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Manramsclan

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At what point do the entire leagues of professional sports get vaccinated?
I understand the issues of privilege and commerce but these are entire groups of people who work closely together and travel all over their respective countries. One would think that it is in the whole's best interest for them to be vaccinated.
 

McDrew

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If y'all want to feel extremely uncomfortable, look up Luke Kunin's ear injury from earlier tonight.
 

LogansDad

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I mean, I love him. He's one of my favorite non-B's in the league. But man, that is kind of... just... I don't even know how they do it. I stub my toe and refuse to walk for 2 days.
 

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I mean, I love him. He's one of my favorite non-B's in the league. But man, that is kind of... just... I don't even know how they do it. I stub my toe and refuse to walk for 2 days.
It’s just a different level of toughness with NHL players. I’d be out of work for two weeks.
 

McDrew

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I needed 5 stitches in my scalp and missed 2 days of working from home. Hockey players are something else.
 

TFP

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I got 15 stitches in my hand last April and didn't miss a beat at work the next day.

You all need to toughen up.
 

Dummy Hoy

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I had an identical cut across my stomach from a skate in high school-missed one shift so the trainer could wrap tape around my torso to hold the gauze on through the blood. The cut split right through by belly button...thank go that healed up. Went to the doctor the next day who disgustedly told me it was too late for stitches, so my scar is a bit bigger than it probably should be.

I tell this story just to back @TFP’s point.

edit: [old man rant] and I didn’t go post that on insta book or whatever to show off [/old man rant]
 
Jun 2, 2016
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No surprise here:

Sabres announce that Jack Eichel will miss the remainder of the season due to a herniated disc in his neck. Surgery expected.

Each day is more depressing than the last as a fan of this team.
 

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This isn’t great.

Not sure what’s going on with the Canucks - but at this point, are they going to be able to finish the season?

View: https://twitter.com/jshannonhl/status/1382772818329341957?s=21
They haven't played since 3/24. 20+ players and staff tested positive for a covid variant. From what I have read, people got seriously sick. At least 1 or 2 players needed in-home IV's a few weeks ago. Now, they're slowing getting over the outbreak, I think they are down to 5-6 players on the covid list. Based on testing, the plan was to re-open their facility for them to practice today and then play on Friday and Saturday.

Yesterday, JT Miller called the league out regarding their return to play plan for the Canucks. One day of practice into two games after being idle for 3 weeks and several players suffering from a sever respiratory illness. Some of the players who tested positive were getting winded going up and down the stairs in their home, they can't be asked to play an NHL game. It's their health and safety at risk. They had a conference call with the NHLPA last night to discuss, apparently the outcome was at least PPDing Friday's game.
 

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Per today's Globe: John Peirson, a Bruins right winger in the 1940s and ’50s, and in later years a sharp-eyed analyst on the club’s broadcast team, died on Friday at age 95.
 

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Per today's Globe: John Peirson, a Bruins right winger in the 1940s and ’50s, and in later years a sharp-eyed analyst on the club’s broadcast team, died on Friday at age 95.
Pierson’s Pointers was a big part of the intermission in the 80’s. Probably one of the first ways that myself and a lot of people got to understand the game. And the fact that it was explained simple enough for a 7 year old at the time to understand it, yet not too juvenile that adults wouldn’t enjoy it was really great in retrospect. RIP.
 

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Pierson’s Pointers was a big part of the intermission in the 80’s. Probably one of the first ways that myself and a lot of people got to understand the game. And the fact that it was explained simple enough for a 7 year old at the time to understand it, yet not too juvenile that adults wouldn’t enjoy it was really great in retrospect. RIP.
Yep, Pierson's Pointers... teaching the game one broadcast at a time... good stuff... I'm going to head to youtube to see what I can find.
 

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Patrick Marleau is set to break Gordie Howe's all time games played record tonight. It'll be Marleau's 1,768th career game.
 

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Joe Thornton is my "if the B's don't do the thing, he's the player I want to" pick for this year.
 

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Have to believe that's the first time a team has lost a game in which it scored six goals in a period.

And don't look now but Canucks are within 8 of Habs who are falling fast.
 

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Have to believe that's the first time a team has lost a game in which it scored six goals in a period.
Remarkably not the case. There may be some other games to fit the bill but I found that Chicago made a fascinating example of this in 1985, in a regulation loss no less!

On the flipside, it does make Pittsburgh the first team to win a game after being outscored by 5 in the 3rd. Previous teams outscored 5+ in the final regulation period were previously 0-270-0 in the regular season, 0-9 in the playoffs.
 

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Remarkably not the case. There may be some other games to fit the bill but I found that Chicago made a fascinating example of this in 1985, in a regulation loss no less!

On the flipside, it does make Pittsburgh the first team to win a game after being outscored by 5 in the 3rd. Previous teams outscored 5+ in the final regulation period were previously 0-270-0 in the regular season, 0-9 in the playoffs.
I love this place! Thanks for that!
 

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Remarkably not the case. There may be some other games to fit the bill but I found that Chicago made a fascinating example of this in 1985, in a regulation loss no less!

On the flipside, it does make Pittsburgh the first team to win a game after being outscored by 5 in the 3rd. Previous teams outscored 5+ in the final regulation period were previously 0-270-0 in the regular season, 0-9 in the playoffs.
Thanks Jess! And oh I remember that game vividly.