What’s this? I come home from a long, hard day at the salt mines and I read in Hockey Inside/Out that it’s possible that Andrei Markov worked so hard at being ready for the season that he set himself back, doctors found water on his knee, and he probably won’t be ready for the season opener?
So when will he be ready?
Aren’t personal trainers, doctors, physiotherapists, and whoever else is out there who makes a living doing this, supposed to monitor and make sure a thoroughbred like Markov heals properly? Without rushing? Without doing more damage? Without getting water on the knee?
And apparently this all came about a few weeks ago, so why didn’t anyone tell us? It’s been awhile since Habs fans have been this optimistic, and should our summer of glorious, unadulterated optimism have been just a cautiously optimistic summer instead??
The last several months the mantra for myself and others has been “as long as they can stay healthy,” and we’ve been saying this with the idea that if the team doesn’t suffer any Markov-like injuries, they have a good shot at the big prize. The lineup looks good to us.
But geez, a Markov problem before camp evens begins. Let’s hope the reports are wrong. Maybe the doctors are screwing with our heads.