What measures should Crosby take to try avoid concussions?

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What measures should Crosby take to try avoid concussions?

Nothing, just play the game as usual.
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55%
Fighting should be out the question, but no other changes
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16%
Avoid fights and cut down the between whistles scrums
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24%
Eliminate fighting, scrums and big hits
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What measures should Crosby take to try avoid concussions?

Postby Lesky on Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:46 am

What measures should Crosby take to try avoid concussions?

1. Do you approve Crosby dishing out BIG hits like the one Bickel vs NYR? I am just talking about the BIG hits here, not the occasional bumping into players. (Hitting increases the chance of retaliation hits possible causing a concussion)

2. Do you approve Crosby getting into between whistles scrums? (Engaging in verbal and physical battles creates anger towards Crosby and the opponent is more likely to go out of the way to get back at Crosby with cheapshots etc.

3. Do you approve Crosby fighting to jump start the team like he has done in the past? (Explanation not required = fighting dangerous for the head)

4. Am I the only one to cringe everytime Crosby is hit? I feel holding my breath worrying about Crosbys health is taking away some of the enjoyment I get out of the game.

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Am I just paranoid pointing out these factors? Or do you think the Penguins organization has discussed some of it with Sid?

I for one think Crosby should be able to be smart in all situations above and still play at the highest level, he can be angry and aggressive without getting into fights and between whistles arguments.

I am perfectly aware there is no way of eliminating the possibility of concussions entirely, but minimizing the risk would be worth it, correct?

We all know that Crosby might be one concussion from retirement - so I would be doing everything possible to reduce the risks.
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Re: What measures should Crosby take to try avoid concussion

Postby Penspal on Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:49 am

Crosby had a concussion, but his neck was injured the 2nd time around. So while I think this thread might be a little over reaction, let's not forget that his NECKMEAT was the cause of the long standing issue.
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Re: What measures should Crosby take to try avoid concussion

Postby tfrizz on Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:50 am

Lesky wrote:What measures should Crosby take to try avoid concussions?


He can start by not reading this thread. :thumbdown:
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Re: What measures should Crosby take to try avoid concussion

Postby Tico Rick on Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:00 am

Become a librarian.
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Re: What measures should Crosby take to try avoid concussion

Postby Guinness on Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:01 am

Penspal wrote:Crosby had a concussion, but his neck was injured the 2nd time around. So while I think this thread might be a little over reaction, let's not forget that his NECKMEAT was the cause of the long standing issue.


Froggy says thanks.
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Re: What measures should Crosby take to try avoid concussion

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:03 am

Should probably retire.
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Re: What measures should Crosby take to try avoid concussion

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:06 am

Tico Rick wrote:Become a librarian.

:pop:
columbia, you want in on this?
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Re: What measures should Crosby take to try avoid concussion

Postby Gaucho on Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:24 am

Not fool around with dudes so much.
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Re: What measures should Crosby take to try avoid concussion

Postby Froggy on Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:55 am

Guinness wrote:
Penspal wrote:Crosby had a concussion, but his neck was injured the 2nd time around. So while I think this thread might be a little over reaction, let's not forget that his NECKMEAT was the cause of the long standing issue.


Froggy says thanks.


Froggy says let the whole neck meat thing die.

In regards to the topic here though, if Crosby felt like he needed to change the way he plays to avoid concussions, he shouldn't be playing.

Also, remember although the circumstances vary, EVERY player in the NHL is one hit away from having their careers end.

Point is, can't play scared.
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Re: What measures should Crosby take to try avoid concussion

Postby newarenanow on Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:58 am

Stop having gay relations.
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Re: What measures should Crosby take to try avoid concussion

Postby Malkamaniac on Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:18 am

Retire and gay relations should end this thread easily.
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Re: What measures should Crosby take to try avoid concussion

Postby CERV96 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:23 am

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Re: What measures should Crosby take to try avoid concussion

Postby columbia on Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:28 am

Digitalgypsy66 wrote:
Tico Rick wrote:Become a librarian.

