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A few weeks ago, former Philadelphia Flyers GM Bobby Clarke weighed in on the NHL’s concussion problem, insisting that allowing obstruction and the NHL choosing to suspend players instead of allowing them to police themselves via fighting were the roots of the spate of concussions, and this morning, one of the players whose career came to an end in no small part due to concussions suffered and rushed back from under Clarke’s watch, Eric Lindros, spoke to the Kingston Whig-Standard’s Ian MacAlpine about the same issue:
“The game’s has gotten too fast,” he said outside the Frontenacs dressing room after his one-hour morning session.
That speed comes at a price for the players’ safety, he said.
“The red line is out and the game’s quicker. It’s inevitable there’s going to be more (concussions). They knew that when they took the red line out. So they sacrificed that for speed.”Continue reading "Eric Lindros says the NHL’s ‘sacrified’ player safety for speed"
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For a player once dubbed "The Next One," as in the next Wayne Gretzky, Eric Lindros had turned into "The Forgotten One" in Philadelphia.
When not trying to stop flying pucks, NHL goalie Ilya Bryzgalov is busy explaining the crazy universe that we live in.
Bryzgalov was interviewed for an HBO series "NHL 24/7" and goes into everything from Russian booze to catching tigers to the creation of our universe to crazy defensemen and ending on hot blondes in the below two videos:
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EA SPORTS, as always, conducted a simulation between the two teams who will collide at the annual Winter Classic.
While not entirely accurate, of course, it’s always worth a gander at what video simulation says based on the information used in the process, such as statistics, injuries and momentum, to name a few.
Action of the EA SPORTS simulation between the New York Rangers...
Frank Seravalli of the Daily News reported today what has been rumored for the last few weeks- James Van Riemsdyk may be playing through an injury.
Well, two injuries; a “banged up” knee and a “cam impingement” in his hip.
Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren denied both injuries, but they would explain JVR’s minimal production through the [...]
On Wednesday, the Empire State Building was lit up with the colors of both teams that will play in the 2012 Winter Classic on Jan. 2: blue, red and white on the east and west sides of the building for the New York Rangers and orange and white on the north and south sides for [...]
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The Philadelphia Flyers have lost more than two road games to only one team over the past year and a half. The lowly Tampa Bay Lightning could become the second.
The Flyers hope the holiday break helps get them going back in the right direction as they face the Lightning on Tuesday night.
Philadelphia had the Eastern Conference's most road points last season and currently has...
PHILADELPHIA -- After his final shift is over in the NHL’s version of Old Timers’ Day, former Flyers great Eric Lindros wants to stick around and catch the Winter Classic.
Can’t blame him. The outdoor extravaganza has blossomed into a coveted score, with the price of admission rivaling...
Since he was traded on July 11, 2001, Pittsburgh Penguins fans have had a love/hate relationship with Jaromir Jagr.
Half of them despise him for the infamous "dying alive" quote and the way he left town (though Jagr claimed in 2008 he was trying to help the then-financially-strapped organization). The other half remember his dazzling goal in Game 1 of the 1992 Stanley...