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  2. DevsMan84

    Race To The Bottom II - 2018-19 Edition

    Furthermore, here is the next paragraph in the link you posted. Notice the bolded parts. Long-term impacts It is common and understandable for family members to have many questions about the long-term effects of the brain injury on the injured person's ability to function in the future. Unfortunately, it is difficult to determine the long-term effects for many reasons. First, brain injury is a relatively new area of treatment and research. We have only begun to understand the long-term effects in patients one, five, and ten years after injury. Brain scans and other tests are not always able to show the extent of the injury, so it is sometimes difficult early on to fully understand how serious the injury is. The type of brain injury and extent of secondary problems such as brain swelling varies a great deal from person to person. Age and pre-injury abilities also affect how well a person will recover. We do know that the more severe the injury the less likely the person will fully recover. The length of time a person remains in a coma and duration of loss of memory (amnesia) following the coma are useful in predicting how well a person will recover. The Rancho Los Amigos Levels of Cognitive Functioning (RLCF) is one of the best and most widely used ways of describing recovery from brain injury. The RLCF describes ten levels of cognitive (thinking) recovery. Research has shown that the speed at which a person progresses through the levels of the RLCF can predict how fully a person will recover.
  3. DevsMan84

    Race To The Bottom II - 2018-19 Edition

    "The fastest improvement happens in about the first six months after injury. During this time, the injured person will likely show many improvements and may seem to be steadily getting better. The person continues to improve between six months and two years after injury, but this varies for different people and may not happen as fast as the first six months. Improvements slow down substantially after two years but may still occur many years after injury. Most people continue to have some problems, although they may not be as bad as they were early after injury. Rate of improvement varies from person to person." You seemed to have skipped the bolded parts or just not understood that that is pretty vague and no indication of guarantee. What you posted is what is "typical" but the medical field, with all its advances, is not a perfect science and can vary person to person. Doctors always tell patients the typical recovery process but they never make any guarantees and often do respond with "I don't know" and "depends." That part, in relation to Schneider's injury, is where the argument is. You seem to constantly imply that Cory's injury is typical when we have no idea if it is or isn't. Yet you keep harping on how other athletes recovered but neither you or anyone else outside of Cory and his doctors know the full extent of his injury. That fact seems to go way above your head on multiple occasions yet you call me dense. Good lord.
  4. NJDfan1711

    Race To The Bottom II - 2018-19 Edition

    Jesus, you are pretty dense. Thank God you're not a doctor in any hospital. I could just see you delivering news to people. You: "Welp, he's got pretty severe swelling, we're not really sure how long it's gonna be, he'll get better eventually, don't worry." Normal person: "Um, don't you have the most advanced scientific data and tools to help at least give a rough estimate?" You: "Well, yeah, but that stuff isn't important or accurate, so we don't like to use that around here. We just wing it, and hope for the best. It usually works out!" Yeah, people in comas sometimes have vastly undetermined recovery times. But, yes, apparently unbeknownst to you, people with head traumas and brain injuries can, and do, have very predictable recovery times as well. I mean, I don't browse these forums under the assumption that most or anyone of us here are doctors, but I didn't think you had to be one to understand that pretty simple concept. I really didn't think I had to go to these lengths, but you seem like the type of person who needs concrete and demonstrable proof before you actually believe something, so here's just one example that took me literally 2 seconds to find: https://msktc.org/tbi/factsheets/Understanding-TBI/The-Recovery-Process-For-Traumatic-Brain-Injury Scour the internet for 5 minutes and you'll find countless other examples of injuries (yes, even brain-related), that have very predictable and average recovery times. Please do, actually. You'll probably learn something (hopefully).
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  6. DevsMan84

    Race To The Bottom II - 2018-19 Edition

    lol what?! There have been countless times where doctors literally tell patients and their families "I don't know" in regards to prognosis of severe injuries. I can imagine you going to a hospital where family members of those in comas for extended periods of time and have no clue when they will wake up and telling those people "well they should have woken up by now according to the averages." Please do that as I would like to see the reactions you would get.
  7. eaglejelly

    2018 NFL Season

    you may be right about people caring less if the Chiefs had won, but it annoys me that the league recognized that it was unfair to not let both teams have at least 1 possession, but implemented a half Ass fix. That was karma for "Bountygate"
  8. NJDfan1711

