Morning Free Association: Tavares

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Last night was the beginning of the long awaited playoff rematch of the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens. The last time these two teams faced off in a playoff game was 42 years ago in 1979. The game was a very close one with the Habs eking out a win 2-1. The game winner was a fabulous short handed effort by Paul Byron.

It sounds like I’m rooting for the Habs, and I am only because I hate the Leafs and their fans just that much more. The joy which I get from watching the Leafs drop the first round is just too great. And believe me, rooting for anything other than Team Meteor in this case is probably not the right thing to do but I’ve never been accused of being right.

Now that we got all of this out of the way, it’s time to turn to the horrific incident that occurred earlier in the game. Just past the middle of the first period, John Tavares was checked by Habs defenseman Ben Chiarot in a routine manner, which caused him to lose his balance and fall to the ice. Unfortunately, Corey Perry was entering the zone and could not get out of the way in time and his knee collided with Tavares’ head. Tavares needed a stretcher to leave the ice safely.

It’s weird defending noted shitbag Corey Perry, but he really didn’t intend to do anything to injure here. He felt terrible and later postgame would describe his feeling sick to his stomach when watching the replay. When Nick Foligno wanted to fight him, he didn’t even throw a punch.

During the game, the Maple Leafs confirmed that Tavares had been transported to the hospital and that he will remain there overnight.

Sounds like the news is pretty good, all things considered. Get better soon, John Tavares.

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Satan81
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Tavares released from the hospital and is recovering at home. Out indefinitely.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Good. The sorts of injuries that I thought he might have had when I saw his neck go limp. Ugh, I shudder to think about it. If he’s back home already, it sounds like less life & mobility threatening concussion stuff.

Satan81
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He should get maaad…comment image

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Hi folks.

Jeez that looked awful. Glad to hear it doesn’t sound too, too serious.

I am Pfizer-ed up! The first dose at least. And so far no side effects. Planning to stay up for some of the game at least unless I suddenly come over all feverish.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Wohoo! Boss has started talking about going back into the office a few days a week and Netflix has started asking again if I’m still watching. Things are returning to normal! lol

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Yeah, reactions to the first dose (beyond a sore deltoid muscle) are rare. Congrats on joining vax club.
And now that you’re in, you should know
The first rule of vax club is
tell everyone about vax club smile

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Good morning!!
Stripes Anonymous!! Wow! Tavares got smoked! I hate to give Corey Perry the benefit of the doubt, but there’s not much he could have done, IMO.
On to tonight…. this would be a good game to win.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. All the best to Tavares for a quick recovery. Absolutely brutal. And I’m wondering if the fight was Foligno needing an emotional outlet. I can even imagine what it must feel like to see your teammate carted off on a stretcher.

In more fun things, had a dream last night I was hanging out with Trixie, Katya, and Stevie from Schitt’s Creek. Fun times all around.
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IntentionallyWidenberg
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I think the fight was symbolic – you can’t let the opposing team take out your captain without answering.

Wow, sounds like you had a gay old time last night!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

That makes sense.

Gay old time for sure! Lots of laugh, especially when a cat came in and laid across my neck. (Pretty sure this is related to waking up with Nugget sitting on me waiting for breakfast).

Satan81
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Satan81

The Tavares thing was, like, I don’t wanna watch replays, kind of scary.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Yeah, I really wish I never saw the clip on Twitter last night. Still feel queasy.

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That was ugly!!