:pop:
columbia, you want in on this?


lol

No softies allowed.
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Re: What measures should Crosby take to try avoid concussion

Postby Lesky on Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:34 am

So for all the people making fun of the thread - you are even willing to see Crosby fighting because its part of the game? You would not mind him getting knocked out like DiPetro vs Johnson?
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Re: What measures should Crosby take to try avoid concussion

Postby DropEmJayBird on Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:38 am

Crosby is just as likely to get another concussion as anyone else. His previous problem was related to his neck, it only lasted so long because it was misdiagnosed. Once it was diagnosed and Sid completed Rehab - he was fine. When muscles push/pull on spinal nerves, you can get vertigo, headaches, etc.

His original concussion was likely done after a week or so, just like most other concussions we see (and probably why it was originally called a "mild concussion". It was his neck causing the "concussion like" symptoms ever since. They fixed that once it was diagnosed.
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Re: What measures should Crosby take to try avoid concussion

Postby newarenanow on Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:39 am

Lesky wrote:So for all the people making fun of the thread - you are even willing to see Crosby fighting because its part of the game? You would not mind him getting knocked out like DiPetro vs Johnson?


On a serious note, yes, I'd like him to avoid fights and serious after whistle scrums. I think that is the only thing he can really try to control, although sometimes it just "happens". As for avoiding big hits, in theory it would be great, but he has to play his game and not worry about it. If it happens, it happens.
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Re: What measures should Crosby take to try avoid concussion

Postby CERV96 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:09 pm

newarenanow wrote:
Lesky wrote:So for all the people making fun of the thread - you are even willing to see Crosby fighting because its part of the game? You would not mind him getting knocked out like DiPetro vs Johnson?


On a serious note, yes, I'd like him to avoid fights and serious after whistle scrums. I think that is the only thing he can really try to control, although sometimes it just "happens". As for avoiding big hits, in theory it would be great, but he has to play his game and not worry about it. If it happens, it happens.


Well said nan, I would have said the same thing. I am just too lazy to type.
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Re: What measures should Crosby take to try avoid concussion

Postby The Snapshot on Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:12 pm

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Re: What measures should Crosby take to try avoid concussion

Postby Lesky on Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:15 pm

DropEmJayBird wrote:Crosby is just as likely to get another concussion as anyone else. His previous problem was related to his neck, it only lasted so long because it was misdiagnosed. Once it was diagnosed and Sid completed Rehab - he was fine. When muscles push/pull on spinal nerves, you can get vertigo, headaches, etc.

His original concussion was likely done after a week or so, just like most other concussions we see (and probably why it was originally called a "mild concussion". It was his neck causing the "concussion like" symptoms ever since. They fixed that once it was diagnosed.


What about the alleged 2nd concussion that he got 4 days after the first one? You think that did not have any influence on the lengthy rehab?
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Re: What measures should Crosby take to try avoid concussion

Postby no name on Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:17 pm

Its really all up to Sid, Sid and Sid alone is the only one who can make that call.

He can do all he can to avoid it, but it still can happen.

I am still miffed that the NHL hasn't adopted a no tolerance policy to hits to the head.
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Re: What measures should Crosby take to try avoid concussion

Postby RxBandit66 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:22 pm

Tico Rick wrote:Become a librarian.


Books fall off of shelves, dude. It's a fact of life.

Sid should just wear a #99 Gretzky jersey when he plays. No opposing player would even make contact with him at all the rest of his career :fist:
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Re: What measures should Crosby take to try avoid concussion

Postby Lesky on Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:59 pm

So for now we have 11-10 votes for Crosby to make adjustment to his game! Despite all the mockery of the thread :thumb:
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Re: What measures should Crosby take to try avoid concussion

Postby demondg1 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:30 pm

He should definitely not ride a motorcycle helmet-less.
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Re: What measures should Crosby take to try avoid concussion

Postby littlemoonboot on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:36 pm

He is not going to change his game, he has made that clear.

I would rather he not drop the gloves, but many of us feel this way about our stars regardless of whether they have a concussion history. Many of us felt this way about Sid before. Would rather see him not break a hand or something like that, even....

But again, he's always insisted on fending for himself if it came to it.

So this is all moot, he is going to do things own his own terms.
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Re: What measures should Crosby take to try avoid concussion

Postby Great58 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:48 pm

I'd rather him stay on the ice and out of the box. So no fighting (he's not really good at that anyway, so why go there) and avoid the silly stuff after the whistle. But I'd have the same thoughts for Malkin, so it has nothing to do with concussion issues and more to the strengths and weaknesses of the games.
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