Re: Penguins place Orpik on IR
posted at 12/9/2013 8:29 PM EST
In response to Fletcher1's comment:
In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:
For so long, I thought B's fans were the foundation of reason while the rest of the league harbored the nutjobs.
The guy gets knocked motionless, leaves on a stretcher, goes to the hospital and now is on the IR and people are still saying it's all an act.
Sad state of affairs on this subject.
Well, do a head count. For everyone here; who thinks Orpik was just acting?
I bet it's 1 out of 50.
Ask me if I think an NHL GM has ever overstated an injury for some strategic benefit and I might say yes to that.
Bruins fan are just as biased as most places, but I would still contend less foolish than Pens fans and less reactionary than Montreal fans.
I think he was faking or exaggerating, but this latest news doesn't help my case. Not ready to fold my cards just yet.
I was at the Patriots game yesterday. Rob Gronkowski catches a pass and before he can get fully turned up field, the Browns safety flies in and chops him down like a redwood. Gronkowski sustains a torn ACL/MCL and a concussion on the play. He was upright in just a few minutes. He was helped to his feet to an awaiting cart for transport off the field.
I don't think I have ever seen a player lay on the ice in manner that Orpik did, or remain down as long as Orpik did. It looked like the worst thing ever happened in sports. Until you see the replay. Orpik goes near-limp from the start (the slew-foot), never bangs his head on the ice. Please tell how is he able to roll over if we was knocked out? There is just so little contact, refuse to believe that he was badly injured or was knocked out.