I saw a couple of comments asking why this wasn't done in Columbus. My response would be that this is the surgeon who detected and repaired a chronic groin problem for Marion Gaborik. Gabby has been injured a couple of times this year, but not his groin, which was wonky for close to a decade before this Doctor worked on him. I think the CBJ brass were impressed. And I think that Dubinsky had lingering problems repaired as well. His recovery seems on track, and he is close to returning.
I have to wonder if at some level all NHL players have bad groins. The level of work and effort demanded by our situation and our system may be revealing or exacerbating existing weaknesses. It is to be hoped that these are repaired once and for all, and barring crazy circumstances, will not re-occur.
At any rate, if any of our players were looking at elective surgery, now seems like a good time to get it done. Sheesh. Get well Mark. We miss you, and look forward to when you are healed and can rejoin the team.
Meanwhile, I will keep a <McDavid> stiff upper <McDavid> lip without any <McDavid> gratuitous references <McDavid> to generational talents <McDavid> available in this year's draft <McDavid>, particularly without <McDavid> using subliminal <McDavid> messages <Eichel>.
GO <McDavid> JACKETS!! <Eichel>