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from Randy Starkman of the Toronto Star,
Scatchard’s voice cracked with emotion at times during a remarkably candid telephone interview Monday with the Star after he announced his retirement on Twitter — especially when he was talking about his kids and the end of his career.
“Even today I have trouble pushing my kids on a swing set,” said Scatchard from his home in Phoenix. “Just the motion makes me really nauseous. Wrestling around with them on the ground, I can only do it for a minute or two and then I just feel sick. Any rolling motions or spinning motions just completely send me for a loop.”...
“I’m happy that the doctor basically told me straight out there was zero chance of me playing because it kind of put me in my place,” said Scatchard, sounding anything but happy. “I believe the doctor’s exact words were he wouldn’t be able to sleep at night if he let me continue to play.”
Scatchard suspects that concussions played a role in the recent tragic death of former Vancouver tough guy Rick Rypien.
As most of you know, Icethetics.info confirmed the new sweater looks for the 2011-2012 season earlier today. As for my thoughts on the Islanders third jersey, I can sum it up in one word-embarrasing. In reading the message boards and blogs throughout the day, it seems like most everyone agrees with me. I love the Isles regular home and away jerseys, but these third jerseys are horrible. The only thing that I remotely like is that “Islanders” is written across the chest. The color scheme is horrendous. I know when there was a lot of discussion over the summer about colors for the third jersey that fans didn’t want the color black as the main color. So, following sensible logic, the third jersey mostly features the color black.
via Dave Scatchard tweet,
Just to be clear the retirement is due to concussions.Thank you all for your well wishes and I appreciate the support. I have a blessed life
Read more retirement related tweets…
from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,
If Sean Avery hadn’t gone down with a sprained left shoulder, chances are pretty good Dave Scatchard would not have skated with the Rangers as he did yesterday on the first day of a tryout, and as he is likely to do regularly before too long as the club’s third-line center.
From the summer moment the Rangers sent Matt Cullen back to Carolina, it was all but inevitable Tom Renney would seek a veteran replacement to skate between young snipers Petr Prucha and Ryan Callahan, regardless of how good rookie applicants Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov looked in training camp.