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11-08-2011, 05:07 PM
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Sports Illustrated writer nominates Ian Laperriere for Sportsman of the Year

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...#ixzz1d9rgyCxR

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Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for Sportsman of the Year on Dec. 6. Here's one of the nominations for that honor by an SI writer.

Whenever I think about Ian Laperriere, I also immediately think about a little girl named Ellie Rolfs.

You see it all the time and it's still a good thing: athletes visiting sick kids on team outings, athletes giving money to sick kids, athletes saying all the right things about perspective when talking about sick kids. But, really, that's usually as far as it goes. These guys are busy, under a lot of pressure, and have families and troubles of their own.

"Lappy" had all of the above -- and still does -- when he played with the Colorado Avalanche. But he found time -- lots of it -- to give to Ellie, who in 2008 was diagnosed at age 2 with Stage IV Widely Diffuse Anaplastic Wilm's Tumor -- an aggressive, rare form of pediatric kidney cancer.

Following the diagnosis, this little girl spent 90 days in the hospital, received 40 blood transfusions, had a tumor removed from her lungs, underwent more than a dozen high-radiation treatments, and had yards of tubes anchored to her frail body.

But you want to talk about hockey tough?

Ellie today is two years in remission, her once bald head now covered by beautiful long, blonde hair.

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Lappy cures cancer. How could you NOT give him Sportsman of the Year.

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Any trophies/recognition whatsoever heading Lappy's way is well deserved.

A little child seeing the sacrifice and hard work put out there on the ice by a fourth liner, though? I think there's a future NHL coach in waiting there.

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"Plus, it's the only way I could have ever won a trophy in the NHL. Get two pucks to the face."
That line made me laugh.

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Saw this on Puck Daddy. Great for LaPerriere.

As someone who doesn't follow the Flyers much, is it certain that his career is over?

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Saw this on Puck Daddy. Great for LaPerriere.

As someone who doesn't follow the Flyers much, is it certain that his career is over?
It hasn't been formally announced as such, there are financial/salary cap issues. He is currently on LTIR but is still around the team.

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That's all well and good, BUT

When's he gonna get his arse back on the ice? Lappy should either shyte or get off the pot. I hope he doesn't turn into another Hatcher or Cote.


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When's he gonna get his arse back on the ice? Lappy should either shyte or get off the pot. I hope he doesn't turn into another Hatcher or Cote.


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Are you serious?

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Wonderful tribute just to be nominated -- the game and the world could use more like Lappy.

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When's he gonna get his arse back on the ice? Lappy should either shyte or get off the pot. I hope he doesn't turn into another Hatcher or Cote.

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Are you seriously this much of an ass, or do you have to work at it?

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When's he gonna get his arse back on the ice? Lappy should either shyte or get off the pot. I hope he doesn't turn into another Hatcher or Cote.


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Can you go into further detail?

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Can you go into further detail?
I'd rather he didn't.

PB, educate yourself: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traumatic_brain_injury

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When's he gonna get his arse back on the ice? Lappy should either shyte or get off the pot. I hope he doesn't turn into another Hatcher or Cote.


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I have an idea, since you think he should be back playing and all by now...

I think we should fire a couple pucks at your face and see how quickly, if ever, you return to posting here, let alone leading a fully functional life.

You have stooped to levels unknown. Do us all a favor and never post here again, you are a disgrace.

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I'd rather he didn't.
ha true.

I was just curious as to what would make someone think that. I'm guessing he doesn't actually think it, and just wanted to piss someone off.

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When's he gonna get his arse back on the ice? Lappy should either shyte or get off the pot. I hope he doesn't turn into another Hatcher or Cote.


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Hahaha, oh wow.

Anyway, Lappy deserves all the respect he's been getting lately. Can't remember the article it was from but he said something like "man why didn't I sign for this team years ago!" Hope hes around the organization for a long, long time.

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When's he gonna get his arse back on the ice? Lappy should either shyte or get off the pot. I hope he doesn't turn into another Hatcher or Cote.

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Here they are back, if you promise to not post again.

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When's he gonna get his arse back on the ice? Lappy should either shyte or get off the pot. I hope he doesn't turn into another Hatcher or Cote.


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Sit down.

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