I want to make a quick post about the Avalanche medical team before we let things go too far when it comes to criticism.
I have to admit, we've given the medical team a lot of grief this season, especially for the Joe Sakic "it's a groin pull, oh wait, it's a major hernia" fiasco, not to mention the Kurt Sauer "it's whiplash, and uh, it's a concussion, too" incident. The Paul Stastny groin pull while rehabbing after an appendectomy didn't go over very well with us, either. And now, with Peter Forsberg out with a mysterious groin pull of his own, the temptation to lay into the Avalanche doctors and trainers gets even harder to resist.
What kind of injury haven't they seen? Besides all the injuries to their own players, the Avalanche medical team has had to treat other players, too. Like when Corey Perry took a skate to the leg and had to have a ligament repaired. Dr. Parker was the guy that had to care for him. The medical team and trainers no doubt have a tough job to do, and they do it well, I'm sure.
Even if it looks pretty bad. I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt, but I'm still going to keep making snarky remarks about the injuries themselves because this season's tally has just gotten ridiculous. So docs and trainers, no hard feelings. Do the best job you can do and take care of our wounded boys. Thanks.