KEITH PRIMEAU was having a good day when I called him about Andre Waters yesterday. No headaches, no struggles to spit out words at his usual frantic pace, none of the brain-trauma symptoms that forced his retirement from hockey and still recur, leaving him to savor his present and suspect his future.
"I don't live in fear of what I will be like 20 years from now," he said from his South Jersey home. "I feel blessed that I still have the mental capacity that I do. But I'd be lying to you if I said I'm not nervous or wary of what I will be like in the future."