Special article, just for 5 4 Fighting!
An education in the Minnesota Wild
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I could prolly give you an education on another NHL team that played out of the Met Center in Bloomington, L'Etoile du Nord.... as they were my favorite team growing up...with names like Cesare Maniago, Lorne "Gump" Worsley, JP Parise, Danny Grant, Lou Nanne, Dennis Hextall, Ted Harris and fittingly to the topic of the thread Bill Masterton who is the only hockey player to ever die during a game due to a severe concussion when his head hit the ice....
The 67' expansion draft...those were the days.
Bill "Goldy" Goldsworthy.
Doin' the Goldy Shuffle!
Probably no surprise to you that he was originally from Calgary, Alberta, Canada eh.
Last edited by 5 4 Fighting; 12-08-2011 at 03:39 PM.
Not a concussion, but MN high school hockey legend (and former Minnesota North Star) Henry Boucha had his career ended from a butt end of a stick being jabbed in his eye by Boston thug Dave Forbes. One of the dirtiest use of a stick ever!
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Was at an Atom AAA boys hockey game last night. One kid knocks another kid into next week. The kid gets up after 5 minutes, then wobbles as he is assisted to the bench. The hitter gets 5 and a game. Lo and behold, the hittee returns to the ice without missing a shift. I should also mention that there were 6 minutes left in the game with his team down 5 zip. Final score 7 zip. What was this coach thinking? Just thought I'd post this, as I thought it odd that this could possibly happen with the media frenzy and all.
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Here's CBC's latest installment on the topic with some extremely interesting stats and comments that follow.
Who's the guy who got fined $.5M+...is that the guy who hit Crosby back in Jan/11?...I forget which team Pittsburgh was playing when Crosby got laid out.
These stats make it glaringly obvious that this is a gigantic problem...and even that's an understatement.
And then there's this...different sport anyone?
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Mark Messier - http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/range...tGOIdir0lqjZ6H
A question about redshirting with a concussion.
The situation is a players gets a concussion in November after playing three NCAA D3 games. This concussion causes the player to struggle in school because she can't go to class without getting headaches and she can't concentrate. Her GPA drops from a 2.7 the previous year to a 1.6. The concussion was likely the cause of the drop in GPA. It is her senior year. She didn't make grades so she is unable to play the second half of the season. Is she able to redshirt?
Did anybody watch the special on CNN last night?
The program hilighted football but the situation is big in hockey as well.
Last summer we lost two NHL players to suicide, some say it was because of the head trauma.
I know six or seven players who have issues concerning concussions.
I thought USA Hockey was getting tough on mouthgards but they have backed down on that issue also. Refs don't seem to call "No Mouthgard" anymore.
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