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Rodion Amirov has passed away

Started by CarltonTheBear, August 14, 2023, 12:53:59 PM

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Arn

Horrible news. Far too young.

This is a really lovely piece that reminds us to think of the players as people rather than assets

https://theathletic.com/4775629/2023/08/14/rodion-amirov-dies-maple-leafs/?source=user_shared_article
I Saw Jay McClement Score.

Dappleganger

Just terrible. Realized his chances of suiting up for the Leafs were probably done but I thought he was on the road to recovery. terribly sad.
 

herman

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Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate

I don't know if Kyle writes his own stuff but that's as well done as it can be.

Guilt Trip

Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on August 16, 2023, 11:45:59 AMI don't know if Kyle writes his own stuff but that's as well done as it can be.
I don't give a shit if you liked him as a GM or not but there's no denying the quality of human he is. That guy cares about people.

Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate

Quote from: Guilt Trip on August 16, 2023, 09:10:56 PM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on August 16, 2023, 11:45:59 AMI don't know if Kyle writes his own stuff but that's as well done as it can be.
I don't give a shit if you liked him as a GM or not but there's no denying the quality of human he is. That guy cares about people.

He's the best off-ice GM I've ever seen.  It's the reason I was conflicted about him being let go.

herman

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Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate

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Quote from: herman on August 17, 2023, 07:40:49 PMhttps://www.reddit.com/r/leafs/comments/15tvwsn/full_translated_interview_with_rodion_amirovs/

Dan Milstein gave an interview re: Amirov's battle. Commence full on crying.

Thanks for sharing that, herman.  Everyone stepped up for him.  But it sounds like he had no chance from the moment of diagnosis.  He handled it magnificently.  An impressive man.

And Dubas, again, shows he's got real empathy.  Another impressive man.

cw

Not long ago, in the last few weeks, I was searching for information on how he was doing.
Hammered by this horrific news.

Maple Leafs Prospect Rodion Amirov's No. 27 to be Retired by KHL Club Following Passing
https://thehockeynews.com/nhl/toronto-maple-leafs/news/salavat-yulaev-ufa-to-retire-rodion-amirovs-jersey-number-following-passing

Nice gesture by Salavat Yulaev Ufa

Grateful the Leafs tried to get him on the ice. Nice note by Dubas

He was surrounded by caring people.

Kaberle15

Thanks Herman,

This part shows how Dubas is an amazing human.
"
Dubas really wanted to fulfill that dream - for Rodion to play in the NHL. After all, the Maple Leafs selected him at the 2020 draft in the first round at number 15. And when Amirov came to Canada last fall, there was a preseason game of Toronto against Ottawa.

Dubas had already made an agreement with the Senators, Rodion was going to go out on the ice and play as much as he could. We had already arranged visas for his parents to fly to Canada, too. Unfortunately, he couldn't manage it. He didn't have enough strength, his coordination wasn't right - he couldn't stand on his skates. But you can find photos of Rodion waving to the audience and hockey players in the arena."

Devastating News.

Rip kid.
Go Leafs Go!!!