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(Scribd)   NHL being sued re: concussions. This is not a repeat from November 2013. Difficulty: Cites Gordie Howe's untimely death in 2009, despite being....what's the word....alive   (scribd.com) divider line 31
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2014-04-11 09:07:03 AM  
I'm not dead yet.
 
2014-04-11 09:07:40 AM  
Gordie Howe... the Canadian Abe Vigoda
 
2014-04-11 09:29:16 AM  

Jeep2011: I'm not dead yet.


you'll be dead in a moment, get in the cart.
 
2014-04-11 10:37:54 AM  
I heard he changed his name to Woodrow.
 
2014-04-11 10:45:10 AM  
Even at his age, Gordie could still make the first line for Buffalo or Edmonton.


Probably even the Leafs too.
 
2014-04-11 10:45:37 AM  
I swear I saw his corpse at the alumni game this year. He seemed mostly OK.
 
2014-04-11 11:13:29 AM  
Wasn't an NHL player killed at an old timer's game like back in the 70s?

/in general I think anyone who plays hockey in the 50s must have CTE
 
2014-04-11 11:14:24 AM  
I mean in his 50s. But I guess both work.
 
2014-04-11 11:36:10 AM  

AliceBToklasLives: I mean in his 50s. But I guess both work.


Old school, no helmet era Jets guy who owns the pro shop at my local rink was swapping concussion stories with my sister, told her he's had six concussions. The real figure is probably higher given that he told her something like, "back in my day the trainer was some guy with a grade 2 education, he'd hold up 3 fingers, you'd say 5, he'd tell you "eh, close enough, get back in there.""
 
2014-04-11 01:59:18 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Wasn't an NHL player killed at an old timer's game like back in the 70s?

/in general I think anyone who plays hockey in the 50s must have CTE


2002.   The great Father Les Costello, ex Maple Leaf and Flying Father got hit with a puck in the head, fell, hit his head on the ice (Double whammy!) and died shortly after.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Costello


/I'm nowhere near religious, but his church was less than a block away, and he was one helluva great man.  He even did his sermons in hawaiian shirts and joked the whole way through.
 
2014-04-11 01:59:28 PM  
Also... the Avalanche are leading the Central. Good fortune for the Hawks since they now have a chance to avoid the Avs in the first round, at least.
 
2014-04-11 02:09:27 PM  
From the suit, "in Mystery, Alaska, Academy Award-winning actor Russell Crowe leads a makeshift team of hockey players from an obscure Alaska town in an unlikely and violent hockey game...The very next year, the film Gladiator was released also starring Russell Crowe...[who] won the Best Actor Academy Award for his role...as a bloodied Roman war veteran turned slave, General Maximus Decimus Meridius.
In Gladiator's opening scenes, Russell Crowe leads a Roman platoon in a battle against Nordic warriors. The Nordic warriors open their attack by sending Crowe a Roman soldier's decapitated body on a horse, while holding up the soldier's head. Ice hockey has some of its roots in Nordic tradition."

strrrreeeeetch
 
2014-04-11 02:20:01 PM  

swarrt: From the suit, "in Mystery, Alaska, Academy Award-winning actor Russell Crowe leads a makeshift team of hockey players from an obscure Alaska town in an unlikely and violent hockey game...The very next year, the film Gladiator was released also starring Russell Crowe...[who] won the Best Actor Academy Award for his role...as a bloodied Roman war veteran turned slave, General Maximus Decimus Meridius.
In Gladiator's opening scenes, Russell Crowe leads a Roman platoon in a battle against Nordic warriors. The Nordic warriors open their attack by sending Crowe a Roman soldier's decapitated body on a horse, while holding up the soldier's head. Ice hockey has some of its roots in Nordic tradition."

strrrreeeeetch


OK, that just confirms that the lawyers for this don't even really consider this a good case, and just made the most ludicrous brief possible.
 
2014-04-11 02:23:47 PM  
"A goal, an assist and a fight."

Can't believe they mentioned this in there, and then didn't credit it as a "Gordie Howe Hat Trick", considering he's dead.
 
2014-04-11 04:19:29 PM  
Here's an idea:

Howabout manufacturers remove all hard padding above the waste with the exception of the helmet. Replace those lethal plastic pads on the ends of shoulders and elbows with soft, squishy fibers. It won't eliminate concussions entirely, but I think it helps when you get blindsided by a guy who feels like a pillow rather than a freight truck.
 
