest.
You can't tell me that this guy doesn't have a few mill floating around in a savings account somewhere.

With or without playing 400 games, Pisani is going to be alright. His family is going to be alright. If Pisani can't recover from this, then he's going to accept the fact that he's got to hang up the skates and once he accepts that he's going to have a happy life without too many worries because of the money he made as a hockey player.

Not all athletes rack up millions in credit owed at casino houses like Darren Mcarty, their fortune on drugs like Axel Rose or shop themselves into bankruptcy like Michael Jackson.

Then again... wasn't Wayne's wife accused of betting on some games?

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11-13-2009, 02:13 PM
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This is just terrible. I thought Bernie was slowly starting to become effective again. I sure hope he can battle back once more but it looks grim
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11-13-2009, 02:15 PM
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I'm sure the man is contemplating retirement, but it's not like you just wake up in the morning and retire from something you love doing. Honestly, the team should look at what he is as a hockey player at this point.

Perhaps there are some insurance issues related to retiring vs. being bought out? I think it's evident that he's not near the player he was 4 years ago, even just as a 3rd line checker, Cup run heroics aside. No way the team should lose another player to waivers when it's clear that Fernando is not a top 12 forward with a healthy roster.

Hopefully he can lead as healthy a life as possible.

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11-13-2009, 02:16 PM
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I hope Fernando retires, this is getting ridiculous, thanks for 2006. It sounds harsh but it's best for the team if he leaves for a while. I am sure the Oilers will make sure he is taken care of.

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Ps I don't know if its just me but I find it wildly inappropriate to discuss pisanis financial wealth in this thread?
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11-13-2009, 02:20 PM
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I haven't been much of a fan of his since he came down with Colitis, that said it is very unfortunate that he is still suffering from this disease.

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11-13-2009, 02:45 PM
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dammit he just started looking a lot better the past few games

cogliano13, i'm sure they wouldnt take him off it that seems very unlikely
hopefully just a setback and maybe its as easy as changing his dose i dunno

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11-13-2009, 03:24 PM
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He was never going to score 20+ goals but to be frank he isn't even effective on the PK anymore because he has slowed down too much.
I have to disagree. In the six games since he came back the opposition has scored 3 power play goals. All of them were from the Rangers in one game, and 2 of them came when he was in the sin bin himself.

This is anecdotal, but the PK is better with him on it. That's indisputable.

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I thought Pisani outside of his first game back looked really good in the defensive zone also.

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11-13-2009, 06:27 PM
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i hope the guy the best and i hope he recovers fully and leads a normal life...but i sure hope the oilers don't let him hang around due to loyalty...give the guy a reasonable amount of games and then move on...pisani hasn't really done much since the cup run...he can be easily replaced...sounds harsh but this is a business..he should retire, it would be better for him and his family..

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11-13-2009, 06:28 PM
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why? we discuss horcoff's undeserved wealth all the time.

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I wonder if NHL have disability insurance. The premiums are probably ridiculously high and they would likely only insure them till age 30 but a guy like Moore and Pisani and others, I wonder if they're taken care of. I know the players pension is pretty good.

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One of my favourite moments as an Oilers fan:




I hope this isn't the end of his career, but more importantly, that he's able to live day-to-day with little problem.
Still to this day i get goosebumps from that

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Dude if you're suggesting that he risked his wealthy by investing them in stocks and bonds, which crashed... well that's his fault. You don't pity a man for losing all of his money at a casino, do you?

Unless Pisani is so irresponsible with money that he has no right to have any, he's put a fair chunk of it into a savings account.

He also went to collage for 4 years. So he's likely got a degree of some sort and will be able to find a job.

It sucks that this guy is hurt and has been having problems ever since signing this 3 year deal.... but he's the last kind of person who needs to be pitied for the state of the economy.

What % of the people who've lost their jobs can say that they made 7 mill 3 years before the well ran dry?

You can't tell me this guy doesn't have a house and a car.
You can't tell me that this guy hasn't already bought into some kind of longer term savings account which has compounded interest.
You can't tell me that this guy doesn't have a few mill floating around in a savings account somewhere.

With or without playing 400 games, Pisani is going to be alright. His family is going to be alright. If Pisani can't recover from this, then he's going to accept the fact that he's got to hang up the skates and once he accepts that he's going to have a happy life without too many worries because of the money he made as a hockey player.

Not all athletes rack up millions in credit owed at casino houses like Darren Mcarty, their fortune on drugs like Axel Rose or shop themselves into bankruptcy like Michael Jackson.

Then again... wasn't Wayne's wife accused of betting on some games?
What do you think RRSP are? A magical place where money goes and grows?

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11-13-2009, 07:10 PM
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It's really such a shame, for him personally and for the team. He was on the verge of becoming a solid secondary scoring option on top of being a dependable defensive forward after '06. His playoff was NOT a John Druceesque run, he just ran into unavoidable circumstances...

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It's really such a shame, for him personally and for the team. He was on the verge of becoming a solid secondary scoring option on top of being a dependable defensive forward after '06. His playoff was NOT a John Druceesque run, he just ran into unavoidable circumstances...
I agree with this, I think he still got overpaid slightly, but a Colitis free Pisani is probably at 20+g scorer who brings a very solid defensive game.

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Explain Bisaillon. "every single player on the farm" was not injured.

(and yes I'm aware no Eberle yet)
The Oilers had called up Gilbert, Roy, Syvret and Young. Roy got injured...who else was there? The Oilers didn't even have their own farm team at the time. Those four guys were basically every defenseman the Oilers had signed to an NHL contract not already playing for the team.

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Knowledge is power

Sorry for being the cynic but if Pisani has spent his fortune that he has not earned over the past 4 years on useless things, I hope he had a good time! The Oilers do not have any say on whether or not he gets the pension plan, the numbers do! I hope in the future that people understand this before submitting pitiful comments. Better to be thought an idiot than open your mouth and remove all doubt. It would only take the average Alberta 168 years of work to earn what Pisani has over his six year NHL career!

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What do you think RRSP are? A magical place where money goes and grows?
Uh not all RRSPs are invested into mutal funds...

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