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Kerrzy’s Notebook: 15 Minutes of Fame

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Happy Monday!

In order to get you back on track after what was hopefully a lovely long weekend, the boys from 15 Minutes of Fame cut theirs short to get another action-packed episode ready to go for you!

This week on the big show: Another NHL enforcer turns up dead, the Bruins say Marc Savard’s career may be over, the results of our 15MOF Facebook poll on concussions and a couple of other strange stories from around the rinks.

In the GABBYs: Odds On Promotions, Arsenal refunds, the Tulsa Shock, Sogelau Tuvalu, Dustin Byfuglien and Gross Cycling Injuries!


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Kerrzy’s Notebook: Troubling Times in the NHL

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

The passing of Wade Belak on Wednesday in Toronto sent an all-too-familiar shockwave through the hockey community.

Indeed, 2011 has been a challenging year for the NHL.

It all started on January 1st, when Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby fell victim to a blindside hit during the Winter Classic. He played part of his team’s next game, but hasn’t played since. It’s now eight months later and he still hasn’t been able to shake his concussion symptoms.

A few weeks after the hit on Crosby, Marc Savard suffered another concussion. The Boston Bruins playmaker became the face of a growing problem in the NHL when he was blindsided by Penguins forward Matt Cooke in March of 2010. He didn’t play again until December of that year, and after this latest concussion, it doesn’t look like he’ll ever play again.

Things took a much darker turn a few months later in May when NY Rangers tough guy Derek Boogaard, who had missed most of the season with a concussion, was found dead in his apartment. It was later determined that he died of an accidental overdose of painkillers and alcohol. READ MORE… (more…)

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