Greg Wyshynski

  • Sidney Crosby won’t have surgery on ‘terrible’ wrist injury

    Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy8 days ago

    A week ago, Sidney Crosby was reportedly days away from having arthroscopic surgery on his injured right wrist. 

    It never happened.

    According to the Pittsburgh Penguins, their star captain is going to heal himself through physical therapy and happy thoughts, rather than go under the knife, as GM Jim Rutherford said:

    “After seeking additional medical advice, doctors have decided not to perform surgery on Sidney Crosby’s wrist. Sid will continue treatments and be evaluated regularly while he prepares for training camp in September.”

    Crosby’s injury was labeled “terrible” by a source and no doubt contributed to the putrid one goal in 13 games performance we saw from Crosby in the postseason. (The other factors being Jack Johnson, Brandon Dubinsky, Henrik Lundqvist and a decided lack of Pascal Dupuis.)

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  • Tom Renney the new president of Hockey Canada: Report

    Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy9 days ago

    Detroit Red Wings associate coach Tom Renney is the new president and CEO of Hockey Canada, according to TSN’s Darren Dreger. Which seems like a nice upwardly mobile career move. 

    He replaces Bob Nicholson, who is now the vice-chairman of the Katz Group, putting him at the head of the Edmonton Oilers empire.

    Renney has history with Hockey Canada, coaching the national team from 1992-94, including Canada’s silver medal in the 1992 Lillehammer Games (thanks, Peter Forsberg). Renney has coached in 10 world championship competitions for Canada, capturing three gold medals, three silver medals and two bronze medals. He served as vice president of hockey operations for Hockey Canada in 1998 and ’99, under Nicholson. 

    He’s also credited for a sea-change in the way Canada selected its world junior teams, advising Hockey Canada to end the practice of players dropping into the tournament without attending selection camp.

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