Agreed. I have no idea why there are a segment of people who believe that it's some kind of obligation to look back at what just happened after you've collided with another player. Steckel barely was inconvenienced by the contact, it's not like he got knocked flying by the collision and you'd think he'd look back just to see what hit him. Thinking that a lack of a look back is some kind of indictment of intent, when his attention was focused on joining the rush and the collision wasn't even hard enough to throw him off stride, is just silly to me.
I don't think it is an obligation. I think that would be a natural reaction if you didn't realize something was there. At least a glance anyway.
Earlier this month, I received a tweet to the effect that Sid The Kid was in town. But let's say I took it fairly seriously. Crosby who walk in Montreal and only one noticing?
So here's what Sidney did his stay in Montreal via the entourage of the Penguins. Obviously, he spent time with his friends Marc-Andre Fleury, and Pascal Dupuis. They dined at the restaurant L'Orignal.
Fleury Enjoy the summer in Montreal. It is seen with his future wife on the terrace of
the Hotel Nelligan. Fleury owns a boat and its captain has benefited.
Did you know that Crosby has even put on his skates in an arena of the North Shore?
I conclude with the essentials. Know that despite the speculation of his health, Crosby is able to play. This is what the doctor said. It will be ready for the start of the 2011-2012 season.
Sid is superstitious is sickly his case. This is the major reason why the situation remains a top secret file.
Google translation, so there's probably going to be errors, but there you go.
Before the events of this week, I thought Sid was doing that UPMC 5 step plan thingy, where a recurrence of symptoms sent him back to the beginning, with off-ice non-intense workouts.
Now we are being told that some symptoms are expected.
Something doesn't add up.
I don't know the exact plan, but I don't think it shoots him back to the beginning, and even if he did, I think he would quickly rise back up to where he was when he got the symptoms. I am obviously speculating, but I have a hard time believing he's experiencing symptoms after every single workout. I can believe that some workouts he doesn't feel well after, but it's hit or miss. It's not common. That much makes sense to me.
You're going to get symptoms when trying to recover. I did, and I'm sure anyone who has had a good concussion will tell you that. There is a fine line though where you shut it down, or fight through it. He'll probably get the occasional headache for a long time. As I've said before, I only started getting migraine headaches after I had a concussion and that's something that has never went away. I still get 1 or 2 a month. The point of it is that it is occasional though. If he's getting a headache every single time he works out, he needs to shut it down.
When recovering from a concussion, you're going to experience symptoms, but that doesn't mean there isn't progress. Sid could be experiencing symptoms by upping workouts, say, instead of 90 mins he's at a full 2 hours. Well when he pushes it to 2 hours, he is still not feeling good afterwards. 90 mins is still more than he was able to do during the season, hence progress. The goal is that those symptoms become less and less frequent. With brain injuries, you don't just wake up one morning and it's gone. It's a steep hill to climb.
All of this is correct. None of us wanted to believe or talk about him possibly having symptoms as he worked out like crazy this summer, but the fact is it was *likely* he was going to have some occasional symptoms. And that's all this is IMO until we here something more like this:
"He is having more frequent symptoms after workouts," or "...having more severe symptoms after hard workouts so we're scaling back his workouts." Then I'll worry and so should everyone else. The ugly fact is, he may only be able to get up to a point in his high intensity workouts (a certain amount of time or weights or whatever) and then he gets symptoms... and it may be that way for a year... and then after that (say second half of this year) that no longer happens. It's complicated stuff, dudes.
Some days he's going to wake up with a headache, it's just that simple. The question is whether the headache goes away quickly, allowing him to continue working out on his usual routine that day. So far all signs point to that being the case. Like I said earlier this "news" we've gotten is like saying "before we heard anything we all thought Sid had 100% chance of coming back for game 1, now it might only be 85%"... but we're still guessing / going by what we want to happen. Let's just see how his evaluation the week before camp comes out.
However I am still deeply concerned about his diabeetus.
Originally Posted by TopShelfGoal
Maybe the guy just had a headache from working out and it was totally non-related to the concussion...? Maybe.
This is possible too. Could be a mix. Some of his headaches could be PCS some could be dehydration or other normal causes. He is a human being after all.
At the start of the month, I received a tweet to the effect that Sid The Kid was in town. I had taken the tweet half seriously, because if Crosby was really bouncing around Montreal, how could only one person notice?
So, here we are, with Sidney spending some time in Montreal with his Penguins entourage. Apparantly, he spent some time with teammates Marc-Andre Fleury and Pascal Dupuis. They had dinner at L'Orignal Restaurant.
Fleury's taken advantage of his summer in Montreal. We saw him with his future wife on the patio of the Hotel Nelligan. Fleury, the owner of his own boat and his captain had themselves a good time.
Did anyone even have a clue that Crosby took to the ice in a North Shore arena?
I'll finish with the most important news. Let it be known that despite speculation about his health, Crosby is most likely to start the season. This is what the Doctor said, and Sid will be ready for the 2011-2012 season. (no specification as to who "The Doctor" is )
Sid is incredibly superstitious, and with such a serious injury, it's the reason why everything is being kept top secret.
I'm watching game two of the 2009 series against the hurricanes and it's amazing how Sid improved so much in the following year and this past year. Shame he was forsaken by luck. I hope he gets better, because I can only imagine him wanting to be even more dominant.
Anyone citing their best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend who heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Sid pass out at 31 Flavors last night is probably going to get their post deleted.
Let's try to use this thread for actual news. Many thanks.