Today’s Rant

Posted: 02/07/2011 by bc in Uncategorized

From the OCR’s Eric Stephens, Getzlaf proclaims himself ready to go:

“Ryan Getzlaf’s been front and center here with the team other than probably the first week,” Carlyle said. “Yeah, he didn’t make the trips but he’s been here every day. He’s been a big part of our team. He’s been participating behind the scenes.”

No doubt Getz performed some his captain’s duties. Meaning he probably polled the players on travel departure times. Beyond that, the idea that an injured player’s “been a big part of our team” during his rehab is total bunk and fantasy.

When you aren’t fully participating at practice, when you’re watching games from the press box and especially when you’re not traveling with the team; you’re a forgotten man. This might sound harsh but that’s just the way it is.

If the injured player isn’t forgotten why do we hear virtually every injured player say something like, “It’s great to be back with the guys” when returning from injury?

Frankly Carlyle’s comment is a total insult. He’d never say it in a hockey market. And if he is dumb enough to say it, he’d never get away with it.

Do you work for a living? Do you go to school? If so, when was the last time a classmate or colleague missed time and remained a “big part” of the school or workforce? Now you know RC is selling phony baloney.

  1. buick22 says:

    Gotta agree with you there….hanging out at mealtimes is not the same….if a co-worker is not there for three weeks, they are out of mind…and sometimes if they are not well liked or considered to be lazy they can even be resented by their co-workers, I have seen that BS happen a bunch of times. If you are not there to defend the rumors, they eventually become some kind of warped truth through retelling…human nature.

    • BackCheck says:

      Exactly Buick22. And you don’t have to have played elite level hockey to get it. I’m not saying you don’t or didn’t. It’s just that anybody who has ever worked or attended school during their lifetime knows first hand Carlyle is shoveling it.

      As a Ducks fan, I find the comment insulting and galling.

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