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Former NHL Player Dan Maloney Has Passed Away

He was 68 years of age.


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Video- Paul Bissonnette Shows Jalen Ramsey Some Hockey

via the YouTube page of the NHL,

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey receives an up-close experience to NHL action as Paul Bissonnette shows him some VIP treatment for the Nashville Predators' game against the Boston Bruins in Episode 1 of NHL First Timer.


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Golfer Bryson DeChambeau Suffers A ‘Hockey’ Injury

from Brentley Romine of GolfWeek,

Notice the bandage on Bryson DeChambeau’s hand Sunday at TPC Summerlin? Turns out, DeChambeau injured his right hand on Saturday night while trying to pump up the crowd at an NHL game in Las Vegas.

DeChambeau was a special guest of the Las Vegas Golden Knights and was asked to “ring the siren” before the start of the third quarter. While cranking the air horn, DeChambeau said Sunday that he “ripped part of my hand off.”

“I’m like, ‘Wow, I’m really in some doo-doo; not in a good place,’” DeChambeau said.


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Mike Keenan Is Battling Prostate Cancer

from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,

Mike Keenan's fearlessness comes through as clear as the stern directions he used to give his players.

"So far, so good," the 68-year-old former NHL coach said at the start of a phone interview Wednesday.

Keenan has prostate cancer. The coach who led the New York Rangers to the 1994 Stanley Cup championship and won 672 NHL games, ninth all-time, was diagnosed in May and on Sept. 18 had a procedure called prostate brachytherapy, an implantation of seeds into the prostate that slowly dissolve, releasing radiation to kill the cancer cells.

He said he could have opted for a prostatectomy, the surgical removal of the prostate, or regular rounds of daily radiation treatments, but doctors at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, where he was treated, told him his cancer made him a candidate for the brachytherapy, a one-day treatment that uses needles to implant the seeds.

He's scheduled to have a checkup early next month to determine if any of the seeds dislodged from the prostate and if the cancer has spread.

"It's a positive prognosis because they caught it early and it wasn't extreme cancer," Keenan said. "It was moderate, and you can have less moderate or more extreme. For example, the procedure I did have, not everyone qualifies for it. If you're more advanced or you have a more extreme diagnosis than I had, most likely you have to have surgery to remove your prostate."


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Morning Line- Joe Murphy

“The people here are so kind and they love hockey and I love to talk about hockey, here’s the truth. I’m sleeping on the ground right here and I’m worried about my health. I am soaking wet and cold all of the time. I have a headache. My head is pounding. I need a place to stay. I’m disappointed that no one from hockey has been in touch with me but I’m not mad at the alumni. I don’t need money. I know I wouldn’t spend it properly. But I need help. I’m also just a little disappointed with my life. I’ve made some bad choices.”

-former NHL player Joe Murphy.  Rick Westhead of TSN has more.

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Morning Line- David Booth


More tweets on this topic in Booth's timeline.

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A Defensive Back In The NFL Feels He Could Play In The NHL In 6 Months, Doesn’t Know How To Skate

viaCody Benjamin of CBS Sports,

If you haven't figured out by now that Jalen Ramsey likes to talk, well, you haven't been keeping up with the NFL this summer.

Not long after drawing a brief suspension for going after the media on Twitter, the Jacksonville Jaguars' outspoken cornerback decided to give a no-holds-barred rundown of NFL quarterbacks, several of which he deemed "trash." Now, in a sitdown with Mina Kimes for ESPN The Magazine, Ramsey has unfiltered himself yet again, calling out Danny Amendola and Rob Gronkowski among others.

His latest sentiments make it clear that he doesn't lack confidence in himself, but one particular remark, buried beneath the talk of fellow NFL players, makes it doubly apparent.

The remark where he suggests he could play another professional sport if he really wanted to.

"He's never tried skating," Kimes writes, "but if he trained for six months, he says, he could probably crack the NHL."

The National Hockey League! That's a bold claim for someone who admits to never setting foot on the ice before, but Kimes insists that Ramsey isn't exaggerating.

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All Kurtis Foster And Rob Wilson

from Alex Scantlebury of Grandstand Central,

Kurtis Foster and Rob Wilson both find themselves working the bench as head coaches in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) now that their playing careers have come to an end. Foster is heading into his inaugural season as the bench boss for the Kingston Frontenacs, and Wilson is about to start his first season as the head coach of the Peterborough Petes, the team that he played with as a teenager.

I wanted to know how this recent spotlight on mental health has changed the dynamics of leading a team, how they plan to adjust and how their professional careers have prepared them for the unique challenges each will face when dealing with their players as individuals and as a team....

GSC — Do think that old-school coaching mentality of “toughen up and play” will ever fully disappear from competitive hockey?

Foster — “That’s a tough question. I feel that there are pros and cons to any kind of coaching style you might have, and I think that we’re in a day and age where concussions and mental health, those sort of things, have changed and evolved the game. We have to really listen to our therapists and our doctors as to what our players’ best interests are at the heart of these decisions we’re trying to make, but at the same time our job is to grow and develop young players in a winning environment. Because if we don’t win we don’t develop, and we don’t have a job.”

Wilson — “It’s not about ‘toughen up and play,’ and it was never just on the coaches. It was also the environment of the players and how they felt they were viewed by their peers or their own parents, their brother or their friend group that they went to high school with. Then they’d go on to play hockey somewhere and that was how they wanted their new organization to view them, and that had a lot to do with the situation. It wasn’t just the coaches that players were worried about what they were thinking. When I look back now, you realize all of the coaches, whether you liked them or not, were just humans too. It was a different time, and it wasn’t just on the coaches. How the players felt around their teammates and peers added just as much pressure as the coaches.”


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Finding Joe Murphy

via TSN,

He was a first overall pick in the 1986 NHL Draft. His name is engraved on the Stanley Cup. Now, Joe Murphy is living homeless on the streets of Northern Ontario. Our Rick Westhead searches for Murphy in Kenora, as the close-knit hockey fraternity asks, “what can be done to help?” This is ‘Finding Murph’.

watch at TSN (no geo-blocking)

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Evening Line- Darryl Sydor

"It's been tough, it's something you have to look at head on, there's been ups and downs.  Whether it's mental awareness or addiction, it's a hard battle and you've got to stay on top of it.  I'm lucky I have a second chance.   That day I don't like to look back at too often, but I do also not want to forget it.   Drastic things could have happened.   There's still issues that I have to deal with.   Anybody in my situation, it's never forgotten, and it's never undealt with ---- it's something you have for life.  It's a disease."

-Darryl Sydor, retired NHL player on dealing with alcoholism.  CFJC Today has more on this.

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