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08:20 AM ET 03.14 | That Blake Geoffrion may retire from the game at 25 has many understandably concerned. The Montreal Canadiens announced that [Geoffrion] notified general manager Marc Bergevin Wednesday that in light of his health condition, which has shown no significant improvement since he underwent surgery last November 10, he felt it was his responsibility to inform the Canadiens' management that he was considering retiring from professional hockey. ... [Geoffrion] suffered a depressed skull fracture on November 9, 2012 in an AHL game between the Hamilton Bulldogs and the Syracuse Crunch, at the Bell Centre. The Montreal Canadiens management, [Geoffrion], his agent and family will not comment any further on the situation until further notice.

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March 14, 2013  09:30 AM ET

Hate to hear this...

March 14, 2013  09:47 AM ET
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Poor kid. But, in a game like this, it'll happen from time to time.

Yep, but still sad to see.

March 14, 2013  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Hate to hear this...

Me too. Doesn't sound like he'll ever play again but I certainly pray that he'll recover and lead a long and happy life.

March 14, 2013  10:35 AM ET
March 14, 2013  10:38 AM ET

And from a year ago.....



payback?

March 14, 2013  10:38 AM ET

Still, he gets to go on living what will probably be a more or less normal life?

So it could have been a lot worse.

March 14, 2013  11:21 AM ET
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Still, he gets to go on living what will probably be a more or less normal life?So it could have been a lot worse.

Yes he is certainly fortuntate...could have been a bean counter.

March 14, 2013  11:35 AM ET
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Yes he is certainly fortuntate...could have been a bean counter.

100% true.

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March 14, 2013  11:43 AM ET

the Syracuse Crunch didn't have to take their name so serious. Hope the kid gets to play again.

March 14, 2013  12:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Poor kid. But, in a game like this, it'll happen from time to time.

I had a feeling this might come about as soon as there was no word at the beginning of this shortened season. Although he got a shot at his dream (like few others can relate), I wish it didn't have to end like this. While I wish he would come back and play, his health and well-being must be paramount.

Either way, Good Luck, Blake!

March 14, 2013  12:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Poor kid. But, in a game like this, it'll happen from time to time.

Somehow Ted Green managed to continue playing (and even coached in the NHL) with a steel plate in his head after Wayne Maki cracked his skull open with his stick. He suffered some brain damage but, he was able to keep going. I guess not everybody is so lucky.

March 14, 2013  01:00 PM ET
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Somehow Ted Green managed to continue playing (and even coached in the NHL) with a steel plate in his head after Wayne Maki cracked his skull open with his stick. He suffered some brain damage but, he was able to keep going. I guess not everybody is so lucky.

But Scotty Bowman coached instead.

March 14, 2013  01:02 PM ET
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Who ??

It still matters. He means something to someone.

March 14, 2013  02:33 PM ET
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Somehow Ted Green managed to continue playing (and even coached in the NHL) with a steel plate in his head after Wayne Maki cracked his skull open with his stick. He suffered some brain damage but, he was able to keep going. I guess not everybody is so lucky.

No, not everyone is, and having your brains possibly scrambled by another hit would make anyone thnk twice about their chosen profession. I cannot say what I would do in that situation, but like I said before, he has to make the right decision for him with all the information available.

March 14, 2013  03:34 PM ET
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Who ??

Little Boom Boom. Look up the family, they matter to hockey. But maybe as a Bruin you wash out anything Montreal related. ;-)

March 14, 2013  03:56 PM ET
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Yes he is certainly fortuntate...could have been a bean counter.

Ouch. That one hurt.

March 14, 2013  03:57 PM ET
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But Scotty Bowman coached instead.

For BGM who probably only knows Scotty as a hated coach.

He was actually a failry hot Montreal Jr Canadien.

But:

The end came during the final minutes of a Junior A playoff game at the Montreal Forum in 1951. Bowman was on a breakaway toward the opposing goal with a defenseman named Jean-Guy Talbot in pursuit. Talbot, his team on the verge of elimination from the playoffs, swung his stick twice at Bowman in frustration. Bowman was struck in the head???none of the players wore helmets in those days???and lost a piece of his skull. He required a metal plate in his head. His playing days were over. He understood hockey's intense, sometimes violent nature, however, and never held a grudge. A few years later, Bowman was coaching the St. Louis Blues when the team added Talbot to its roster. Bowman coached him for three years.

 
March 14, 2013  03:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Ouch. That one hurt.

The truth always does..

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