Friday, January 18, 2008

Martha Stewart, this is NOT a good thing.

Right now, we're in the middle of the Pens/Lightning game, but the big headlines all over the place go something like this:

Crosby suffered high ankle sprain in the first period.

Oh crap.

"High ankle sprain"....seems like the Pens have been collecting this injury around the dressing room. In fact, they've been collecting injuries in general. High ankle sprains....broken fibulas....torn ACL' name it.

If this is, indeed, what Crosby has, then how long will he be out of the lineup? Talbot was out several weeks, Fleury's may be out another month. Granted, a butterfly goalie like MAF will have more pressure and strain on the ankle, so it takes a lot longer to come back from that kind of thing. And who knows, maybe Crosby's injury is more on the 'slight sprain' side of things, as opposed to a 'severe sprain'.

I'll refrain from being a Chicken Little. The Pens have played amazingly well for the last month and a half, despite missing a number of players for a significant stretch of games. Maybe the guys will keep rallying....

But, you have to doesn't look good, does it?

About the only good thing here is that the All-Star break is coming up, so that's one or two games that Crosby won't have to miss...but if he's out six weeks, then I guess that doesn't matter, eh?

Speaking of the All-Star's next weekend, and I'll be working on a package for Faceoff-Factor, similar to what I did for the WJC.

Anyone notice how the guys who were named to the All-Star teams are dropping like flies?

Maybe we'll have a whole new set of All-Star teams by the time the break rolls around.

Something tells me that Malkin will get the nod, but it's a really sucky way to get named to the All-Star team.
By the way, did anyone see that Rick Nash goal last night?

Jaw-dropping awesomeness. Yep.

And here's some video evidence of said goal:


DaBich said...

I'm so upset with the latest injuries...Colby and Hall ON TOP of Crosby. I guess we'll find out what this team is made of!

Ashley said...

I hear ya...I've had a knot in my stomach all weekend. And my heart sank just a little when the Pens announced that they put Sid on IR, even though I knew it was coming. I find it a little discouraging that the guys just keep getting injured - I can't imagine what they must be thinking.

I'm being cautiously optimistic when looking ahead to the rest of the season, but I'm not expecting them to pull off some kind of miracle. It's going to be a rough road, but it should be worth it in the end.

Adversity makes you stronger!!

Honestly, though, I don't see how any of us can be upset with the team if they don't do well in the next few months. There's only so much a team can take...Flyers fans must be loving this, eh?