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by Alanah McGinley on 04/19/07 at 04:59 PM ET
From Bruce Dowbiggin at the Calgary Herald,
Vladimir Putin would be impressed with the media manipulation that goes on around an NHL team at playoff time. Reporters seeking the health status of key players are given the Alexander Litvinenko treatment: take two radioactive isotopes and call me in the morning. IF you can call me in the morning.
In the finest Kremlin tradition, details of Dion Phaneuf’s apparent concussion and Rhett Warrener’s busted face in Game 3 were as elusive Wednesday as the ruble count in Mr. Putin’s bank account. “They’re fine,” said coach Jim Playfair. “A little big uglier . . . but fine.”
Disguising the ailments of players is a post-season tradition that ranks with Champagne in the Stanley Cup.
continued… (*including more info on head injuries)
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