Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 05/24/14 at 08:16 AM ET
from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star,
Kurt Walker can barely walk and lives every day in pain after 17 surgeries related to his career as a hockey enforcer.
Now 59, the ex-Maple Leaf lives outside Atlanta on medicare.
Gene Carr, who squandered what hockey gave him in the 1970s, needs $30,000 for stem cell replacement surgery to help him walk again. The 60-year-old ex-Los Angeles King lives in L.A, making do on about $2,000 a month through social security disability.
Both are part of a movement of disgruntled retired players who want those still involved in the game to live up to the sport’s credo that hockey takes care of its own.
“This is not about me,” said Carr. “This is about every son of a b---- out there that’s hurting, that has nothing.
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