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from the penguins~ body parts to modern medicine

Postby penny lane on Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:39 pm

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08300/922976-61.stm

:) Funny read from D Molinari~ discussing with the penguin players, recent athletes announcing they plan to donate body/brain to doctors/ science for research.
Marc-Andre Fleury offered a novel rationale for declining. "I would be scared that they'd unplug me right away [and] take my brain out [before I actually died]," he said.
Mark Eaton: "It would be a toss-up between [Tyler Kennedy's] brain or -- you don't even wait until he's dead -- donate (Kris) Letang's tongue now so he can quit asking so many questions."
Scuderi: "I would probably give Sidney Crosby's rear end, because I'd like to see how in God's name it got that big."


Nothing wrong with Sidney's booty.

Second half~ nice blurb regarding Darryl Sydor being a prepared player. I've liked Sydor since he arrived.
It's odd, he seems to have that love of game, almost kid-like, for a veteran... while totally being a professional.
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Re: from the penguins~ body parts to modern medicine

Postby purelebo84 on Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:41 pm

penny lane wrote:Nothing wrong with Sidney's booty.

I just facepalmed.
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Re: from the penguins~ body parts to modern medicine

Postby Daniel87 on Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:03 pm

Ryan Whitney volunteered that donating a brain is "just weird," but most players couched their lack of interest in self-deprecating terms.


I'm with Whitney on this one. I never really understood it. Anyone ever been to the bodies exibit at the Carnegie Science Center? I can't imagine ever donating body parts like that.

Very funny article. What's with Letang asking so many questions though?
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Re: from the penguins~ body parts to modern medicine

Postby Twisted Wrister on Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:37 pm

Hes young, he should ask a ton of questions
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Re: from the penguins~ body parts to modern medicine

Postby Guinness on Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:57 pm

purelebo84 wrote:
penny lane wrote:

I just facepalmed.


I didn't see nothin'...
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Re: from the penguins~ body parts to modern medicine

Postby Daniel87 on Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:02 pm

Twisted Wrister wrote:Hes young, he should ask a ton of questions


True I just didn't think he did. He seems more of the quiet type to me.
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Re: from the penguins~ body parts to modern medicine

Postby Kicksave on Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:06 pm

On Madden's show last week, he interviewed Ryan Whitney. They talked about Letang and how he asks a ton of questions and apparently Whitney does a great Letang impression but declined to do it on the air at that time.

He also says something like "Did I do good?" alot also.
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Re: from the penguins~ body parts to modern medicine

Postby WhoDaresWins on Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:18 pm

Kicksave wrote:On Madden's show last week, he interviewed Ryan Whitney. They talked about Letang and how he asks a ton of questions and apparently Whitney does a great Letang impression but declined to do it on the air at that time.

He also says something like "Did I do good?" alot also.


It's not the same as 'hearing' it but it was mentioned in this article about Letang in the Trib a week or so ago, too.

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/penguins/s_593007.html

A late-September training camp practice had long since wrapped. Few players remained in the Penguins' dressing-room stalls at Mellon Arena. One, soaked in a sweat matting his long black hair against his forehead and neck, was comfortably seated, sporting an open-mouth smile as a teammate mocked his mannerisms.

"I don't say it like that," defenseman Kris Letang said. "Do I?"

"Pretty close," right wing Pascal Dupuis responded.

"No, you totally do," center Sidney Crosby added. "He's got you down exactly."

Dragging a surgically repaired left foot across the carpet, injured defenseman Ryan Whitney continued the assault - a spot-on impersonation of Letang, a second-year defenseman with hockey skill to match Whitney's theatrical flair.

"Hey, Sid," Whitney said in a hushed voice as he eyed Crosby. "You remember when I scored that goal against Roberto Luongo to win the shootout?

"Was that good?"

"Oh my, God," Crosby said, not attempting to hold back heavy laughter. "That's you, 'Tanger. It's so good. That's so you."
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Re: from the penguins~ body parts to modern medicine

Postby littlemoonboot on Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:20 pm

"I don't really see the point in that," defenseman Mark Eaton said. "I can see donating organs for other people's use, but I don't know that I see [the point] of a brain to science. My brain, anyway."


:lol: :lol: :lol:


Kicksave wrote:He also says something like "Did I do good?" alot also.


Awww, that's cute!

"Hey, Sid," Whitney said in a hushed voice as he eyed Crosby. "You remember when I scored that goal against Roberto Luongo to win the shootout?

"Was that good?"

I'm dying here....
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