bringitonhome wrote: tfrizz wrote:
bringitonhome wrote:Bylsma said no set date for sid to start skating.
I know that can mean a bunch of things, but im starting to think sid maybe not be around for the first round.
All it means is that Sid will start skating when the doctors say he can. Until then, all he can do is let his jaw heal.
Correct, but lets just say he skates this week like he has said he hopes to. My guess is that it will take 10 days to 2 weeks before hes ready to return. If that's the case, then he wont be back until the start of the playoffs. If he cant start skating this week then I really dont see him being available for the first round.
Sid hoping to skate this week hopefully means his doctors gave him a hint that he might be able to do so.
Let's but this in perspective: if Crosby didn't touch ice for another week (so next Saturday, Apr 20)
, that's still 11 days of skating before the end of the month.
Historically, the NHL likes to end their season on a Sunday and start the playoffs the following Wednesday. I'm anticipating them starting Wednesday May 1 regardless, but even if they stuck to that system they'll only start on April 30. There's absolutely no reason to suspect that he won't be ready to go for the playoffs.