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Offline CarltonTheBear

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The Players Tribune
« on: February 27, 2015, 02:20:47 PM »
http://www.theplayerstribune.com/sports/hockey/

Some of you may know about this site already, I know a couple of articles from it have already been posted in other threads, but I felt it could use a separate thread because the articles here are really pretty great. They basically host articles written by former and current players. Sounds basic, but all the articles to date have just been fantastic.

Here's one that went up today by Pascal Dupuis on the blood clot injury he's had to deal with: http://www.theplayerstribune.com/in-my-blood/

Igor Larionov also wrote one last week, basically on his thoughts of the game today and Soviet-style hockey: http://www.theplayerstribune.com/miracle-on-ice-hockey-russia/

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Re: The Players Tribune
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2015, 04:32:47 PM »
That was an incredible article by dupuis
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Re: The Players Tribune
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2015, 04:57:44 PM »
I had read the Shanny one a while back, but caught up on them all last night.

Thanks for posting, personally I found the Larionov one to be the most interesting. Seems like a lot of merit to what he had to say.

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Re: The Players Tribune
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2015, 11:53:01 AM »
Another good one: Scott Gomez

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Early in my career, I’d hear about guys with long scoreless droughts and just think, How’s that even possible? It made no sense to me.

But then there I was, sitting on the bench for the Montreal Canadiens, watching our home fans in the stands dancing around in sombreros and singing “Happy Birthday” in honor of my one-year goal drought.

By that point, I was fully aware of my poor play. My lack of scoring was the subject of TV reports, newspaper columns and, yes, its own website. But it was at that moment, serving as the butt of a bad joke for 20,000 fans at the Bell Centre, that it hit me hardest.

http://www.theplayerstribune.com/not-done/

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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2015, 12:39:38 PM »
Another good one: Scott Gomez

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Early in my career, I’d hear about guys with long scoreless droughts and just think, How’s that even possible? It made no sense to me.

But then there I was, sitting on the bench for the Montreal Canadiens, watching our home fans in the stands dancing around in sombreros and singing “Happy Birthday” in honor of my one-year goal drought.

By that point, I was fully aware of my poor play. My lack of scoring was the subject of TV reports, newspaper columns and, yes, its own website. But it was at that moment, serving as the butt of a bad joke for 20,000 fans at the Bell Centre, that it hit me hardest.

http://www.theplayerstribune.com/not-done/

That contract was brutal, but you do have to feel bad for him.  It's nice that he's had a pretty nice bounce-back year this year.  He also managed to get through his 1000th game this season.

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Re: The Players Tribune
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2015, 09:42:42 AM »
A new piece by Kevin Shattenkirk (ok, if you've been paying attention, these articles are somewhat ghostwritten, but the insights and analysis is all from Shattenkirk):

http://www.theplayerstribune.com/elite-defensemen-101-kevin-shattenkirk-nhl/

He looks at the top defencemen in the game. Brings up Doughty, Weber, Suter, Keith, Subban, Karlsson, Letang, and Pietrangelo, and explains what makes each of them special. As a defenceman myself (well, in ball hockey but a lot still applies) I was definitely taking some notes reading it.

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Re: The Players Tribune
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2015, 05:07:46 PM »
Daniel Carcillo talks about losing his friend Steve Montador and how the NHL/NHLPA doesn't have a program to help players leaving the game due to concussions.

http://www.theplayerstribune.com/nhl-daniel-carcillo-steve-montador-video/

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Re: The Players Tribune
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2015, 06:41:14 PM »

Daniel Carcillo talks about losing his friend Steve Montador and how the NHL/NHLPA doesn't have a program to help players leaving the game due to concussions.

http://www.theplayerstribune.com/nhl-daniel-carcillo-steve-montador-video/

I suspect there will be a significant response to this, good for him for speaking out so honestly.

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Re: The Players Tribune
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2015, 04:24:14 PM »
Daniel Carcillo talks about losing his friend Steve Montador and how the NHL/NHLPA doesn't have a program to help players leaving the game due to concussions.

http://www.theplayerstribune.com/nhl-daniel-carcillo-steve-montador-video/

Finally got around to watching this. Very touching. I don't think that I've ever seen a professional athlete open up emotionally like that before.

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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2015, 06:30:17 PM »
Wow.  That was very moving, the article and the video.

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Re: The Players Tribune
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2015, 02:23:13 PM »
http://www.theplayerstribune.com/out-of-the-shadows/

Hayley Wickenheiser speaks out about the lack of a support system for NHL players in the aftermath of Montador's passing.  Not quite as moving as Carcillo's, but it's still a strong statement that shouldn't be ignored by the NHL/NHLPA and hockey community in general.  Even junior leagues need to do more to prepare their players for life after hockey.

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Re: The Players Tribune
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2015, 11:13:29 AM »

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Re: The Players Tribune
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2015, 05:42:02 AM »
Rich Clune, former OHLer (Sarnia Sting)  and NHLer, talks about his bout with drug & alcohol addiction at an early age in his junior career and including the NHL. 

Today, Clune is addiction free, a recovered alcoholic living in Los Angeles pursuing his interests in art and film.

Here is his story:
http://www.theplayerstribune.com/rich-clune-hockey-nhl/

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Re: The Players Tribune
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2015, 12:50:36 PM »
Rich Clune, former OHLer (Sarnia Sting)  and NHLer, talks about his bout with drug & alcohol addiction at an early age in his junior career and including the NHL. 

Today, Clune is addiction free, a recovered alcoholic living in Los Angeles pursuing his interests in art and film.

Here is his story:
http://www.theplayerstribune.com/rich-clune-hockey-nhl/

Didn't Rich just sign with the Marlies?  Or am I confusing him with someone else?

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Re: The Players Tribune
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2015, 01:41:26 PM »
Rich Clune, former OHLer (Sarnia Sting)  and NHLer, talks about his bout with drug & alcohol addiction at an early age in his junior career and including the NHL. 

Today, Clune is addiction free, a recovered alcoholic living in Los Angeles pursuing his interests in art and film.

Here is his story:
http://www.theplayerstribune.com/rich-clune-hockey-nhl/

Didn't Rich just sign with the Marlies?  Or am I confusing him with someone else?

Yeah, he signed with the Marlies not long after that article was written in July.
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Re: The Players Tribune
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2015, 01:41:26 PM »