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'Caged' Gudbranson lands in Panthers doghouse

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07:40 AM ET 01.27 | Peter Horachek said on Sunday that the decision to sit Erik Gudbranson, coinciding with the activation of Dylan Olsen, was performance-based. Gudbranson's playing time has been diminished since he returned from having surgery on his orbital bone after being smacked in the face from a puck in December. "The bottom line is he really hasn't played well," Horachek said. "He has played poorly since he's had that cage on. We've been going with six guys, now we have a healthy guy back. You have to make decisions. He has to learn from it. It's difficult for a player to wear that cage when he's not used to it." ... Gudbranson said he wouldn't use wearing the full-metal cage on his helmet as an excuse. "There's no issue with that," Gudbranson said. "I just need to get back to playing hockey."

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January 27, 2014  08:15 AM ET

This is why hockey is wonderful.

Play "poorly - sit down in the press box.

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January 27, 2014  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This is why hockey is wonderful. Play "poorly - sit down in the press box.

exactly as it should be....

January 27, 2014  10:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This is why hockey is wonderful. Play "poorly - sit down in the press box.

Yup even the so-called Stars of the team. I.E. Brad Richards last year

January 27, 2014  10:28 AM ET
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Yup even the so-called Stars of the team. I.E. Brad Richards last year

Can you imagine an MLB trying this on one of their bazillion $ boys of summer?

January 27, 2014  10:51 AM ET
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Can you imagine an MLB trying this on one of their bazillion $ boys of summer?

Def. not the Prima Donna rice and **** from D.R.

January 27, 2014  11:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This is why hockey is wonderful. Play "poorly - sit down in the press box.

Well, Otis, this is how I feel about last night game at the Joe ...

January 27, 2014  11:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Well, Otis, this is how I feel about last night game at the Joe ...

Substitute Panthers for Bears and ... you get the picture.

January 27, 2014  12:48 PM ET

I can understand the mental adjustment to wearing a cage after suffering facial fractures.

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January 27, 2014  03:46 PM ET
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I didn't start wearing a cage til I was 22 and I hated it. Couldn't wear a visor or plexi-shield because of steam issues so I was stuck with the cage. Hated it, hated it, hated it.

Every cage I've ever seen seemed to have CCCP stamped on it. Did yours?

January 27, 2014  04:28 PM ET
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Every cage I've ever seen seemed to have CCCP stamped on it. Did yours?

Da, komrade

January 27, 2014  04:29 PM ET
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I didn't start wearing a cage til I was 22 and I hated it. Couldn't wear a visor or plexi-shield because of steam issues so I was stuck with the cage. Hated it, hated it, hated it.

We used to apply dishsoap to our visor/shields to eliminate steam issues.

January 27, 2014  07:05 PM ET
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Well, Otis, this is how I feel about last night game at the Joe ...

I know the feeling all too well.

January 27, 2014  08:07 PM ET
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Da, komrade

:-)

 
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