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Morning Line- David Booth

 

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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’.

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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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Henry Boucha Takes In The Cup Festivities In Warroad, Minn.

from Brad Elliott Schlossman of InForum,

Henry Boucha couldn't resist.

After watching T.J. Oshie, his second cousin and Warroad's first Stanley Cup champion, bring the prized trophy back to the northwest Minnesota town Tuesday morning, the legendary Warrior player had to get in a jab at rival Roseau.

"As the emcee Jess Myers said, it's the second time the Cup has been here," Boucha said. "When Buff (Dustin Byfuglien) brought it to Roseau, they had to land the plane in Warroad. That's got to be a teasing point for the Roseau Rams there."

Boucha, the 1972 Olympic silver medalist and former NHL player, was full of pride in his hometown Tuesday. Boucha flew from his current home in White Bear Lake, Minn., to be part of Oshie's Stanley Cup festivities.

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Peter Pocklington’s New Business Venture Is A Cannabis Company

from Jennie Russell and Charles Rusnell of CBC News,

Former Edmonton Oilers owner Peter Pocklington still owes the Alberta government more than $13 million from an unpaid 1988 loan for a failed meat-packing plant.

In Arizona, Pocklington and an associate have so far reneged on restitution of more than $5 million US to settle a securities fraud case involving a gold-mining scheme.

And three months ago, the United States Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) charged Pocklington with securities fraud in California for allegedly defrauding investors in his medical-device company and misappropriating funds.

Undaunted by creditors owed millions of dollars and a looming court fight, Pocklington is seeking investors for a new business venture: a cannabis company.

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Drowning Accident Presumed To Have Taken The Life Of Ray Emery

via Alan Rutherford of the Hamiton Spectator,

A man in his thirties is presumed drowned after failing to emerge from an early morning swim around the docks of the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club.

The man was with a group visiting a friend's boat when they decided to jump in the water around 6:30 a.m. Sunday.

'They went out for a swim and unfortunately he did not emerge after diving in,' said Insp. Marty Schulenberg. "We responded along with Hamilton Fire and EMS. Unfortunately, our efforts on the water and in the area just around the piers were met with negative results."

The Niagara Police Dive Unit was called in for what is being described as a recovery.

"They are deployed right now," said Schulenberg. "They are starting to go into the water."

A RHYC member who knows the owner of the boat says it was part of a sailpast at the club Saturday.

"He had some friends on the boat and they were enjoying the boat and the day," said Richard Seeley. "He's pretty upset."

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Three Moving Videos From Tonight’s NHL Awards Show

via the YouTube page of the NHL

Las Vegas first responders and the Golden Knights are honored on stage at the 2018 NHL Awards for their role in healing the city after tragedy struck just before the season began.

 

 

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas hockey team joins the 2018 NHL Awards in Las Vegas to present the Calder Trophy to New York Islanders youngster Mathew Barzal, after his breakout rookie season!

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Thoughts On Dying

from Nick Boynton at The Players' Tribune,

I’ve thought about death a lot over the past few years.

About dying. And what it might be like if I wasn’t around.

I’ve struggled a ton since I retired from hockey in 2011, and I’ve faced a bunch of different personal demons. But recently I’ve been unable to shake thoughts of….

Steve Montador.

Wade Belak.

Derek Boogaard.

Rick Rypien.

I knew those guys. They were real people to me.

They played the same game I did, and when it was all said and done … they were really just suffering, man.

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