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Offline Highlander

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Kerry Fraser has cancer
« on: November 04, 2017, 08:48:05 AM »
Although not a Leaf, his decision affected Leaf Nation for a long time. I am sad to hear he has cancer and hopeful his prognosis is good. Best wishes Kerry.
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Re: Kerry Fraser has cancer
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2017, 05:52:50 PM »
How does Kerry Fraser, a guy who never played a game in his life and who made an error that may have cost us a cup, get a thread, and Eddie Olczyk, a guy who played 4 years for the Leafs, and scored a point a game in those four years, doesn't even get a mention?

Cancer sucks, and as much as I still resent Fraser for his missed call, I wish him well.  I've checked in here a few times, looking for updates on Eddie O, and not seen anything.  Being a PPG player in the late 80s, Ed Olczyk is a part of the reason I am a Leafs fan today.

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Re: Kerry Fraser has cancer
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2017, 11:26:44 PM »
How does Kerry Fraser, a guy who never played a game in his life and who made an error that may have cost us a cup, get a thread, and Eddie Olczyk, a guy who played 4 years for the Leafs, and scored a point a game in those four years, doesn't even get a mention?

I can't answer the first part of your question, I'm not sure how the purpose of this sub-board could be any clearer and we have a NHL board, but as to the second I can only speak for myself and say that I personally don't feel it's my place to pass this sort of news along. I've always thought of this board as more of a "Hey, guess which ex-leaf is still playing in the Austrian leagues" as opposed to somber personal news.

That said, we're not a wire service. If there's news you think warrants a thread and it's not here...start one?
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Re: Kerry Fraser has cancer
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2017, 03:36:33 AM »
The LeafNation has forgiven but not forgotten.  Who knows if he had actually called that penalty on Wayne Gretzky, it might have changed the trajectory of those playoffs.  We'll never know.  It's best not to dwell on that fact alone.

Wishing him every strength in fighting and coping with this dreaded c word of a disease. 

Story:
https://www.nhl.com/news/kerry-fraser-story-on-cancer-fight-diagnosis/c-292541764
« Last Edit: November 11, 2017, 03:40:50 AM by hockeyfan1 »

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Re: Kerry Fraser has cancer
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