JVR is back tomorrow???
Rinaldo should be out of the lineup, regardless of whether JVR starts or not. The guy hasn't done much but take penalties this series. He proved last night he can't keep his composure. He's a 5-minute major waiting to happen. No way in hell I keep him in over Wellwood or anyone else just because Sidney Crosby might throw another tantrum. Hartnell and Simmonds are probably better fighters, anyway.
Ok for what it`s worth`my son works at Sports Authority and he was excited to be part in a photo shoot & video for the Eagles this afternoon until he broke his foot and had to leave work.While he was filling out workers comp forms with his supervisor who was talking with someone who was attending the Flyers practice he was told that Bryz had words with the coach and was actualy told to leave practice.
Also apparently JVR is playing and Grossman is not and Gus will also be playing and was told that it seems as though Rinaldo will be playing tomorrow so who knows WTF is going on ?
Rinaldo is a marked man. If he breathes on an opposing player he gets an automatic two minutes. Leighton probably could have held the Penguins to six last night. Bob and Bryz were terrible.
sorry to hear about your sons broken foot...
thanks for the info bro. I can understand not rushing JVR back. If you go down 3-2 then make the changes. I guess I can see that theory.
Really upsetting about Grossman. God forbid that Malkin gets anything for his dirty play... sucker punch to the back of the head...thats what started it for Grossman.
Can't blame the refs for missing it. It was a sneaky play that got under almost everyone's radar.
from everything i read on twitter, this is what i gathered:
- gus will be playing for grossmann. grossmann did not practice
- JVR is itching to play, wants to play; it's up to Lavy whether or not he goes tomorrow
- rinaldo skated with the black aces today, so if JVR were to come back, rinaldo would seem the likely candidate to be replaced; however, some believe that rinaldo was skating with the reserves b/c the team wasn't sure if he was going to be suspended for his actions in last night's game.
- bryz left 10 min. early; the beat writers that are new to the team (aka for the playoffs) went nuts over it, but most of the writers that have covered the team for the year said bryz has done this a pretty good amount this year. so in short: i wouldn't really read much into it. he just may not have felt like having a long practice after getting beat up like he was yesterday. remember he got slammed into more than a few times last night; he could be pretty sore.
so to sum, JVR is likely to go but not definite; rinaldo is most likely the one to go out if JVR goes in; grossmann is out and gus is taking his place; and more likely than not, Bryz is just still dealing with his chip fracture in his foot.
THE SKY IS NOT FALLING. LET'S GET PUMPED FOR TOMORROW AND HOPE OUR BOYS CAN STAY FOCUSED, DISCIPLINED, AND PLAY FLYER HOCKEY!
here ya go people, hot off twitter:
Tim Panaccio @tpanotchCSN
Holmgren txt to me on Bryz: "he is playing tomorrow"
Eskin is usually pretty clued in on Flyers injuries.