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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Pens win Cup, Sidney Crosby's injury, Bulldogs Alumni News...

Well the Pittsburgh Penguins have won the Stanley Cup. Old news I know, but hey, I had a busy weekend!

So, my question now - What else can Sidney Crosby do, besides win an Olympic Gold Medal, or a Conn Smythe Trophy? Maybe PLAY in the Stanley Cup deciding game?

I don't know about the rest of you, but I was expecting to hear that Crosby had a torn MCL / ACL or some major injury after missing most of the second period, and only being able to play one shift in the third period.

Bobby Baun he isn't. I'm not doubting he was banged up, I just expected he'd be significantly injured to miss all that time in what was the biggest game of his career. All I heard yesterday was that an MRI wasn't even necessary. Am I the only one a little surprised?

I have never doubted an injury, and of course I have no idea how it actually felt for Crosby...I just felt at the time for some odd reason that it almost felt like pulling the chute, and now that he's not really "injured" it feels more of the same way. I'll end it with the same statement as above - Bobby Baun he ain't. For those that don't know, Baun's playing on a BROKEN LEG is one of the all-time legends about sucking it up and playing through the pain.

Anyway, I'm just happy the Wings didn't win, and I'm happy for Fleury and Malkin and all the guys on the Pens.

This will be a very fun time....

Alberni Valley Bulldogs to Host Alumni Golf Event

June 15th 2009

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are hosting an Alumni Golf Tournament Saturday July 4th 2009. The Tournament will be a shotgun start at 1:00pm at the Alberni Valley Golf Club, dinner to follow. The tournament is a scramble format.

Tyler Ruel, Stephen Pattison, Josh Bonar, Jim Patterson, Devin Timberlake, Dan Wallace, Bert Watkins, Matt Auerbach, Joe Scali, Brian Stewart, Brad Herman, Andrew Riddell, Bradyn Melrose are a few Alumni that have confirmed to be in attendance.

Here is your chance to play a round of golf and enjoy an evening with your favorite Bulldog from years past. Individual event tickets are on sale now in the Bulldogs office for only $65. Space is limited, be sure to register soon.

Registration includes:
Golf with an Alberni Valley Bulldog Alumni (18 hole scramble)
Steak dinner
Prizes and Social to follow dinner

In addition to team and individual prizes, there will be a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4x4 up for grabs as a hole in one prize. Prize sponsored by Dennis See / Alberni Chrysler Dodge Jeep (certain Rules will apply, details at event).

For fans and sponsors that are not able to attend the golf in the afternoon, dinner tickets are available for only $20. Come out and enjoy a Steak Dinner with Alumni.

The Bulldogs are seeking sponsors for the event. Hole sponsorships are available for only $100.

Sponsorship includes:
1 entry to golf with an Alberni Valley Bulldog Alumni (18 hole scramble)
1 Dinner
Prizes and presentation
Signage display at hole
Opportunity to promote company at hole (display, give away, etc.)

To register, sponsor a hole or purchase dinner tickets please contact the Bulldogs office at 250.723.4412




Anonymous said...

Crosby: They weren't sure what was wrong with him. Why take chances?

Hammer said...

I do see that side of it, if you mean "he's a liability on the ice, don't take chances" but I'm not so sure I see that side of it if it's "he might get hurt, don't take chances" because he already was obviously hurt or banged up, but the cup was THAT close....If he made a positive difference in winning it, well you just don't get that chance too often. Back to the beginning, if he's a liability, I understand not playing.

Another side to it I guess is that maybe Sid should be COMMENDED for not playing if he knew he was hurt?

The "warrior" and the guy playing through injuries is glorified..Maybe he hurts more than helps though?

Thanks for the comment!

Anonymous said...

Dougie Gilmour ("Warrior" nickname)
and Baun both Leafs Hammer play'in on busted legs. When is our re-turn to glory? thats a lob Hammer keep your comments to yourself I've heard em all...

Anonymous said...

No new player to talk to Friday? Thought that it was an every friday thing.

kris said...

I think it was the liability issue not wanting to cost his team the cup not being able to keep up out there