    Race To The Bottom II - 2018-19 Edition

    To your first point - I've seen several games that Cory has started post-injury live and in person, both this season, and last. Yes, he is slower, but it's not just that. He's off on angles, he's terrible playing the puck (even worse than he was initially), etc. And to say that a guy who suddenly moves slower is absolutely due to an injury is an insult to every goalie out there right now who still moves quickly. You can't look at a guy whose play has declined and just go "Oh, he let in 7 goals tonight, yup, he must be injured. There's no other way to explain it". That's just horrendously absurd on so many levels. To your point "what else could it be?" I dunno, old age?...a general decline in skills?... MENTAL RETARDATION? I mean c'mon man. To your second point, you're right, we don't know exactly what happened, but basing an opinion on average recovery times does make sense. Yes, every injury is different, but there's a reason why initial timetables are given. No doctor is going to say "Yes, you will absolutely be healed by this date X/Y/ZZ", but there's enough evidence through the history of time since doctors have been in existence where they can reasonably (and, usually accurately) suggest a timeframe for recovery. It can be done even with the most advanced and severe injures related to the brain, and it can absolutely be done with hip injuries.
  9. Colorado Rockies 1976

    Devils 2018-2019 news and notes thread

    I was 16...that one's a kinda-sorta for me, as far as remembering the details at the time...obviously remember the hellish weather and bits and pieces about the game on ice. Unfortunately those Devils teams would get off to respectable starts, only to crumble completely as the season went on...the 1986-87 Devils started 16-14-2 and went 13-31-4 the rest of the way (they'd started 12-13-1 and then went 17-36-2 the previous season)...one thing I do remember about that game was being hopeful that the Devils might be stabilizing their season with that win (they were trying to recover from having won just 2 of their previous 15 games)...but ultimately they couldn't. 1987-88 was headed (very maddeningly) the same way, with another solid start followed by a long malaise (15-9-4, then 13-25-1, before pulling it together with Burke's arrival)...fortunately they DID turn that one around, though it took that miracle run to do it.
  10. mfitz804

    Devils 2018-2019 news and notes thread

    And, may I add, that’s a perfect excuse to get a new pair of shoes.
  11. mfitz804

    2018-19 Around the League Thread

    It absolutely was. But then idiots read it on the internet and start arguing it as fact. Happens all the time.
  12. mfitz804

    Race To The Bottom II - 2018-19 Edition

    Regarding the first paragraph, if you watch hockey you can see with your own eyes that Cory doesn’t move like he used to. If it’s not the injury, what is it? The guy is a totally different player, you can’t look at stats to determine that. Watch a game and watch the guy play, you’ll see it. Regarding the second, you have no idea what the extent of Cory’s injury was, how it affected him, or where he is in the rehab process. To base your opinion on “average” recovery times for an injury makes no sense, as every injury is different in location, degree, and obviously, recovery time. It’s whiy one guy misses 3 months with a meniscus tear and Taylor Hall missed 8 games.
  13. Devil Dan 56

    2018-19 Around the League Thread

    I'm pretty sure this was done tongue in cheek.
  14. mfitz804

    2018-19 Around the League Thread

    These things annoy me because you can do it with any player that was ever traded and it means nothing. Ones that bother me from our own team are “we traded Tom Kurvers for Niedermayer”, which of course isn’t true, we got a draft pick, Toronto sh!t the bed but not enough to get us the #1 overall, and we drafted Niedermayer. Not the same. Even worse were the arguments that we traded Alex Kerfoot for Will Butcher. There’s no way to argue that with any credibility.
  15. Colorado Rockies 1976

    2018 NFL Season

    I think at this point, just take away the sudden death aspect, and let them play out the OT until the clock reads 0:00. The way the NE/KC game was going in the 4th quarter, it seemed like whoever won the toss was almost guaranteed to win the game. Sure, it's great for me and other NE fans that the coin toss went my way, but it would've been better for everyone else if NE and KC kept trading possessions for a while longer. But there's a part of me that thinks it's the fact that the hated-in-many-circles Pats won the toss and the game that some people are bitching about the current rules. I don't believe that there would have been as much of that if Mahomes & Co had won the toss and then the game. I do feel that the NFL has bigger fish to fry...starting with trying to improve the all-over-the-place officiating. These guys get in the way of too many games, to the point where there's conspiracy theorists who are truly convinced that certain games are manipulated, if not borderline fixed. I really feel for the Saints...I know that some will say "Well sh!t happens" and that there's always questionable calls in just about every sport, but man that was just brutal for the Saints. It's really hard to imagine a scenario that the Saints aren't going to the SB if that PI call is made.
  16. MadDog2020

