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03-01-2011, 07:41 PM
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Donald Brashear

Feel free to merge this with another topic but I thought this was interesting enough for its own thread, especially since Brashear is a former Flyer.

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TROIS-RIVIÈRES, Quebec — In a dimly lighted corridor of the dingy, old arena, Donald Brashear, an N.H.L. enforcer for 16 years, said he was playing in the rough-and-tumble Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey because he still loved the game. And though this Quebec league is widely regarded as the world’s toughest, Brashear said he was not in it to fight, but “to play hockey the way I did when I started — making passes, scoring goals.”

Brashear, 39, the captain of 3L de Rivière-du-Loup, had indeed been playing it straight: he had 31 points in 27 games and a fairly reasonable 56 penalty minutes going into last Friday’s game here against Caron & Guay de Trois-Rivières. Sometimes, he said, things “get out of hand,” but that he had been in only one fight the entire season. “The guy just hung on to me for his life,” he said.
Full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/01/sp...ewanted=1&_r=2

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Pretty neat.

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Brashear did know what to do with the puck on his stick. I wish him well as he plays out his career. He overcame a tough childhood.

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Pretty neat story!! I loved Brashear back in the day, absolutely destroyed people.

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Brashear did know what to do with the puck on his stick. I wish him well as he plays out his career. He overcame a tough childhood.
Could you inform me as to what? I heard that a lot but I never found exactly what happened when he was a kid.

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Could you inform me as to what? I heard that a lot but I never found exactly what happened when he was a kid.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Brashear

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Brashear did know what to do with the puck on his stick. I wish him well as he plays out his career. He overcame a tough childhood.
I disagree with this wholeheartedly. Brash had some pretty sick hands, best I've seen for a Flyers enforcer in the last decade or so. He'd pull out an occasional dangle, a fantastic pass, and he had a massive slapshot too. It just wasn't his job to use it, and of course he played on a line with other enforcers/plugs so his stats were never great.

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Brashear led such a ****** life when he was young, but left such a great impression on everyone though while he was in the NHL and probably still has a great fanbase still. Love that he's still working. Curious, is his charity for those kids that may be abused or less fortunate (if he has a charity)?

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I disagree with this wholeheartedly. Brash had some pretty sick hands, best I've seen for a Flyers enforcer in the last decade or so. He'd pull out an occasional dangle, a fantastic pass, and he had a massive slapshot too. It just wasn't his job to use it, and of course he played on a line with other enforcers/plugs so his stats were never great.
So what part of the post did you disagree with??????????

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So what part of the post did you disagree with??????????
the part where he didn't know what to do with the puck when it was on his stick...

I wouldn't question his childhood, and I wouldn't question the idea of wishing him the best. Was it really necessary that this needed to be specified?

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the part where he didn't know what to do with the puck when it was on his stick...

I wouldn't question his childhood, and I wouldn't question the idea of wishing him the best. Was it really necessary that this needed to be specified?
Are you an idiot?

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Wow, brash had an amazing career after what happened to him. I never really looked into his story. His uncle was the guy portrayed in men of honour too. Wow

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the part where he didn't know what to do with the puck when it was on his stick...

I wouldn't question his childhood, and I wouldn't question the idea of wishing him the best. Was it really necessary that this needed to be specified?
dude, read Bernie Parent's original statement again......CLEARLY says that he DOES know what to do with the puck on his stick

Silly to get offended about something before you even check if you were right in the first place

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Interesting read. Brashear should write a book!!!

Great to hear about someone who faced such adversity at a young age go and make something of himself.

Also reading that article reminded me of the brutality that was the Marty McSorley incident

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Did not realise that Marty McSorley had a bit part in the Nic Cage film 'Con Air'!!!!!
Awesome!!!

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Wow, brash had an amazing career after what happened to him. I never really looked into his story. His uncle was the guy portrayed in men of honour too. Wow
I totally disagree. I think he had a pretty good career considering what happened to him.

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I totally disagree. I think he had a pretty good career considering what happened to him.
I disagree with both of these identical opinions and would like to say that Brashear had a great career.

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Has anyone ever seen a game in the league that is mentioned in this story? It sounds pretty sick. Also love the part about the guy getting suspended for going to get a hamburger.

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Has anyone ever seen a game in the league that is mentioned in this story? It sounds pretty sick. Also love the part about the guy getting suspended for going to get a hamburger.
I didn't realize Mike York plays in that league.

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dude, read Bernie Parent's original statement again......CLEARLY says that he DOES know what to do with the puck on his stick

Silly to get offended about something before you even check if you were right in the first place
oops, yep totally misread it my bad to those above.

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I totally disagree. I think he had a pretty good career considering what happened to him.
Well i totally disagree with your diss-agreement. The guy has a stella career.




joke to far?

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I love Brashaear, I remember when we had him a lot of the guys would call him the "Black Wayne Gretzky" because he'd tried to pull off moves he never would be able to. The guy is a straight monster, coming from the lowest of lows to live his dream as an NHL player.

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Well i totally disagree with your diss-agreement. The guy has a stella career.




joke to far?


"Stella!!"

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Has anyone ever seen a game in the league that is mentioned in this story? It sounds pretty sick. Also love the part about the guy getting suspended for going to get a hamburger.
A Friend of mine played in that league and it was flat out crazy. I do not think he played one complete game. Three bouts and you were out. The lock out season it was really wild.

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brashear was the last "enforcer" of the NHL. Was solid in his prime.

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