2014-04-11 04:22:01 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: Also... the Avalanche are leading the Central. Good fortune for the Hawks since they now have a chance to avoid the Avs in the first round, at least.


As a Blues fan: you're welcome.

Farking Minnesota Wild went headhunting last night and used a nobody player to knock TJ Oshie's skull in. Dude is probably concussed out for the rest of the season now.
 
2014-04-11 04:39:19 PM  
Maybe they confused Gordie Howe with Wade Belak.
 
Al!
2014-04-11 05:16:14 PM  
I've never heard of Robin Reghr.  It sounds like I should have, based on his 1000+ games etc.  Oh, Robyn Regehr!  Good job, guys!  Misspelling his name several times in the brief but spelling it correctly in the citations.
 
2014-04-11 05:32:25 PM  
Yeah, it was Gordie's wife Colleen who died of Pick's Disease - are they implying she spent years playing hockey without a helmet?

Oh, right - actually there's no evidence that Pick's is caused by head trauma, and it's possibly genetic in origin.
 
2014-04-11 05:55:01 PM  

mjohnson71: Farking Minnesota Wild went headhunting last night and used a nobody player to knock TJ Oshie's skull in. Dude is probably concussed out for the rest of the season now.


Rupp got banned for 4 games (3 of which will be playoff games). That was a farking dirty hit. Despite him having no history, he should've gotten more.
 
2014-04-11 05:56:09 PM  

mjohnson71: Ow! That was my feelings!: Also... the Avalanche are leading the Central. Good fortune for the Hawks since they now have a chance to avoid the Avs in the first round, at least.

As a Blues fan: you're welcome.

Farking Minnesota Wild went headhunting last night and used a nobody player to knock TJ Oshie's skull in. Dude is probably concussed out for the rest of the season now.


Funny how the suit hit the week we lost the Shanaban and we saw several horrible, dirty headshots like the one on Oshie.

I wasn't watching the game and refuse to see the hit because I'd probably vomit. I love a good, clean crunching check, but deliberate injuries are despicable. As Boomer from NHL radio said, hurting opponents is a part of the game. Causing long-term injuries on purpose should not be.

As long as Toews & Kane and Oshie & Backes are out the first round, I'd love a Hawks/Blues matchup. Thanks, Avs (who I've been following since the day Roy arrived and I kind of like).
 
2014-04-11 06:28:30 PM  

swarrt: From the suit, "in Mystery, Alaska, Academy Award-winning actor Russell Crowe leads a makeshift team of hockey players from an obscure Alaska town in an unlikely and violent hockey game...The very next year, the film Gladiator was released also starring Russell Crowe...[who] won the Best Actor Academy Award for his role...as a bloodied Roman war veteran turned slave, General Maximus Decimus Meridius.
In Gladiator's opening scenes, Russell Crowe leads a Roman platoon in a battle against Nordic warriors. The Nordic warriors open their attack by sending Crowe a Roman soldier's decapitated body on a horse, while holding up the soldier's head. Ice hockey has some of its roots in Nordic tradition."

strrrreeeeetch


Are you SURE the lawyers aren't concussed too? That was positively retarded in every sense of the word.
 
2014-04-11 08:46:00 PM  
I refuse to believe this is legit. The Howe mix-up, the Regehr misspelling, the (mistaken) reference to a movie in order to make a non-point about fictional Nordic Germanic savagery....it just reads like a bad troll.
 
2014-04-11 08:52:19 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: Also... the Avalanche are leading the Central. Good fortune for the Hawks since they now have a chance to avoid the Avs in the first round, at least.


It's a good thing, as an Avs fan, to hear people saying they want to avoid the Avalanche again. Ah, we have returned.

And for the Corsi freaks: suck it.
 
Al!
2014-04-11 09:30:13 PM  

swahnhennessy: I refuse to believe this is legit. The Howe mix-up, the Regehr misspelling, the (mistaken) reference to a movie in order to make a non-point about fictional Nordic Germanic savagery....it just reads like a bad troll.


