Quote: Originally Posted by Kakato
Look I get that your not pleased with Cherry's comments, but what does any of this crap have to do with soldiers having PTSD. Better yet, if you are going to start making comparisons to soldiers how bout you check out the salary difference between a soldier and a millionaire hockey player. Check out the healthcare available to a soldier and a millionaire hockey player. Check out what kind of mental health is available.
Just like your comment to me about showing sensitivity towards depression. Ridiculous. It's too bad that the hockey player you mentioned from your home town took his life, in fact it's quite sad, but I've seen more than my fair share of this sort of thing and perhaps you ought to think just a little when you make a comparison between a soldier who is exposed to horrors that are life changing to a millionaire hockey player who gets in a scrap on the ice.
By the way, did Rick Rypien have drug issues?
Maybe instead of complaining with soldier comparisons and riffing on Don Cherry (which by the way just fuels
his already great ratings) you should demand Gary Bettman clean up the NHL.
Rick Rypien had NO alchohol or drug problems, his depression was genetic, as his grandmother suffered from
it as well.
His situation had nothing to do with hockey or the other two players who died.
Rypien was not really an enforcer at all, just a gritty tough hockey player, who was afraid of nothing.
He had male family members who were boxers and football players, long before he was part of the NHL.
He was not hired on to 'fight', or to be an 'enforcer', but because he was not afraid to get his nose dirty,
and that was his natural character.
His girlfriend, a few years back was killed in an accident, and that really sent him reeling for awhile,
and possibly, (only assuming), began the progression of his bouts with depression, not the onset, just