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Giroux out indefinitely with a concussion

Postby Lesky on Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:18 pm

INJURY UPDATE

Flyers GM Paul Holmgren updates the status of Claude Giroux:

"Claude reported not feeling very good today. Over the past few days, his symptoms have gradually gotten worse. He will be out indefinitely with a concussion."
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Re: Giroux out indefinitely with a concussion

Postby columbia on Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:18 pm

:thumbdown:

He also has whiplash (or so I read).
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Re: Giroux out indefinitely with a concussion

Postby Lesky on Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:20 pm

Giroux comes across as a class-act. I have absolutely nothing against him and still he is being the best player in the league in a Flyers uniform.
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Re: Giroux out indefinitely with a concussion

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:25 pm

Funny how the Flyers fans were laughing about Crosby's problems a minute ago...
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Re: Giroux out indefinitely with a concussion

Postby Kaizer on Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:26 pm

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Re: Giroux out indefinitely with a concussion

Postby Lesky on Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:29 pm

columbia wrote::thumbdown:

He also has whiplash (or so I read).


Where did you read that?
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Re: Giroux out indefinitely with a concussion

Postby Desiato on Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:32 pm

Does this make him Claudette? Will he have Cindy over for tea?

http://www.cindycrosby.com/
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Re: Giroux out indefinitely with a concussion

Postby Lesky on Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:33 pm

Oh dear me. I just watched the incident several times. That looked very nasty! This could be a serious injury :thumbdown:
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Re: Giroux out indefinitely with a concussion

Postby columbia on Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:34 pm

Lesky wrote:
columbia wrote::thumbdown:

He also has whiplash (or so I read).


Where did you read that?


http://www.csnphilly.com/hockey-philade ... feedID=704
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Re: Giroux out indefinitely with a concussion

Postby Lesky on Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:41 pm

columbia wrote:
Lesky wrote:
columbia wrote::thumbdown:

He also has whiplash (or so I read).


Where did you read that?


http://www.csnphilly.com/hockey-philade ... feedID=704


But thats old news. Thats from the day before Holmgren announced he has a concussion!
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Re: Giroux out indefinitely with a concussion

Postby columbia on Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:41 pm

Like I said: or so I heard.

Maybe he has both...who knows.
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Re: Giroux out indefinitely with a concussion

Postby Gaucho on Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:20 pm

I wonder if the length of suspensions actually encourages, or at least not discourages, head shots. (Probably neither)
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Re: Giroux out indefinitely with a concussion

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:22 pm

Gaucho wrote:I wonder if the length of suspensions actually encourages, or at least not discourages, head shots. (Probably neither)


What would discourage it is penalizing the players immediately for any hit to the head. 5 minute major, regardless of intent.
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Re: Giroux out indefinitely with a concussion

Postby bhaw on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:00 pm

I wonder if these injuries this year have changed anyone's view who thought it was absolutely silly to punish head shots because "it's part of hockey and unavoidable."

Clearly the alternative of losing the best player in hockey followed by one of the current new best players is better than punishing guys because they accidentally hit a guy in the head sometimes.
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Re: Giroux out indefinitely with a concussion

Postby obhave on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:01 pm

Lesky wrote:INJURY UPDATE

Flyers GM Paul Holmgren updates the status of Claude Giroux:

"Claude reported not feeling very good today. Over the past few days, his symptoms have gradually gotten worse. He will be out indefinitely with a concussion."


This is sad to hear. I really like Giroux and liked watching him play.
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Re: Giroux out indefinitely with a concussion

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:05 pm

bhaw wrote:I wonder if these injuries this year have changed anyone's view who thought it was absolutely silly to punish head shots because "it's part of hockey and unavoidable."

Clearly the alternative of losing the best player in hockey followed by one of the current new best players is better than punishing guys because they accidentally hit a guy in the head sometimes.