Not to mention some of the Plaintiffs were antagonists in the behavior the suit is outlining against the NHL.  IIRC, that Regehr incident was entirely instigated by the "aggrieved" party, yet, FTFA:

"Meanwhile, LaCouture was, has been and will continue to be damaged as a result of the NHL's misconduct further described herein"

How is the NHL responsible for a numb-skulled instigator getting the beat-down when he picks a fight?  Regehr's a tough blue-liner, but that's it.  I've seen him play for years, not just during his time with my hometown Sabres.  I don't recall Regehr EVER insitgating trouble.  Also, LaCouture went on to play at the professional level for 7 more seasons, retiring for good in 2011.  I can't take a whole lot from a guy telling me his life changed for the worse in 2004 because of hockey, yet he continued to play hockey until 2011.
 
2014-04-11 11:20:55 PM  

pregerstheHobo: Ow! That was my feelings!: Also... the Avalanche are leading the Central. Good fortune for the Hawks since they now have a chance to avoid the Avs in the first round, at least.

It's a good thing, as an Avs fan, to hear people saying they want to avoid the Avalanche again. Ah, we have returned.

And for the Corsi freaks: suck it.


They haven't, but enjoy it while it lasts (which it won't)

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/colorado-avalanche-s-su cc ess-is-unsustainable--trending-topics-205937984.html
 
2014-04-11 11:57:07 PM  

Ishkur: Here's an idea:

Howabout manufacturers remove all hard padding above the waste with the exception of the helmet. Replace those lethal plastic pads on the ends of shoulders and elbows with soft, squishy fibers. It won't eliminate concussions entirely, but I think it helps when you get blindsided by a guy who feels like a pillow rather than a freight truck.


I agree with you. I remember when (oh, there's a puppy) I started playing hockey, that everything was nice and cushy.

Then Flak pads became popular. Next thing ya know, every single part of the equipment selection was based upon what would survive an ICBM attack.

My first helmet made me look cool in my middle school sports pictures. By Junior year in HS, it looked like I was riding the short-bus to Looney land.
 
2014-04-12 12:30:29 AM  
And with 2 nights to go in the season, we already know the 16 playoff teams. Hell, if they had set up the playoffs the way they should have (and to be fair, the way Bettman was pushing for) and go with the top 4 in each division; we'd already have known the playoff teams by the end of the day Wednesday.
 
2014-04-12 03:29:12 AM  

desertgeek: And with 2 nights to go in the season, we already know the 16 playoff teams. Hell, if they had set up the playoffs the way they should have (and to be fair, the way Bettman was pushing for) and go with the top 4 in each division; we'd already have known the playoff teams by the end of the day Wednesday.


Sorry you guys couldn't pull it off, but us Stars fans needed it more than you guys. The last 5 years have been brutal, basically missing the playoffs the same way you guys did this year.
 
2014-04-12 05:45:04 AM  

ElwoodCuse: They haven't, but enjoy it while it lasts (which it won't)

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/colorado-avalanche-s-su cc ess-is-unsustainable--trending-topics-205937984.html


People have been saying the Avs' success was unsustainable since 10 games into the season. Here we are at 81 and they have a shot at taking the conference. I don't see how they'll suddenly fall back to earth in the space of 5-6 games when they've had all this time to do otherwise.

Which isn't to say they're a lock for the Cup or any of that. Chicago is always tough in the playoffs, and no team wants to face Dallas right now. But if you're looking for Corsi justice, the post-season is not the place to start. Riding a hot goalie and some luck goes a long ways this time of year.

But, yes. The Avs have had some good fortune this season and Varlamov has been lights out. It happens. But it's not as if the team is done with its process of rebuilding. Everyone knows they need to solidify their defense. They've got a lot of youth that can mature. I doubt they'll be standing still waiting for this year to repeat itself.
 
2014-04-12 01:21:48 PM  

TheJoe03: desertgeek: And with 2 nights to go in the season, we already know the 16 playoff teams. Hell, if they had set up the playoffs the way they should have (and to be fair, the way Bettman was pushing for) and go with the top 4 in each division; we'd already have known the playoff teams by the end of the day Wednesday.

Sorry you guys couldn't pull it off, but us Stars fans needed it more than you guys. The last 5 years have been brutal, basically missing the playoffs the same way you guys did this year.


Both franchises needed it for different reasons. Fact is that we didn't deserve to be there and Dallas did. Congrats to your team and the fans.

As for the Coyotes, I hope the players know that they have no one to blame but themselves for this.
 
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