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Dr Gonzo 03-13-2013 11:03 AM

Geoffrion considering retirement
 
https://twitter.com/Buccigross

John Buccigross ‏@Buccigross
“I love the game of hockey more than anything and this decision tears me up inside,” Geoffrion says, “but we are talking about my brain."
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6 mins John Buccigross ‏@Buccigross
2010 Hobey Baker winner (Wisconsin) Blake Geoffrion has informed Montreal Canadiens management that he plans to retire from Pro Hockey.

disturbedraven 03-13-2013 11:03 AM

Geoffrion retiring from hockey
 
per http://www.sportsnet.ca/

:amazed:

This is rather shocking

Dr Gonzo 03-13-2013 11:04 AM

Gotta admit, it's sad, but it's nice to see a player value his brain over the sport. Wise decision from Blake.

Bullsmith 03-13-2013 11:05 AM

Feel terrible for the guy, but I applaud his decision. People first, hockey second.

Account Terminated 03-13-2013 11:05 AM

Wise decision by Baby Boom, but that must've killed him to make it. It's the right choice though. Sports takes a back seat when it comes to dealing with your health.

Habsawce 03-13-2013 11:06 AM

Hope he gets a job in hockey in some capacity. Young guy who can be molded and has all kinds of time to hone a skill.

Hannibal 03-13-2013 11:07 AM

Tough decision to take, but it's the best one to take...! :(

Habs 4 Life 03-13-2013 11:07 AM

Health is a lot more important then just hockey

Sad news

Take care of yourself Blake

x74Pacioretty74x 03-13-2013 11:10 AM

Health comes first. Hope everything turns out alright for the kid.

Gabe84 03-13-2013 11:12 AM

The fact that this happened on a clean hit according to the current rule book to a guy with, to the best of my knowledge, little to no concussion history, should open some eyes around the NHL. The game has gotten faster over the past few years and it will only get faster.

Things can't remain the same. You either let the guys slow each other down, or you change the rules. I know this probably won't be a popular opinion but the thing is, the NHL will end up with massive legal trouble soon if more players end up with the same fate as Geoffrion.

With that said, I feel sorry for Geoffrion who spent his whole life trying to make it to the NHL only to get his dreams crushed this way. I hope he finds something(s) else to make him happy. Good luck to him!

Emily 03-13-2013 11:13 AM

Terrible news but health comes first.

bcv 03-13-2013 11:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gabe84 (Post 61573389)
The fact that this happened on a clean hit according to the current rule book to a guy with, to the best of my knowledge, little to no concussion history, should open some eyes around the NHL. The game has gotten faster over the past few years and it will only get faster.

Things can't remain the same. You either let the guys slow each other down, or you change the rules. I know this probably won't be a popular opinion but the thing is, the NHL will end up with massive legal trouble soon if more players end up with the same fate as Geoffrion.

It's not he hit. It's the skate.

uiCk 03-13-2013 11:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr Gonzo (Post 61572939)
Gotta admit, it's sad, but it's nice to see a player value his brain over the sport. Wise decision from Blake.

pretty much this, well said.

Halifaxhab* 03-13-2013 11:20 AM

I feel bad for him, he had so much potential and was in a great position to excell in his chosen career.

I hope he has no lingering effects that hurt his daily life. And a classy move by the Habs would be to give him some kind of job i the organization due to the reasons behid his forced decision.

That Habs Fan 03-13-2013 11:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gabe84 (Post 61573389)
The fact that this happened on a clean hit according to the current rule book to a guy with, to the best of my knowledge, little to no concussion history, should open some eyes around the NHL. The game has gotten faster over the past few years and it will only get faster.

Things can't remain the same. You either let the guys slow each other down, or you change the rules. I know this probably won't be a popular opinion but the thing is, the NHL will end up with massive legal trouble soon if more players end up with the same fate as Geoffrion.

With that said, I feel sorry for Geoffrion who spent his whole life trying to make it to the NHL only to get his dreams crushed this way. I hope he finds something(s) else to make him happy. Good luck to him!

This post makes no sense, it was an extremely unfortunate play but it is a risk that comes on the ice. Wasn't even a concussion.

Anywho, sad to hear but very smart move by Blake, I knew this was coming when I heard the extent of the injury. Very sad, but he's lucky to be as well as he is now.

Velvet Crowe 03-13-2013 11:24 AM

As said, this is a really sad news but he took the right decision. Wishing the best for the kid though.

ClasslessGuy 03-13-2013 11:27 AM

Sad story but I'm glad he scored a goal in our uniform (family reason we all know)

Gros Bonhomme 03-13-2013 11:30 AM

One of the few bright spots from last season. Take care

The Russian General 03-13-2013 11:31 AM

Wow that is sad.

Habskrieg 03-13-2013 11:33 AM

Definitely not surprised. He suffered a pretty severe injury. It could have been worse. I'm sure he's still suffering from it somehow. I don't blame him for not wanting to try at it again. Especially if he risks putting himself in a way worse situation. Imagine trying to play while always stressed and unsure if there's some dude behind you that's going to send you into the boards and make you leave on a stretcher, all because you had a very serious injury that could be life threatening. You just can't play in those conditions.

Wise yet tough decision Boom Jr. A good one choice, imo.

Natey 03-13-2013 11:37 AM

Wow, horrible news. I liked the kid a lot. Hopefully the Habs can find a position for him somewhere off the ice. Class act and smart man.

Stjonnypopo 03-13-2013 11:43 AM

If this thread turns into a concussion/cleaning up the game thread, then I will officially retire from hfboards. Why can't people ever discuss something without bringing up their personal agenda?

It's a player who was injured and now is retiring from hockey, no need to make it about anything else.

FireBurningBin 03-13-2013 11:45 AM

Unfortunate, but for the best: Hope he gets a job in the organization

Ohio Jones 03-13-2013 11:46 AM

It's not every player who gets to retire from hockey with a Hobey on his shelf. Kudos to the kid for a great, if abbreviated, career - and best wishes for a life free from further health issues.

Richiebottles 03-13-2013 11:52 AM

:(. Hope he is going to be okay long term. This guy deserves a spot in management with MTL.


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