Re: Boston vs Montreal- Part 33- Are You Ready?
posted at 4/10/2011 9:34 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Boston vs Montreal- Part 33- Are You Ready?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Boston vs Montreal- Part 33- Are You Ready? : Is your theory that he's fine and the Habs held him out for 6 weeks just to make it look real, surprising the world with his return for Game 1 of the playoffs? While there was plenty of BS (corporate boycotts, ridiculous 911 calls, dumb claims for a suspension to Chara) I don't see what an elaborate ruse does to benefit the Canadiens. And we all know the Habs, like any other franchise, aren't going to do anything if there's no benefit to it.
Posted by Kennedy97[/QUOTE]
OK, it was partly in jest, but........no, thats not what I think (6 weeks, etc.) However, I do think the organization, corporations, etc., made a HUGE deal out of something they knew NOTHING about, other than what was being reported. And, I put a HUGE blame on ALL the media.
I think Max was hurt. Not NEARLY as bad as they all made it out to be. I would NOT be shocked to see him come back and as the matter of fact, Im almost expecting it. I do NOT believe he had a broken neck, but if someone wanted to link to a reputable source with an actual x-ray that had some way or proving it was him, I would gladly apologize. IF he had a fractured vertebrae, I think it MIGHT have been a hair-line fracture about 1 mm in total length that was COMPLETELY overblown and irresponsibly reported in a misleading manner. For him to be back skating as fast as he was with a broken neck, I dont think ANYONE was looking out for his best interests. He has to be doctor cleared, right? What doctor clears someone with a broken neck to skate after 3 weeks? Ive known people who suffered broken necks, the same exact type of fracture as was reported as the matter of fact, and their doctor told them to do nothing for like 2 months. Yes, he is a professional hockey player, but come on! You dont start skating that fast after a "severe" concussion and broken neck. It WREEKS of something fishy.