June 22, 2013, 10:07 PM
Potential injury prone forwards
A little bit different than the usual "who is injury prone?" question...
Who have you watched play who has an aggressive, reckless style of play who could easily become a "band-aid boy" but hasn't yet?
We always talk about the players who already have had long injury histories as band-aid boys, but there are surely some players who have basically been lucky to avoid injury. I'm talking about guys who go into the dirty areas, hit a lot, block shots, but somehow have managed to not get hurt. Sure, some players are more durable, but a lot of injuries are simply bad luck. Eventually, this type of player's luck will run out by virtue of the risks they take every game.
Last edited by pmorrow136; June 22, 2013 at 10:11 PM.
June 23, 2013, 7:54 AM
Forwards don't block a lot of shots (only two had more than 50 this past season), so you need to look at other things. I would look at players who are targeted by opposing players a lot, for whatever reason.
He's not a forward, but I'm thinking someone like P.K. Subban. He irritates so much and is so good that other teams will start going after him. That could lead to a lot of extra attention not needed.
A forward example would be Brad Marchand, but he's more protected on his team because there's so many tough players.
I think Brendon Gallagher will be injury-prone as well. So small and plays such a tough style, I can't see him staying healthy every season. Since being drafted, he's already been injured in juniors a couple of times in back-to-back seasons.
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June 23, 2013, 10:24 PM
Thanks for the input, newfcollins. It seems inevitable that Gallagher gets injured for the reasons you mention, good call on that one.