Today is failing at life.
First off, it snowed this morning just in time for my morning commute to work. (Me + slippery snow – no morning caffeine = grumpy) We are supposed to get 8-12″ more tomorrow night and the Bruins got shut out by the LA Kings last night. Then I get to work and read on www.boston.com that Marc Savard has been diagnosed with his second concussion in 10 months and will not play.
Thanks, Hockey Gods. Way to add more rock salt to my wounds.
Savard took a hit from former teammate Matt Hunwick on Saturday in the Bruins’ 6-2 win over the Avalanche. While this latest concussion is deemed “moderate”, this news still leaves me feeling sad and frankly worried for Savvy’s future. I worry that this is the beginning of the slow, downward spiral of yet another talented player’s hockey career.
Many an NHL superstar has been felled by this dreaded injury (i.e. the Lindros Brothers, Pat Lafontaine, Matthew Barnaby, Keith Primeau, Adam Deadmarsh, Steve Moore, etc, etc.) and while the league has taking measure to lessen these injuries and punish those who intent to injure, the fact remains that concussions will always be a part of the game.
Until they encase everyone in bubble wrap and staple fluffy pillows to the boards.
Not likely, folks. Hockey is a contact sport – a rough, physically demanding game where 200 lb men skate at top speed straight into each other, sometimes with enough force to shatter glass. Insane, right? But we love it all the same.
I hope that Marc can recover soon. I hope he can rejoin his team (who have been playing amazingly well as of late. Last night’s hiccup excluded, of course.) and help them as they push toward the playoff. I sincerely, with all my heard, hope that his career as one of the preeminent NHL centermen is not over.
Because that would also make me one very sad panda.
We want less “sad” and more of this please…
*thankyouandgoodnight*Tags: Boston Bruins, bubble wrap, concussions, Eric Lindros, marc savard, panda bears, Pat Lafontaine