Rangers forward Marion Gaborik underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder. Team sources say Gaborik suffered in injury in game 3 or 4 of the first round of the playoffs against Ottawa. Recovery time is expected to be around 6 months.
The injury helps explain Gabo's inconsistent play in the Caps and Devils series. I give the guy credit for gutting it out and playing despite the injury.
Tim Thomas taking a year off, as a Bruins fan, I don't like it, I think it's pretty selfish.
I just look at him in a completely different light since the White House thing. He doesn't seem to get the team concept like other players do.
Well I remember Ozzie Guillen refusing to go the White House after the White Sox won the World Series in 05, when Bush was there, nobody complained then. Just saying.
I think part of my impression of him comes from how adversarial he was about it afterwards, getting so frustrated with the media and everything. He helped turn it into a distraction, just my opinion though.
It's funny, him taking a year off instead of retiring actually helps the Bruins. Now, theoretically, they could trade him to a team that needs to spend money to get to the salary cap minimum. That team would then suspend him, and his $5 million counts against the cap but they don't have to actually pay him any real money. Might be cap circumvention though.
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Right now I don't have a TV that can get anything over the air or by satellite or cable, so I'm missing out on the Stanley Cup finals . I've got to get all my info off the web.
With the Devils losing two on home ice, they now have to win 3 at Staples Center and 1 at home to win the Cup. It's not gonna happen, IMO.
Before the series began, actor David Boreanaz ("Angel," "Bones") predicted in a Tweet that LA would take it in 6 (Boreanaz is a Flyers fan). He might want to revise that number down to 5. Four is not out of the question.