9 Feb

It’s no longer a question.  This is just crazy.

Flames’ Alex Tanguay is out indefinitely with a concussion.  No individual hit has been identified as the culprit, but Tanguay last played in the Flames win over Chicago on Monday night.  He missed practice Tuesday and Wednesday before the announcement was made.

Things were looking up.

I am the world’s #1 Alex Tanguay fan and I have been known to go on about him (this post, this post).  He is my lobster and we go back like Melrose’s mullet. And now Forsberg is making a return… this can’t be happening!  Aside from bad news for me, it’s really bad news for Calgary.  After a really rough start they have been on a roll:

The Flames are 12-3-4 in their last 17 games, and have climbed from 14th to eighth in the Western Conference, one point ahead of ninth-place Los Angeles. Tanguay has 5 goals and 11 assists in that span.  Tanguay has 14 goals and 28 assists in 55 games this season. – NHL.com

On the doorstep

We are very upset with this development.  I am probably having selective memory, but I don’t remember concussions being such a big problem in past years.  It seems like when they started making rules to avoid them, they started happening more.  It’s not true of course (paging anyone named Lindros).  It’s just a little closer to home these days.

GET WELL SOON, ALEX! Dawn is really counting on the Flames making something happen this season.  I’m really counting on seeing you vs. Foppa without having to ride in the TARDIS.

UPDATE! I love the internet.  In the time it took me to find that video, things have improved!  40 minutes ago Alex was out indefinitely with a concussion.  24 minutes ago the Flames said it was neck strain.  14 minutes ago he was listed as day-to-day. Don’t change the station.

Instant Improvement

3 Responses to “W.T.F.”

  1. Chuck February 9, 2011 at 5:26 pm #

    huh? what? confused…

    So Lobster is not concussed? He just slept wrong on his new pillow. 🙂

    Hate when that happens.

  2. dawncherrie February 9, 2011 at 11:41 pm #

    I’m still waiting for Nomie to have a center that can handle is awesome awesomeness … still waiting. waiting waiting. Hey… there were trade rumors for Sid! Wouldn’t that be awesome? you could have Tanguay and Sid on the same team! 😉

  3. Cassy February 10, 2011 at 12:06 am #

    I was about to say that even tho I’m about to be in the nurse profession, even I didn’t know concussion was catching. Truth is, everyone’s taking them more seriously due to Sid an the ongoing Savvy saga.

    And it IS better to be cautious and wait and see. But neck strain much better than concussion for sure!

    Shall we have a whip-round for a memory foam shaped one?

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