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Bloody details of Marc Staal's recovery

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08:23 AM ET 04.10 | Marc Staal's first thought after a Kimmo Timonen shot caught him in the eye? "I should have been wearing a visor. But hindsight is 20/20." Like his brothers, Eric and Jordan, who play for the Carolina Hurricanes and who both were frightened into wearing visors after seeing footage of the injury, Marc Staal will wear a visor when he returns to the Rangers lineup. ... The first week after the injury was difficult for him and his family, Staal said, even though he was assured by the doctors he would recover and play again. "It's been tough," he said after a short skating session at the Rangers practice rink. "My wife didn't sleep for the first four nights because she was just wiping blood off my eye."

The Globe and Mail

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April 10, 2013  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Pfh. Slap a Band Aid on it and get your **** back out there.

A Torts quote?

April 10, 2013  08:46 AM ET

Everytime I look at this damn pic, I think he is playing air guitar!

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April 10, 2013  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Everytime I look at this damn pic, I think he is playing air guitar!

It's Marc's world...party time...excellent!

April 10, 2013  09:10 AM ET

"Like his brothers ..... who both were frightened into wearing visors .... Marc Staal will wear a visor when he returns to the Rangers lineup...."

What good will a visor do him if Eric catches him with his head down and drives his shoulder into his noggin?

April 10, 2013  09:16 AM ET
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"What good will a visor do him if Eric catches him with his head down and drives his shoulder into his noggin?

You know, I started to notice when I watched the last Rangers/Canes game that eric is a bit of a chippy player. I never noticed it before, (I always liked him as a player) and after he cheap-shotted his brother, I began to notice it more

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April 10, 2013  10:28 AM ET

On a side note: Visors will help I'm sure but did anyone see the Flyer player get the puck wedged between his face and the half shield last night???

Pretty crazy

April 10, 2013  10:30 AM ET
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I think Torts would slap any of his players seen putting on a bandaid.

It will never happen; since Sather has no cajones at all, and Dolan is just worried about his Sobriety but I wouldnt mind seeing Torts get canned right now and send a huge message to the team.

April 10, 2013  10:31 AM ET

He is the anchor of that Rangers D. Girardi while very good has just been awful lately.

April 10, 2013  10:35 AM ET

Those are "details"? For us rubberneckers out there, these are pisspoor details. Give us the gore!!

April 10, 2013  10:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Pfh. Slap a Band Aid on it and get your **** back out there.

I knew you were a softie Danny. What the heck. He's got two eyes. :-)

April 10, 2013  10:43 AM ET

Puck coming up from ground. Visor open at the bottom. Visor no protect angle of shot. Physics. A derrrrrr.

April 10, 2013  10:54 AM ET
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Puck coming up from ground. Visor open at the bottom. Visor no protect angle of shot. Physics. A derrrrrr.

Thanks. I would've never figured it out if you did not post it.

April 10, 2013  11:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Thanks. I would've never figured it out if you did not post it.

Wonder if Crosby will trigger a full face trend whenever he comes back from trying to eat a puck.

Hell got a couple fake tooth myself and I wouldnt ever ever play that game again w/o a freakin full face. especially with 225 pounders skating 40 mph and taking shots at 100 mph lol. But I guess that being manly is more important that being ugly!

April 10, 2013  11:27 AM ET

Pens lock up the Atlantic last night and we have:
Sharks are bad thread
Fylers might miss playoffs because they are bad
Avalanche are bad thread for the millionth time
Another Marc Staal was hit with the puck thread
Another Buffalo is bad thread

April 10, 2013  11:31 AM ET

at least theres no more ''Marc Savard is brain dead''

 
April 10, 2013  11:45 AM ET
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Pens lock up the Atlantic last night and we have:Sharks are bad threadFylers might miss playoffs because they are bad Avalanche are bad thread for the millionth timeAnother Marc Staal was hit with the puck threadAnother Buffalo is bad thread

Exactly. No one cares ;)

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