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10-05-2010, 11:19 AM
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Smid could be out for a very long time.He had neck surgery only back in March.To begin with neck surgeries are very dangerous the chance of full recovery is about ten percent.Unfortunately the Oiler physicians are very archaic.There are alternatives to surgery.Laddy is going to has the potential to be a great defenceman.Heres hoping for a full recovery.

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10-05-2010, 11:27 AM
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Smid could be out for a very long time.He had neck surgery only back in March.To begin with neck surgeries are very dangerous the chance of full recovery is about ten percent.Unfortunately the Oiler physicians are very archaic.There are alternatives to surgery.Laddy is going to has the potential to be a great defenceman.Heres hoping for a full recovery.
Have the Oilers put him on injury reserve?

Before we start insulting the physicians should we not wait to see if he is even out of the lineup?

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10-05-2010, 11:37 AM
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The elbow went uncalled, and no one on the team stood up for him either. What a joke.

Hope Smidley is alright.
This is the same thing I saw in the preseason too. This team doesn't seem to be too much different in the team toughness department compared to last season. Perhaps if somebody like Vandermeer was playing that game and on the ice, it may have been different; however, it shouldn't be just one or two guy on the team who is willing to do this. It should be the whole team watching out for each other. The one big difference between good teams and bad teams.

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Have the Oilers put him on injury reserve?

Before we start insulting the physicians should we not wait to see if he is even out of the lineup?
Not insulting the physicians at all.However their track record over the last few years does'nt look very good

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10-05-2010, 11:42 AM
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Not insulting the physicians at all.However their track record over the last few years does'nt look very good
Didn't they hire all new guys for this year? I was under the impression everyone from last year was fired.

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10-05-2010, 11:46 AM
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This is the same thing I saw in the preseason too. This team doesn't seem to be too much different in the team toughness department compared to last season. Perhaps if somebody like Vandermeer was playing that game and on the ice, it may have been different; however, it shouldn't be just one or two guy on the team who is willing to do this. It should be the whole team watching out for each other. The one big difference between good teams and bad teams.
Was MacIntyre playing that game? I thought he was but I could be mistaken.

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Clearly this team needs a nuclear deterrent.

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10-05-2010, 12:05 PM
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Smid could be out for a very long time.He had neck surgery only back in March.To begin with neck surgeries are very dangerous the chance of full recovery is about ten percent.Unfortunately the Oiler physicians are very archaic.There are alternatives to surgery.Laddy is going to has the potential to be a great defenceman.Heres hoping for a full recovery.
They haven't even said he'll be out for any time. Most human beings would have a sore neck after that hit.

The success rate you've stated is only correct for a limited amount of neck surgeries. The surgery he had to repair the herniated disc in his neck actually has a 85-90% success rate.


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Was MacIntyre playing that game? I thought he was but I could be mistaken.
He was playing but he can't play enough (get enough ice time) to make the type of impact this team needs. Sometimes you need a team-mate who is on the ice at that moment to show some team toughness.

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10-05-2010, 12:16 PM
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He was playing but he can't play enough (get enough ice time) to make the type of impact this team needs. Sometimes you need a team-mate who is on the ice at that moment to show some team toughness.
We agree on that.

That is why having a "nuclear detterent" that plays 3 to 5 minutes a night is utterly useless.

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10-05-2010, 01:23 PM
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I don't know about the timing of this, but in the Journal today it mentioned Smid was fine.

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/sport...732/story.html

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- -Renney said defenceman Ladislav Smid was fine after being walloped by Rene Bourque in Calgary on Sunday. He hurt his nose and neck.

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10-05-2010, 11:55 PM
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The newest video on the Oilers site should be the practice from today, looked like it anyways...Ladi looked fine out there, didn't seem like anything was bothering him

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10-06-2010, 12:18 AM
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The newest video on the Oilers site should be the practice from today, looked like it anyways...Ladi looked fine out there, didn't seem like anything was bothering him
hold on a minute
a guy with 4 posts on a hockey forum said he's gonna be out forever

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Smid also said it was maybe good mentally for him that he got hit that hard and he is still good regarding his neck.

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hold on a minute
a guy with 4 posts on a hockey forum said he's gonna be out forever
lol pretty much...but I try to not judge based on # of posts...there was a time when we both had only 4 posts lol

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hold on a minute
a guy with 4 posts on a hockey forum said he's gonna be out forever
I may only have 4 posts, but I have followed the oilers since 1972. Have you ever suffered with neck problems?Did you graduate from Harvard medical school?

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10-06-2010, 11:07 AM
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I remeber getting cold cocked similarily back in the day and I was more embarrassed than anything. Another game lesson for a very good d-man in the making. Keep your head up Laddy.

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I may only have 4 posts, but I have followed the oilers since 1972. Have you ever suffered with neck problems?Did you graduate from Harvard medical school?
He doesn't have "neck problems". He had a herniated disc removed. Obviously he's free of the symptoms, or he would have had multiple surgeries. They cut you open, remove the fragment, close you back up and you're done.

There's a 10% chance for people who have had a discectomy to have it reoccur. Smid wouldn't be playing right now if it reoccurred.

Obviously when Smid said it was good mentally, it's because he took that kind of hit, and it didn't reoccur.

You don't need a Harvard education to understand a very simple medical procedure.

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