|"If I turn this way, it's okay.."|
While Gagne has certainly had his injury troubles, a “stiff neck” isn’t exactly a common hockey injury, so of course, I sent out the troops to see what’s going on. While no definitive answer was come up with, my guys were able to put together a list of the possible causes of Gagne’s neck stiffness:
- The result of a devious plan by Down Goes Spezza in order to get some sort of retribution on Steve Yzerman.
- Figured “what the hell? I’ve been out with every other possible injury."
- On-going crick in his neck after a full year of ducking elbows at practice last season.
- Wear and tear of constantly shaking his head at fan behavior after having spent 10 seasons in Philadelphia.
- Still feeling the weight of carrying the Flyers back from 3-0 in last year’s playoffs.
- Injured the neck looking up and rolling his eyes after constantly having to explain to naive Florida natives: “It’s not Simon! it’s See-moan!”
- Lingering effects of demanding team physicians asking “how many fingers am I holding up?” and “okay, now follow the light, Simon.”
- Strained several muscles in the neck joining all of Lightning nation in laughing hysterically when it was announced that Matt Walker would be out for 10 to 12 weeks.
- After starting the season -8, has developed substantial fatigue after whipping his head around to see the puck in his own net on every shift.