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Charlie Coyle finished the playoffs with two separated shoulders

May 14, 2014, 3:54 PM EDT

Charlie Coyle, Marian Hossa AP

Until Minnesota was eliminated last night, Wild forward Charlie Coyle was playing with two separated shoulders, according to a report in the StarTribune.

Yep, both shoulders. The left and the right.

Which probably hurt.

“It was very noticeable to me in Chicago that he was playing hurt in Game 5,” wrote reporter Michael Russo, “and last night, it was very apparent he was having trouble catching passes and stick-handling.”

Coyle, 22, had an impressive postseason overall, scoring three times with four assists in 13 games. He also registered 31 hits, the third most among Wild forwards.

Oh, and he also took a Ryan Suter shot in the face that made him look kinda terrifying.

  1. patthehockeyfan - May 14, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    Caption: “And humans only have two shoulders”

    And, two legs, two eyes, two arms, a couple of ears, etc., etc., etc.

    Sorry, Jason. I’m a word-nazi with people who make their living with words.

    “And humans have only two shoulders”

    • prideonice - May 14, 2014 at 4:20 PM

      And luckily for you, humans have only two thumbs.

      • patthehockeyfan - May 15, 2014 at 6:21 PM

        Touché! Well done!

    • arrow43050 - May 14, 2014 at 9:29 PM

      OK word nazi. The first use, “And humans only have two shoulders,” (notice the punctuation inside the quotes rather than outside) is perfectly acceptable when what the writer (notice I didn’t use the indefinite you) is trying to stress is what the humans have rather than to point out the number of shoulders. If this person were (notice the correct use of the Subjunctive mood here) some sort of freak and most other humans have three or more shoulders, or if the writer was comparing Charlie Coyle to some other species that had more than two shoulders, then your statement of “And humans have only two shoulders” would be correct.

      • patthehockeyfan - May 15, 2014 at 6:19 PM

        Nice try; but, incorrect.

        The word ‘only’ should be used closest to the word it’s modifying. By using ‘only’ where the writer has used it, “And humans only have two shoulders,” he is stressing that humans ONLY HAVE two shoulders. That’s all they have. They have nothing else but two shoulders.

        In the first context you provide, “stress what humans have rather than to point out the number of shoulders,” one would neither need nor use the word ‘only.’

        In the second context, you write: “… or if the writer was comparing Charlie Coyle to some other species that had more than two shoulders … .” Isn’t the subjunctive mood “were comparing” preferable?

        Readers should not be tasked with trying to understand “what the writer is trying to stress.” It’s incumbent upon the writer to be clear.

        I fully expected to receive many more thumbs down than up when I posted my comment. That my comment received 4 thumbs up surprises me. The ups are important to me, though. I’ve been editing copy for longer than I care to remember. I’ve witnessed the disintegration of the use of proper English for a long time; yet, I’ll continue to foolishly, and, perhaps hopelessly, fight to maintain its proper use (thumbs down and all).

        Finally, including numerous parenthetical remarks serves to cloud the point; muddying the water, so to speak.

        It’s ONLY rock ‘n’ roll (But, I like it!).

  2. strictlythedanks - May 14, 2014 at 4:01 PM

    Coyles one tough customer. He did seem less effective the last few games catching passes and getting shots off quickly. I love the grit he and El Nino play with, they are studs just like Granny, Brodin, Spurgeon, Haula, Fontaine…….the future looks bright for the Wild

    • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 14, 2014 at 6:41 PM

      “the future looks bright for the Wild”

      said every Wild fan after every failed season for decades …

      I guess if silver linings is all you’ll ever have …

      Have a wonderful summer.

      Go Vikings!

      • slickvb82 - May 14, 2014 at 6:59 PM

        Go away douchebag, if you haven’t realized yet absolutely no one on here cares what you have to say. I’m off to make my tee time….and I’m ok with it!

        GO WILD 2014-15!!

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 14, 2014 at 7:14 PM

        Aww Slick, don’t be mad at me because what I told about your scrub club turned out to be true after you folks wanted to be d1ckbags and defend Cooke. It was just as true then no matter how much you loved your bubble. I’m just the happy messenger responding to you scumbags. And if you folks didn’t want to be smacked back into reality, you shouldn’t have acted like @sshats to begin with. People who root for loser franchises shouldn’t throw stones and not expect ridicule.

        Hey Slick, just like last year, at least you’ll have plenty of silver linings to count while waiting to play through!


        I’ll give you a hint how your next season will most likely pan out …

      • strictlythedanks - May 14, 2014 at 7:06 PM

        The vikings will beat your measly team, you bitter b1tch! jealousy is not a good look

        Silver lining for you is………oh wait there isn’t one! you’ll continue your sad and pathetic life of a troll, having nightmares of matt cooke.

