"The clear fact" - so you're Vancouver's team doctor, and you're friends with Boston's team doctor, and you've both exchanged information surrounding the event which has led to this "clear, factual" conclusion?
Your pissing me off and I'm just reading. Is a players word good enough for you? Or is that not enough... Read this article: http://bleacherrepor...for-the-canucks
I'll highlight the key points of the article, and please tell me how injuries were not a large part of the reason that we lost to Boston.
Mikael Samuelsson was lost in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals against the Nashville Predators, after he injured his abductor tendon and sports hernia.Samuelsson had surgery
to correct both injuries on May 19.Christopher Higgins
blocked a shot in the third period of Game 5 against the Predators. He had been playing with a presumably broken foo
t since.Christian Ehrhoff
was injured in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals against the San Jose Sharks, when he was hit hard into the boards by Jamie McGinn.
In order to play in the Stanley Cup Finals, Ehrhoff had his shoulder shot up with painkillers in every game.Both Ehrhoff and Higgins will require offseason surgery to correct their ailments.Ryan Kesler
reportedly played with both a groin tear and hip labrum tear,
which were suffered late in Game 5 against the Sharks.Dan Hamhuis
was lost in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals, after he tore his groin muscle
from throwing a thunderous hip check on Bruins forward Milan Lucic.Mason Raymond,
of course, was lost in Game 6 to a vertebrae compression fracture
after he was awkwardly driven into the boards by Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk.Alex Edler
was the other casualty in Game 6, as he broke two fingers i
n the third period. He played through it in Game 7 and logged 26:20.
Those are the injuries that we know of so far, but based on the words
of Canucks forward Jeff Tambellini, there must have been more.
"There were probably shooting six guys up
[for Game 7]," he said.Andrew Alberts was also rumoured to have been injured
in Game 6 after leaving the game late in the third period.
Earlier in the series, Sami Salo
was slow to get up after falling awkwardly. It’s possible he could have suffered a groin injury.There have been no reported serious injuries on the side of the Bruins.
Edited by laxgoalie, 22 November 2012 - 07:26 PM.