Pens15 wrote:I feel like everyone is whistling dixie, acting like this situation is no biggie. I think this sucks pretty big time and has the potential to be devastating.
Seems like even the most optimistic assessment has Crosby not returning until shortly before the playoffs. Right when you want to be clicking on all cylinders we'll have to reintegrate a rusty Sid, weakened from lack of solid food, and he might be wearing a cumbersome implement that he's not used to. All the worse if he has to rejoin the team mid-playoffs.
If I didn't know any better I'd almost have to agree with Carlyle about the hockey gods. This is a really brutal break 2 days after we go "all in."
For the life of me I'll never understand this line of thinking. A hockey player got hit in the face with a puck and broke his jaw. It's not the end of the Pens, it's not the end of Crosby, it's just a bone breaking. Does the timing suck, maybe. But better now than in the first game of the playoffs if you ask me. And when you say devastating, I think you are being waaaaay over dramatic dude... he broke a bone, **** happens. How does getting all worked up about it and freaking out do any good to anybody?
I said potentially devastating, and I stand by that. It's been stated that with Shero going all in, anything short of a Cup this year would be very disappointing, and if Crosby is not able to step back in and pick up where he left off, or the team unit is unable to get clicking and fall short of the Cup, people will point to this injury and say that's where the train wet off the tracks. So this could be a blip but it could be a disaster.
As far as what good does it do to get upset, I don't know. That's what we're here for is to talk Pens and expeess our thoughts so it does people some mental good.