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Barry Beck Upset With A Few Organizations Regarding The Death Of Mark Pavelich

from Mark Fisher of the New York Post,

Former Rangers captain Barry Beck in a blistering Facebook post said the team and USA hockey were “accountable” for the death of Mark Pavelich because they did not support the “Miracle on Ice” star as he battled mental illness — possibly related to head injuries suffered during a seven-year NHL career.

Pavelich, who played five of those NHL seasons with the Rangers, died Thursday at a mental health treatment facility in central Minnesota.

Beck also took aim at the NHL, which he called “cowards,” hours after officials announced Friday that his 63-year-old former teammate had been found dead.

The cause of death is under investigation.

In the 946-word post, a heartbroken Beck blasted team president John Davidson, also a former teammate, for not returning an email asking the Rangers to “publicaly show their support for Mark by just saying one of their own former players was sick and we wish him well.”


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Down River Dan's avatar

I thought that the players pension fund was created to provide this sort of support for guys post playing career…??.. Very sad.

Posted by Down River Dan on 03/06/21 at 07:54 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Mollie Walker of the New York Post,

After Barry Beck wrote a scathing Facebook post blaming the Rangers and USA Hockey for the death of Mark Pavelich, who passed away Thursday at 63, team president John Davidson reached out to the former Blueshirts captain to diffuse the strained situation.

“[Friday] I wrote an emotional post that stirred some controversy,” Beck wrote in a second Facebook post Sunday. “I understood everything I said and was soon thereafter contacted by NY Rangers President John Davidson. Years ago John, Mark and I were teammates with the Rangers. John and I discussed the remarks I had made.

“We both respect each other and agreed that at this time it’s best we focus on mourning the death of Mark.”


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/07/21 at 08:19 PM ET

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