I guess the rebuttal (playing Devil's Advocate) would be "But Giroux fell into his teammate's knee"
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Re: Giroux out indefinitely with a concussion

Postby ivand87 on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:38 pm

If I'm Simmonds I feel so terrible for jumping over my teammate there and causing a serious head injury. They were in the neutral zone, he should have just stopped or try to get around him. You have skates on and knee pads, something bad can happen if you try to jump over people like this, and it did. Sadly. I do feel bad for Simmonds because obviously this was just a reaction, but I hope players learn from this incident - don't try to jump over players because s*** can happen.

Also I feel terrible for Giroux but at the same time I know that a ton of Flyers fans have celebrated Sid's concussion so when it comes to their fanbase, they can suck it - what comes around goes around. Not gonna stoop to their level though and I hope Giroux isn't out a long time because he really has impressed me this year and as a hockey fan it's great to have players like him who are worth the price of admission. Nothing against him just cuz he wears orange, he is great to watch.
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Re: Giroux out indefinitely with a concussion

Postby Pensfan2010 on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:48 pm

I agree with Ivand87. I really do feel sorry for Giroux. Seems like a great guy, and one of the best players in the game. I don't feel sorry for the Flyers fanbase who ridiculed Crosby for staying out. I wish him a speedy recovery, you always want to beat the team when they're at their best.
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Re: Giroux out indefinitely with a concussion

Postby Staggy on Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:01 pm

I love how some of the Flyers fan are flipping **** on Simmonds. The guy had literally no time to react, he just jumped as an instinct. A regretful, freak accident. Hope he heals quickly.
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Re: Giroux out indefinitely with a concussion

Postby bhaw on Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:20 pm

MRandall25 wrote:
bhaw wrote:I wonder if these injuries this year have changed anyone's view who thought it was absolutely silly to punish head shots because "it's part of hockey and unavoidable."

Clearly the alternative of losing the best player in hockey followed by one of the current new best players is better than punishing guys because they accidentally hit a guy in the head sometimes.


I guess the rebuttal (playing Devil's Advocate) would be "But Giroux fell into his teammate's knee"


The rebuttal to that would be to go out and list all the other players who have been out with concussions this year, despite not being a top 10 talent :D The Pens alone have 4(?) now. I lost track.

Crosby
Letang
TK
Bortuzzo

I'm probably missing someone.

Flyers have Giroux and Pronger. 6 names and only 2 can really be considered "unimportant" in terms of global recognition, not that that should matter.
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Re: Giroux out indefinitely with a concussion

Postby Tico Rick on Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:22 pm

If we lived in a just world, Giroux would heal quickly and his concussion symptoms would pass on to Flyers' fans.
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Re: Giroux out indefinitely with a concussion

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:49 am

bhaw wrote:I wonder if these injuries this year have changed anyone's view who thought it was absolutely silly to punish head shots because "it's part of hockey and unavoidable."

Clearly the alternative of losing the best player in hockey followed by one of the current new best players is better than punishing guys because they accidentally hit a guy in the head sometimes.


Neither of the injuries to Crosby would have been avoided with a rule like that, nor would the Kunitz collision which is likely what knocked him out most recently. Hits are a part of hockey and they're unavoidable. If hitting the body is allowed, hits to the head and whiplash are going to happen.
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Re: Giroux out indefinitely with a concussion

Postby shmenguin on Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:56 am

Lesky wrote:Giroux comes across as a class-act. I have absolutely nothing against him


i don't think he's remarkably classy. he seems to get under people's skin (malkin aside), and is a decent flopper.

but he's not a scumbag either. i guess that's a compliment.
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Re: Giroux out indefinitely with a concussion

Postby skullman80 on Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:27 pm

My fantasy team weeps...

That aside I like Giroux alot and would love to have a player like him on the Pens.
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Re: Giroux out indefinitely with a concussion

Postby meecrofilm on Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:51 pm

Tico Rick wrote:If we lived in a just world, Giroux would heal quickly and his concussion symptoms would pass on to Flyers' fans.


Haha, indeed. I wonder what Flyers fans' reactions would be if Pens fan chanted "Giroux sucks" if he's out the next time Philly comes to town. Of course, that would never happen for obvious reasons.
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