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#2557712 Wings great Gordie Howe resting after 'serious stroke'

Posted by HadThomasVokounOnFortSt on 19 December 2014 - 05:30 PM

Nof****** way!





Gordie Howe “Mr. Hockey” Makes an Amazing Recovery

Following the press coverage of our father’s deteriorating medical condition, the Howe Family was contacted in late November by Dr. Maynard Howe, (CEO) and Dave McGuigan (VP) of Stemedica Cell Technologies. McGuigan knew our family as a result of his previous employment with the Detroit Red Wings. Stemedica is a biotechnology company that manufactures allogeneic adult stem cells in its US government licensed, cGMP facility in San Diego, California. Although no relation, Dr. Howe and his brothers Drs. David and Roger are hockey players and big Gordie Howe fans, having grown up in Minnesota. They wished to help our father by generously facilitating Dad’s participation in a stem cell clinical trial at Novastem, a licensed distributor of Stemedica’s products in Mexico.

Novastem is currently conducting federally licensed and Institutional Review Board approved clinical trials for several medical conditions, including stroke, using Stemedica’s stem cell products. At the time we were contacted, Mr. Hockey had been rapidly declining and was essentially bedridden with little ability to communicate or to eat on his own.

After reviewing the information on Stemedica and Novastem, our family decided to give our father this opportunity. On December 8th, Mr. Hockey underwent a two-day, non-surgical treatment at Novastem’s medical facility. The treatment included neural stem cells injected into the spinal canal on Day 1 and mesenchymal stem cells by intravenous infusion on Day 2. His response was truly miraculous. At the end of Day 1 he was walking with minimal effort for the first time since his stroke. By Day 2 he was conversing comfortably with family and staff at the clinic.

On the third day, he walked to his seat on the plane under his own power. By Day 5 he was walking unaided and taking part in helping out with daily household chores. When tested, his ability to name items has gone from less than 25% before the procedure to 85% today. His physical therapists have been astonished. Although his short term memory, strength, endurance and coordination have plenty of room for improvement, we are hopeful that he will continue to improve in the months to come.

As a family, we are thrilled that Dad’s quality of life has greatly improved, and his progress has exceeded our greatest expectations. Once again, we cannot emphasize how much you have fueled Mr. Hockey’s recovery and we thank everyone for their continued prayers and support.

Howe, 86, suffered what his family described as a “serious” stroke in late October, and another in early November. Recently, there have been reports of an uptick in health and, per various outlets, plans for Howe to make a public appearance in early February.


#2556031 NHL Mumps Outbreak

Posted by Echolalia on 12 December 2014 - 06:25 PM

Heaven forbid anyone get vaccinated.

#2554906 Senators fire head coach MacLean

Posted by rick zombo on 08 December 2014 - 03:00 PM


Sigh.  Here's McGrattan's fight card.  Scroll down to the Orr portion.  Please don't bring this argument up again.  




Holy s***. Those stats are hardcore. Amazing. Someone obviously takes fighting in the NHL very very seriously.

#2553823 12/4 GDT - Stars 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 04 December 2014 - 08:03 PM

She watches Every game with me. I think we're ok lol.


#2553132 Abby Out 2 Weeks with partially separated shoulder

Posted by marcaractac on 01 December 2014 - 08:58 PM

Blah, this blows. Abby's one of those guys that can make or break a game for you. This sucks. 2 weeks is at least 7 games.  Hoping he gets healthy asap.


Hope he picks up where he left off when he returns. We need our piano mover.

#2547660 Leafs' Ashton suspended 20 games for violating PED policy

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 06 November 2014 - 04:42 PM

Not to mention its a typical steroid inhaler.
If he's telling the truth that is.

Twenty games for first time offence seems too high, especially since that substance is just used to cut weight, not get stronger.
And that's if its not just for bronchial problems.

#2537805 Ericsson/Smith Day-to-Day with groin/hip flexor issues

Posted by DickieDunn on 30 September 2014 - 06:58 AM

:lol: this is hilarious....its like the Hockey Gods are telling Holland, "You don't want to improve your team and just re-sign the same scrubs? Well chew on this!"
On a positive side, we are going to see to start the season how we really don't need these injured players (except Dats) and how our kids are the way of the future...and the future is now!
Kronwall (before he gets injured) - Danny D
Quincey (Wish he would get injured) - Oulette
Kindl (Ditto) - Marchenko
I am not sure if Sproul is still injured or not...but if he is healthy, scratch Kindl and lets go!

