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02-28-2013, 02:04 PM
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A good perspective from Dan Tencer, I think. This may become a pretty big story in the media in the coming days.

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Those are some quotes from DiPietro, boy. Saying he contemplated suicide over the last few years is going to become a huge, huge story.
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Criticism is part of the deal for pro athletes. You can't tell fans to only cheer, and never jeer. But, the personal stuff crosses the line.
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NHL players need to be able to deal with boos and scathing columns and call-in shows trying to run them out of town. That's part of sports.
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What they don't need to deal with are personal attacks or attacks on their families and the crude vitriol we see on Twitter sometimes.
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If for whatever reason a player is struggling, I hope the resources are there from all teams to help. Those were serious words from Rick.
And a tweet from Patrick Burke,

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Ricky's quotes great example of athletes who gain added pressure/hatred with added salary. Easy to say "He's rich, he shouldn't be upset."

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