Luke DeCock has a piece today chronicling Erik Cole's experience in the aftermath of the Orpik affair. These closing lines from Erik say it all:
"Three games for him are like a holiday, three games without going out there and getting his lunch handed to him by the other teams in the league. Sounds like a pretty good tradeoff to me."
Pretty clear from the article that Colesy doesn't think it was intentional. Also pretty clear from this closing excerpt what he thinks about Brooks Orpik's mad hockey skills.
I remember a blog entry from occasional blogger, John Forslund, where he talked about how rough it was for the long-term rehabbing player to stay positive and feel part of the team. Right now, it looks like Erik is gonna stay upbeat and engaged.
I know you all in the letsgocanes.com network will find ways to pump our boy up and remind him how much we are pulling for him when you see him around the RBC and Rec Zone. I hope the rest of you buy more #26 jerseys and wear them around town and to games. Hell, put on a neck brace whenever you wear your Colesy jersey. Make it part of your routine thru the remainder of the season.