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04-21-2010, 08:35 PM
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Inspiring story Wojtek Wolski

http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/Sports/Tim.../ID=1397319431

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Good for him, class act. That's more than Mueller would have done...

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I never bothered to look into it before but now I know why he speaks such great English! Anyway, nice work Wolski, I always love it when someone who has the means to give back and does so!

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Why didn't Avalanche fans bring this up in the days or weeks after we traded for him? Actually, I shouldn't be surprised.

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Basically, he grew up as the son of a poor immigrant in a working class neighbourhood. Went back to his home town on hockey day and bought an entire team (community centre) their hockey gear.

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Basically, he grew up as the son of a poor immigrant in a working class neighbourhood. Went back to his home town on hockey day and bought an entire team (community centre) their hockey gear.
....and...did what most athletics would not have done. He is a special person.

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Basically, he grew up as the son of a poor immigrant in a working class neighbourhood. Went back to his home town on hockey day and bought an entire team (community centre) their hockey gear.
He actually payed for 60 sets of equipment. Anyone who plays hockey knows how expensive equipment is. I would guess at the least 500 bucks per set, probably more. 30k is not bad for a spur of the moment act of good charity.

He only had 2 days off for christmas, so he went back to his hometown to spend it with his family. He heard about the program that the local police run, and how the kids had horrible equipment and it reminded him of when he was young and how he didn't always have the best stuff. In the video his first pair of skates were oversized so he could grow into them, and they costed a total of 5 bucks. That explains his awkward skating style...

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Fair play he seems like a really genuine bloke. You don't often hear of high profile sports stars being that generous unless its something organised by the clubs for example when the Coyotes head to the local children's hospitals.

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That was a moving story, almost teared me up a bit. Gives me a new reason to cheer for Wolski that I didn't have already.

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I love Wolski. The guy is such a skilled player and has great character off the ice. Gotta love it.

I really hope we resign him.

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Wow! Great story.
Go Coyotes!
Wolski has to be one of the most generous players in the NHL

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As a fan of wolski for a number of years, I didn't even know about this.
As an avs fan, i am sad to see him leave but no matter where the guy goes I'm still going to cheer for him.
Love the guy.

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