I admire his toughness and commitment, but at what point does the organization simply shut a player down? I mean, if he's out the first six weeks of the season, might he return in better form and make a better contribution later in the season and in the playoffs? A player like Simmonds is going to play until you tell him he can't. Just seems like the organization should have taken notice and said, "Take a rest and come back stronger."
Just to echo the above.
I've never understood why a whole season at 50% is better than 75% of the season at 100%. What is the logic--on the organisation's part--that allows this? It seems self-defeating to me.
On the player's side, I can kind of get it. If the guy is a gamer and is wired in such a way that he simply lives to play and is keenly aware that he only has a finite amount of time to do that (clock is always ticking), then he's going to push to play if he's phy