Tuesday, May 06, 2008

 

San Pisani joins the Oilogosphere

"I went from lifting a lot of weights – bench-pressing 230 pounds – to just using the bar (45 pounds)."


I doubt this is a permanent gig (if so, call us, we have space!), but Pisani has an interesting post up on The Hockey News concerning his battle with ulcerative colitis. It's a bit odd to say Pisani deserves to win the Masterton Trophy this season--I'm sure he and many others nominees, like Jason Blake, would have preferred not going through the illness and/or adversity--but it really should go to him. To come back and score 13 goals four months after losing 40 pounds and being unable to walk up a flight a stairs is...well, it's damn impressive. And inspirational. In 2008, Fernando Pisani "best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey." And for that he deserves to be recognized.

Comments:

I think that Pisani's writing style might be a little dry to keep up Battle of Alberta's current hosts, but on the other hand he has a clear lead in "shining holy lights and songs of angels that ring through the air whenever one of his posts comes up". I call it a dead heat.
 


You beat me to sponsoring San Fernando on Hockey-reference.com
 


Masterton finalist. Niiiice!

At least he and Lowetide are still writing something Oilers related.
 


At least he and Lowetide are still writing something Oilers related.

Thanks. Appreciate it.
 

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