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#1 P. Marlowe

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 04:05 PM

Montreal Canadiens forward Blake Geoffrion announced his retirement on Monday.

 

The 25-year-old had been considering stepping away from hockey due to lingering effects of a skull fracture and concussion suffered during an American Hockey League game in November.

 

Geoffrion, the grandson of Canadiens legend Bernie Geoffrion and great-grandson of superstar Howie Morenz, notified general manager Marc Bergevin in March that he might retire.

 

"After suffering an injury in November and taking time to recover and reflect, I have decided to step away from the game of hockey for the time being," Geoffrion said in a statement Monday.

 

 

 

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 04:37 PM

Smart kid.



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 04:58 PM

Can't blame him.  It had to be a tough decision.



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 05:32 PM

That really sucks.  Kid had a bright future in the NHL, but at least he still has a bright future. 


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 05:41 PM

Tragic News

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:45 PM

Sad, but you can totally understand it.  I wish him well whatever he decides to do.


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:49 PM

Take life over a game... He won for sure
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Posted 15 July 2013 - 10:52 PM

Damn, poor guy.. best of luck to him.

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 11:21 PM

I hope he fully recovers in a year and comes back 110%.

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 11:54 PM

I hope he fully recovers in a year and comes back 110%.

 

Smart a** :P

 

Don't know much about this guy but ultimately it's probably the right call. 



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 07:39 AM

Best of luck to him, that has got to be tough to get so close to your dream and have to walk away due to injury.

 

Tough decision, but with all that we have learned from the NFL and NHL about concussions and the long term affects, I have to think this is the right decision.


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 10:06 AM

I hope he fully recovers in a year and comes back 110%.


I hope he fully recovers, gets a career that doesn't put his health as risk, becomes sucessful, has a family, is conent, and has great health due to his decision
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Posted 16 July 2013 - 10:11 AM

Best of luck for him, there way more important things than hockey. Try to get a major, recover and enjoy your life all the best, sad news indeed.


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 11:07 AM

The video of his injury should be a public announcement video in all hockey arenas to not be that stupid with your head down when you got a guy flashing the rob blake all the way from center ice.


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 12:07 PM

The video of his injury should be a public announcement video in all hockey arenas to not be that stupid with your head down when you got a guy flashing the rob blake all the way from center ice.

 

Geoffrion was just forced to retire so I don't think it's the right time and the best move to start calling him stupid.


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 04:08 PM

And he has a gig!! Bluejackets make him a scout so at least he gets to stay around the game.

 

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 04:36 PM

And he has a gig!! Bluejackets make him a scout so at least he gets to stay around the game.
 
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Posted 17 July 2013 - 01:03 AM

 
Smart a** :P
 
Don't know much about this guy but ultimately it's probably the right call. 


I really mean it. I want to see him recover all the way and make a comeback.





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