Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Flowers, Staals and Army ants:

Marc Andre Fleury's 'undisclosed' (I still hate that) injury is both classified 'not serious and 'day to day' and now after three days of waiting, the speculation is 'lower body injury(that's comforting, the last time I had a 'lower body injury' was when I'd insulted my sister and she kicked.... uh ok, on with the show). Maybe he'll play Saturday, and maybe not. I understand the whole stragedy (willful misspelling) thing, but for those of us concerned with the players we love to watch it's very frustrating. The trainer's are suggesting mucho caution for the dreaded 'undisclosed' ailment. "Sometimes I think they're overly cautious," Fleury said, "but I think it's just tough to be sidelined. If it gets worse, it's going to come back inthe season and I don't want that. I want it to be done now, and not think about it the rest of the season."
John Curry has been called up to be Sabourin's back-up until the Flower returns.
Other News: For those of you biting your nails waiting for Jordan Staal's contract deal to come through, you'd better get some Lee Press-Ons or something, because nothing is going to happen until after the trade-deadline. Ray Shero (heroic music swells in the background) is putting things off until at least after the Great Trade Sweepstakes. Also the extension could be short-term, Shero says he's 'open to a lot of things'. Translation: He ain't telling us nuttin. ('undisclosed' injuries, 'undisclosed' contracts, am I seeing a pattern here?)
Thursday Colby Armstrong returns to the Igloo for the first time since his trade to Atlanta. While he was with the Pens Colby and El Capitan were pretty tight, but El Sid doesn't think that'll give Army any special advantage. "I haven't taken him seriously in three years, what makes you think I'm going to start now," Crosby joked, " He could say anything. It wouldn't even come close to working, I would be laughing on the inside."
Rat Note: Did you ever have one of those days when you got something completely backwards? Happened to me! It's not the first time Colby returns to the Igloo. It's the first time Crosby visits Atlanta since Colby's trade...... ok, super Duh here. Bad Blogger! No doughnut!
Not much else going on today, weird game yesterday. It's odd when you realize that the Pens were beaten by team that technically didn't score a goal during regulation. Ziggy's face-off win dribbling through Sabu's five-hole, and the Cookie Monster's nice put in 10 seconds later were the only two goals scored during reg. play.

3 comments:

Ali said...

Just FYI: Colby and Erik have already played a game at the Mellon as a member of the Thrashers -- On March 2nd, right after the trade deadline, the Thrashers lost to the Pens 3-2...

GO PENS!!!

Stagerat said...

Ok, Blogger busted again.. sheesh that's the last time I take PP.com at their word over my own failing memory... Thanks Ali

Ali said...

Ha. When I read that I really doubted my own memory -- I had to go online looking for the info -- I was pretty sure I remembered it though -- I dreaded that game...I didn't want to see Colby and Erik in a different uniform, playing for a different team...

Somehow though -- I don't think that I'll feel any better about it tonight -- a mere 8 months later...