    Devils 2018-2019 news and notes thread

  17. NJDfan1711

    Race To The Bottom II - 2018-19 Edition

    I'm not discrediting that he has a hip injury at all. It's not like I'm implying that the guy is faking it. What I discredit, to a degree, is how much the injury is related to his level of suckage right now. I really think people underestimate how hard it is to do what Cory has done, injury or not. He has lost 15+ regular season games in a row, and posted a wonderful .850 save percentage as a starting goalie making 6 million dollars a year. It's one thing for a backup to do that, if any of them have, but a starter? It's virtually unheard of. What I also discredit is the fact that it seems to have taken him a longer than average time to recover from said injury. I find it hard to believe that Luongo would say that Cory still has time to go, when Luongo himself recovered from the injury in less time lol. Doesn't quite make sense, but hey, whatever, I really don't care.
  18. eaglejelly

    2018 NFL Season

    They should just let every team get a possession, independently if the other team scores a TD or not
  19. Chimaira_Devil_#9

    2018-19 Prospects Thread

    Am I correct in thinking he got rushed back? I think I read an article about one of the Junior coaches saying no one expected him to be back for the WJC but he made it. If so, yeah terrible move.
  20. DevsMan84

    Race To The Bottom II - 2018-19 Edition

    He's been trying to discredit it for weeks. Only God knows why.
  21. Aznjsn

    Devils 2018-2019 news and notes thread

    Looking forward to movement on this team, but Schneider and Kinkaid is like having gum stuck to one shoe and sh!t on the other. Both really suck, but one is just harder to get rid of than the other.
  22. Colorado Rockies 1976

    2019 New York Mets Season Thread

    As much as I think this offseason can be described as iffy overall to this point, Grandal would have made it borderline disastrous as far as I'm concerned. Ramos + Lowrie is much better than just Grandal (who would've been here for four years no less...we would've been screaming "ALBATROSS!" by next season). Grandal is the one I think that's going to come to regret turning down that offer big-time...BVW was the only one dumb enough to make an offer like that. The low-BA guys are a bit scary once they start declining...and since becoming a full-timer five seasons ago, Grandal's a .236 hitter. Like I've said, I've had more than enough of Sandy's "HRs at the cost of everything else" mantra. The fact that BVW was willing to offer that much to Grandal (apparently his age wasn't even a factor) really makes me wonder what the hell he possibly could've been thinking. ---------------------- On another note, it's obvious that some Met fans are so starved for moves (or anything remotely resembling creative ones, since we saw so little of that with Sandy, especially once he checked out mentally) that they're convinced BVW is doing a great job (two of my very good friends are absolutely thrilled with him so far). I don't know how anyone can give BVW anything more than mixed reviews so far, really...the Cano deal has serious disaster potential written all over it (even though it did exorcise the Mets of Bruce and Swarzak). I'm good with the Ramos and Lowrie moves, especially since they're both reasonable short-term deals (even if Lowrie makes the IF situation a bit more complicated). Familia I'm meh on...feels like maybe it should've been over for him here, and three years seems like a lot for him. Most of the other moves just seem like a bunch of dollar store pickups that probably won't amount to much.
  23. Devil Dan 56

    2018-19 Around the League Thread

    Edmonton fans are fun
  24. mfitz804

    Devils 2018-2019 news and notes thread

    Definitely, but the boldeed part assumes they will make roster moves. I hope they do, but I’m not expecting anything exciting. Couple guys on expiring deals going out, couple picks coming in, and watching AHL forwards make up at least half of our 12 forwards every night.
  25. Devilsfan118

    Devils 2018-2019 news and notes thread

    With the trade deadline less than a month away, I'm honestly more interested in the roster moves the Devils will do than any actual games on the schedule in the coming weeks. I sure hope Shero manages to sell off some pieces.
  26. Devilsfan118

    2018-19 Around the League Thread

    I just do not understand how this fvcker still has a job..
  27. mfitz804

    2018-19 Around the League Thread

    I’m not sure we have a spot for him, unless Boyle does in fact get moved at the deadline.
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