It’s been well-documented this season of how absurd the rash of the injuries the Penguins have been facing. Between Sidney Crosby being out with a sports hernia, Brian Dumoulin recently having a lacerated tendon repaired, or anyone else being out for any specific period of time, it’s a big problem.
It’s also been well-documented that PPG Paints Arena was built on the ground where a hospital sat.
Is this the source of our injury woes? Maybe it's not the church after all. I forgot what stood on PPG Paints arena before it was there. Friggin St. Francis hospital!!!!https://t.co/Uhcj5LzhDd— Jesse Marshall (@jmarshfof) December 2, 2019
Is that a bad omen? It’s sure possible!
Center ice today is right smack in the middle of the asylum ward from the original hospital. pic.twitter.com/yCnz88DoO1— Jesse Marshall (@jmarshfof) December 2, 2019
So how does one go about overcoming such a bad omen of building a monstrosity of a sports venue on top of an old hospital grounds?
Today’s mail:— Andi Perelman (@AndiPerelman) December 3, 2019
2. Note: “Y’all seem to be having problems with injuries lately. If this happens to accidentally catch fire, smolder, and someone were to go on a walk around the arena to exorcise some evil spirits, it would all be coincidental, yes?”
Anyone have a match? pic.twitter.com/akRVBhoGOK
First of all, I love the forward thinking here and being so proactive as to send this to the Penguins social media team. Second of all, it’s not a bad idea!
And what did you do on your lunch break today? pic.twitter.com/DiN9wu8Kwl— Andi Perelman (@AndiPerelman) December 4, 2019
Now to be determined in the near or not so near future is whether or not this exorcism tilts the arrow back in the Penguins favor when it comes to injuries. If things seem to work out, I believe Edible Arrangements will be next in line to be sent to the Penguins social media team.