Monday, July 30, 2012
Penguins Revamp medical Staff
1) In an unsurprising move (at least not surprising to our readers) the Pittsburgh Penguins have overhauled their medical staff. The Pittsburgh Penguins named Dr. Christopher Harner to lead the team's medical staff. Dr. Harner replaces Dr. Charles Burke, who was removed after 24 years with the organization. Why is this not surprising to we at Fauxrumors? Well, almost a year ago we did a post called next-great-one-career-threatened. In the post we specifically say with regard to the medical staff:
What we at Fauxrumors find amazing is that no one is blasting the Penguins medical staff for not being on top of this situation. It was CLEAR as crystal that Crosby's bell was rung pretty dam good at Heinze Field. He even forgot to get on the ice at the end of the game as the extra attacker. Wouldn't that be a pretty big Red Flag?? Yet we haven't heard a wit of a negative comment towards the Pens and their coaching/medical staffs with respect to this literal malpractice/mishandling the health of their best player!
2) Then very specifically we went right at the Penguins medical staff, (Dr Drew seen above) in a post we did last January: penguin-doctors-incompetent. Evidently we had our information correct there. Teams don't generally have a complete flushing of their entire medical staff from top to bottom. Apparently management saw what we did; Utter incompetence. As we also wrote then it was the Crosby family that demanded this change. They lost total confidence in their abilities to care for Sid. They didn't want to go public like the Lindros camp did 2 decades earlier with regard to Eric's near fatal (undiagnosed) lung problem. We have been told that part (unwritten) of the contract agreement that Sid signed recently was that the Pens overhaul their medical team and bring in specialists who are acquainted with and have treated concussions. Lets hope the new medical professionals have their patient's best interests in mid when they are being treated, and not whats best for the team's performance.