December 10, 2009

Cleary Out 4 Weeks With Separated Shoulder. No, Seriously.


Bruce MacLeod, Twitter:


"Dan Cleary has a separated shoulder and will be out four weeks. Ville Leino returns to the Red Wings lineup."


Out of curiosity I searched the words "Red Wings" and "Hockey Gods" and it returned this:




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Look, I don't want to break kayfabe here but I was kinda sorta joking about the whole curse of #44. I was trying to lighten the mood.

"...Franzen, Osgood, Maltby, Filppula, Helm, Eaves, Williams, Datsyuk, and now Kronwall have missed time due to injury or illness, and it's only November. It's only going to get worse. From what I can tell, the sequential ordering of the injuries will snipe each individual player once a week for the next few months until we are left with only one.

And his name, of course, is Todd Bertuzzi."


In the two week's since I wrote that and later quoted myself like a douche bag, we've dodged serious injury in the form of Patrick Eaves' ankle and Jonathan Ericsson's foot, and had a little scare with Rafalski's back. The team couldn't stay so lucky as to keep incurring day-to-day injuries, and now Dan(ny) Cleary is out for four weeks. He will be the seventh (holy shit, the seventh? Yep, the seventh, asshole) Red Wing since the start of training camp to spend at least a month on the sidelines.

This one, though .... this is the one that broke the spine of my sanity. In a non-salary cap hockey world these injuries would be hard enough to overcome. Now I don't even know that we're icing a good team anymore. I love the Eaves/Helm/Draper unit but it is NOT a second line. As bad as we might want it to be, it simply isn't. We're going to keep facing teams with better depth than the Justin Abdelkaders and Drew Millers and Brad Mays can counter with. Barring a breakthrough performance, the goal scoring is going to continue to be a serious issue.

Ville Leino? Get your act together, fucker.

15 comments:

raputathebuta said...

Just fucking shoot me now.

I don't care what #44 does. He can score 80 goals & single-handedly lead us to the Finals & I will still hate his guts & blame him for all the bad shit happening to the Wings.

David said...

i've never seen anything like this. completely absurd

Anonymous said...

Hell, I blame #44 for Granderson too. He is a vacuum of bad luck that sucks up all that is good. Wake me when he retires.

Tram

RT said...

I just read this post in my neurobiology lecture and must have looked like I just voided my bowels because my professor stopped her lecture to ask me if i was okay in front of the whole class.

My only hope left for this season is that we make the playoffs as the most dangerous 6-8 seed ever with a healthy lineup. Even that seems too much to ask these days...

Triple Deke Staff said...

"Voided my bowels" never doesn't make me laugh out loud. Nice to see you back RT.

"Hell, I blame #44 for Granderson too."

(gasp of realization)

raputathebuta said...

@ Tram: As soon as I heard the news about Grandy, the words "FUCKING BERTUZZI!!!!" came out of my mouth.

Osrt said...

Notice that the hockey gods' finger doesn't have lube on it.

We're in for more pain...

Andy said...

I'm so fucking depressed, angry, scared and etc etc right now.

And you're right, everything including Granderson is Bert's fault. Or could it be the Villain's?

Jeff B said...

Is there no God?

cmk said...

Someone certainly pissed off The-Powers-That-Be. Maybe it was #44's mother the day she gave birth?

Guilherme Calciolari said...

The upcoming Scream 4 will be use Joe Louis Arena as a location. Bertuzzi will play Ghostface.

monkey said...

BOHICA

Andy said...

There's been a night, but I'm still quite depressed over this.

RT said...

Why the hell were we not the first to think of bringing fetisov back to fill in for us on the blueline?

Hell, let's get the whole Russian 5 back together. They can't mess things up any worse can they?

hockeychic said...

This is the first I read of the Cleary injury. I saw it happen in the game and I told my friend "Oh no, now Newf is hurt." I haven't been able to look at the internet much since then. This season is really, really difficult...

Yes, I blame #44, I don't care that he got the OT winner last night, I still think having him on the team is bad karma.