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Worth It To Rush Back Injured Players In Game Four?


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Is it worth it to bring back the injured players for game four?  

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    • No. There's no point, they would only hurt us.
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    • Bring players specified in reply back.
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    • Yes. Bring them all back. Anyone who can skate will help!
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I'm torn about this myself. I'm not sure whether or not it's in our best interest to rush players like Markov and Lang back. On the one hand if we're going to go down, I want to know we tried everything possible to win. Plus, does it really hurt us long term if Lang's injury isn't fully rehabbed and it sets him back a bit further next season? He's a UFA, after all. On the other hand, I know that missing months of time means the disruption of timing, a lack of conditioning, and an overall 'slow' feeling.

So what do you think? Should they all play tomorrow? No? Share your thoughts!

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No point in NOT bringing them back. We would definately lose just like the other 3 games. Our only chance to win is if we make some sacrifices and take risks.

Obviously, if they are not capable of playing competently, than they wouldn't be beneficial anyway. And therefore we would be screwed.

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Bring anyone back that can help at all. If they're going down, at least go down swinging. For the injured players...they have all summer to heal if we can't win 4 straight (tall order). Guys play hurt in beer leagues, players making millions should dig in and play through it if they can without seriously screwing themselves up.

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Unless they are in a (very rare) situation like Sheldon Souray from a couple of years back when the team doctors told him essentially "Sheldon, if you play, you could set yourself back months or even years" - and of course he played & ended up missing the entire following season - I would say let them come back.

IF they are - any of them (signed or UFA) in that rare situation then by all means dont rush them. If it simply means they might have a little more pain, then let them come back if they want to.

Plus, does it really hurt us long term if Lang's injury isn't fully rehabbed and it sets him back a bit further next season? He's a UFA, after all.

I think this is a little cold.

I dont care if the player is property of my team or not, if we're talking about a situation where they could possibly be hurting themselves long term - for what, a 1 in a million chance we can do something only 2 teams in 150 tries have ever done? Not worth it, regardless of who they sign with next year. Again, if it just means a little more pain or more recovery time this summer, then fine - but if we're talking about "you play now you may never play again" - it just ain't worth it.

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I wouldn't bring them back, let them heal, you know it might actually help in the long run with these players by not bringing them back while they are still hurt. When they are trying to decide where to play next year, it won't be a bad thing for them to remember that you put their health before a long shot at winning a playoff series at the risk of making their injury worse.

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