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Thoughts For Kesler And Raymond - Injury Recovery


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#1 Brambojoe

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:27 AM

Sometimes it takes longer to make a FULL recovery from injury/surgery than people realize. Sure you can play but not at your peak potential.

It's little solace for the current years disappointment but I expect big years from these 2 next year.

I hope we don't trade Raymond now when his value is so low, should sign him (RFA) and see if can can bounce back.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:29 AM

Raymond is great at bouncing back... from the ice surface when he falls over.

Totally.....i want a fresh, fully healed Willie


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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:39 AM

If you can sign Raymond as a utility winger for $1M I'd do it. Similar to the higgins role, with more offensive upside (hopefully) and less hitting (obviously).
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:01 AM

Let the Raymond experiment end. It's time for him to move on to another team.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:09 AM

Sometimes it takes longer to make a FULL recovery from injury/surgery than people realize. Sure you can play but not at your peak potential.

It's little solace for the current years disappointment but I expect big years from these 2 next year.

I hope we don't trade Raymond now when his value is so low, should sign him (RFA) and see if can can bounce back.


I agree. Only those that have played or have been involved in a high level of hockey or any other sport will understand what you are trying to say. Serious injuries are difficult to recover from because even though a player may be physically healed, they still have to deal with the psychological aspect that they may re-injure themselves in the same fashion. The mind continues to tell you to be overly cautious and unfortunately players are psyched to play that way.

Until a player learns to deal with that, he will not play at the previous level of his play.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:30 AM

We've given raymond way too many chances to show us what he can do, yes even though he came off an injury he had an offseason but that's been him all along - thats just the way he plays - its not like he couldn't go hard to the net because of his back? it's that he's scared and always will be.

he will be a perimeter player in the NHL until he beefs up and grows a set of ...

such a waste of talent.
he's got unreal potential

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:35 AM

Mason had major injury last season . Why we forgot that ? And 10 months ago doctor told him " might You couldn't skate on ice in future " ( ask ur self if we were On mason' spot .and how do we relized after hear that report to our doctor ? ) beause it was really bad incident in 2010-11 stanley cup final series against bruins . but thank god he got better now . He didn't make pre season camp and returned in line up 2nd week of December 2011 . It is too hard to come back in his best form .

We will see in next season . He will show everybody " who is mason Raymond and his hockey "

That's all

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Edited by 10Bure14Burrows, 25 April 2012 - 03:01 PM.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:44 AM

I've had five serious shoulder injuries and surgery.... if Kesler had a shoulder injury in addition to hip problems, that explains a whole lot. He may have let the frustration get to him somewhat, but that is natural for a guy who lives to force the issue. It explains why AV did not like the matchup against physical LA, and why he thought he might use his wingers more. In any event, a long offseason will be good for his health.
Raymond, likewise is not a guy to give up on - he can get a lot stronger over the summer, was a reasonable, average cap-hit and will probably sign for less, and could turn out to be a great payoff for the patience. I'd like to see him given another season.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:46 AM

Raymond = wellwood end of story.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:47 AM

Raymond wasn't good last year before he got hurt. Last years playoffs he had 2 Goals and 8 Points in 24 games.

Edited by gradin123, 25 April 2012 - 11:49 AM.





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