I was under the impression impression it was the good players getting hurt. How would not having Cleary amdd Quincey jelp

#2536708 Barry Trotz Wants Ovechkin to be more like Yzerman

Posted by number9 on 21 September 2014 - 09:06 PM

Remember that comparing Ovechkin to Yzerman should be taken 100% literally. Ovi will now be as defensively responsible as a great defensive center is. Screw analogies.

#2536199 Official FREE Fantasy Hockey League Sign-Up is CLOSED

Posted by Matt on 14 September 2014 - 06:21 PM

Sign Up is CLOSED for the FREE LGW.com Fantasy Hockey League!


It's registration time for the free LetsGoWings.com Fantasy Hockey League as we get ready to tackle the 2014-15 NHL season! This is a 12-team, head-to-head league hosted by Yahoo. Scoring and draft information is below:

Draft: Saturday, October 4th @ 6:00pm ET

Starting Positions: 2 Center, 2 LW, 2 RW, 4 D, 1 Util, 2 G (6 Bench, 1 IR)

Scoring Categories: G, A, PTS, +/-, PIM, PPP, SHP, GWG, W, GAA, SV%, SHO


Interested in Joining?


We currently have just two spots currently left unclaimed from last year's competitive season. If you're interested in joining, PM me here and use the subject line to indicate that you're interested in the FREE league. Invitations are handed out on a first come, first serve basis and these spots will be filled very quickly.


Attendance is REQUIRED for the Saturday, October 4th (@ 6:00pm ET) LIVE DRAFT. If you cannot make the draft, do not request an invitation!


If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! Team availability will be updated as the remaining spots are filled.

#2534620 Zetterberg Foundation fundraiser

Posted by hooon on 20 August 2014 - 12:23 PM

Mmmmmmm Emma.

#2534031 What Might Have Been: Gretzky to Detroit?

Posted by shoe on 11 August 2014 - 08:15 PM

To Detroit:

-C Wayne Gretzky

-D/W Marty McSorley

-C Mike Krushelnyski




Marty and Probert on the same team? Wow! Then again my favourite Probert fights were with McSorley.

#2533661 That Time Mike Vernon Used the Jedi Mind Trick

Posted by Mckinley25 on 03 August 2014 - 10:29 PM

P.S. What the heck is up with all the Asian girl ads on this site. Don't tell me guys here think they can dial up a perfect stunning Asian babe with a few clicks...

Aren't the ads based off of your internet usage? For instance my ads are for mycomicshop.com as I bought some comics recently from there.

#2533260 Predictions for the DRW 2014-15 Season!

Posted by rick zombo on 29 July 2014 - 08:35 AM


Not from Grand Rapids they won't.


Also, how can you honestly blame our bad start at the beginning of last season on lame plugs without immediately acknowledging that those same "lame plugs" are mostly still on the team.  We have the same problem we did a year ago.


We haven't made it past the second round of the playoffs in half a decade.  You can't blame that all on Sammy, Cleary, and injuries.  And if you do, you're setting yourself up for disappointment. 


Cleary > Cleary, Bertuzzi, and Samuelsson.


It's not ideal, but this year's team should have less deadweight than last year's. So we actually have less of a problem really.

#2533297 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 29 July 2014 - 01:42 PM

I take it that all our roster spots are taken once DD signs up and if Alfie returns we have a full 23 man roster.


Do we think we will invite any FA's to camp to try and beat out anyone? And if so who would you like to see get


an invite for a try out. Dustin Penner is still unsigned, would give us a bit more size up front, and also id take a 


shot at Devon Setoguchi, fast right handed shot, cant work out why he is still unsigned 

#2533219 Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by Euro_Twins on 28 July 2014 - 07:35 PM

He proved more than sheahan has, and more than nyquist had when he signed his deal so I understand it. Nyquist will get a better contract than Tatar after this year. I predict 4 million for 4 years or 5 for 5