        You’ve got a lot of studying to do on the great game of hockey and thankfully you can use your bummer of a summer to learn a thing or two and not come accross as a bitter ignorant pu55y 24/7.

        If you cant take the heat, stay out the kitchen boy.

      • strictlythedanks - May 14, 2014 at 7:12 PM

        Don’t let the door hit you on the way out blood

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 14, 2014 at 7:17 PM

        The Vikings? LOL

        Their only accomplishment is they’re possibly a bigger joke of a franchise than the Wild.

        That’s hard to do.

      • lordfletcher - May 14, 2014 at 7:25 PM

        You two need to exchange numbers and get this pissing match over with.

        Bummer NBC allows this garb to continue

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 14, 2014 at 7:33 PM

        Next time try acting like a decent human being when a player is injured by someone who has a history of intentionally injuring other players and maybe they won’t enjoy it when the crow is shoved down your throat. You brought it on yourself. You can’t deal with the ridicule, that’s your problem.

      • strictlythedanks - May 14, 2014 at 7:33 PM

        It is a bummer that nbc hasnt banned this good for nothing troll yes, but as I’ve told the troll earlier: If you want to throw down fisticuffs, fine. I’ve got Jack Johnson and Tom O’Leary waiting for ya, right here.

      • lordfletcher - May 14, 2014 at 8:36 PM

        Not that I care but you clearly have me mistaken for someone else. Never have I said that I was okay with the Cooke hit … Or anything of that nature.

        Gawl Sharon.

      • lordfletcher - May 14, 2014 at 8:40 PM

        To want to fight someone over online banter is crazy talk. Captain dippy doo doesn’t even mean half the crap he spits out… Its just to get you going and keep up with his charming persona.

        If you listen to kfan ever, he’s pulling a common and trying to get Rosie going….

        At the end of the day, nothing said here should impact anyones life.

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 14, 2014 at 8:56 PM

        Your tears taste salty. Go work on your golf game.

      • strictlythedanks - May 14, 2014 at 9:36 PM

        Lord fletcher: I’m not sure if you’re referring to me talking about wanting to fight someone, but if so the anchorman reference went over your head.

      • idonthavetheblo0dyoucrave - May 15, 2014 at 12:11 AM

        I’m sorry all, I admit I’m the king of all douches. My mom didn’t hug me enough so I have the urge to be an internet tough guy, and berate people I will never meet!

        Please don’t waste your time reading any of my future posts.

      • lordfletcher - May 15, 2014 at 12:33 AM

        I know its Ron Burgundy but I couldn’t tell if you were being serious.

        Cheers everyone

      • strictlythedanks - May 15, 2014 at 2:10 AM

        fair enough lord, it is the internet after all, just ruffling the trolls feathers is all

    • idonthavetheblo0dyoucrave - May 15, 2014 at 12:20 AM

      Notice how I really only have one line and it’s “go work on your golf game”

  3. guitarisgood4u - May 14, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Absolute warrior.

  4. guitarisgood4u - May 14, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    I do have to wonder if since Charlie was definitely not even close to 100%, would he be as effective as a Bulmer, Bussieres, or Gabriel? I don’t know how each of them played this year down in Iowa, but I gotta wonder if the Wild would’ve been better off letting charlie heal up a bit and letting one of the other kids have a crack at it.
    In the end, the Wild lost and it certainly wasn’t because #3 was out there.

  5. muckleflugga - May 14, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    guess who gets to be on top for six weeks or thereabouts

    • jernster21 - May 14, 2014 at 5:43 PM


  6. muckleflugga - May 14, 2014 at 6:09 PM


    always better to be pitching then catching

    tough time closing down the old yellow hammer in your juvey hall days …?

  7. hockeyflow33 - May 14, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    Wow, what a beast.

  8. lbeezyse - May 14, 2014 at 9:05 PM

    Blood, shouldn’t you be working on your golf game as well? You know, since you don’t actually play in the NHL, have anything to do with the playoffs, & probably have a lot of spare time on your hands.

    • idonthavetheblo0dyoucrave - May 15, 2014 at 12:17 AM

      You are right I overcompensate and antagonize because I live in my mom’s basement, and she doesn’t let me out much.

      • clarke16 - May 15, 2014 at 2:41 AM

        This represents progress… Maybe go ahead and douche–and we’ll see if we can get you out into public for maybe an hour on Friday and see how it goes, Sharon…

  9. phxyotes - May 14, 2014 at 10:32 PM

    I wonder if Randy Moss was wearing a thong

    • strictlythedanks - May 15, 2014 at 2:15 AM

      weird thing to wonder….

  10. slysipops - May 15, 2014 at 12:03 PM

    wow ….some of you guys need to get a life….away from the keyboards .

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