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by The Upper Canadien on 07/15/13 at 05:14 PM ET
A quick note on Geoffrion. Too often in sports, excitement overtakes common sense. Athletes regularly come back and play after horrific injuries, risking their futures, and those of their families. As such, I wanted to take a second and say it is refreshing to see Blake Geoffrion step away from the Game.
Geoffrion suffered a very serious skull fracture last November, and playing again would have risked his long term health. It's always sad to see an athlete stopped in his prime, but as far as I'm concerned, Geoffrion made a responsible decision that deserves credit. Too often we see athletes continue to play when they are clearly risking their well being. I hope Geoffrion's retirement serves as an example to other athlete's in the future who put fun, and more often money, ahead of the many years to come.
I was excited to see Geoffrion again this fall, as his name exerts a certain nostalgia for many fans such as myself. But he made the right call. Well done.
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