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Bulldogs forward Blake Geoffrion destroyed

Postby DelPen on Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:21 pm

http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-pu ... --nhl.html

The hit was clean as they can come. Word on twitter from bob Mckenzie was the surgery was due to a depressed skull fracture. They expect a full recovery.
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Re: Bulldogs forward Blake Geoffrion destroyed

Postby canaan on Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:29 pm

BOOOOOSH
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Re: Bulldogs forward Blake Geoffrion destroyed

Postby Sigwolf on Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:59 pm

What's odd from looking at the replay is that it's not clear where he hit his head. It looks like he landed on his arm and shoulder, and doesn't appear that he hit his head on the ice (the side view makes it look like whiplash to his neck, but his head doesn't go all the way down). It was a low hip check, so it didn't look like it would have come from the initial collision, and he doesn't really contact the boards. Did Cote's leg catch him on the follow through from the check?
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Re: Bulldogs forward Blake Geoffrion destroyed

Postby DelPen on Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:42 pm

Looked like his helmet lifted a bit then his forehead clipped the top of the boards? Tough to see from any angle.
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Re: Bulldogs forward Blake Geoffrion destroyed

Postby mikey287 on Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:45 pm

Cote's skate catches him in the face to draw the blood. Not sure about the real injury. All the best Blake. Tough hockey lineage...his great grandfather (Howie Morenz) broke his leg during a game and died from the complications, his grandfather (Boom Boom Geoffrion) was involved in a stick-swinging incident with two-way left winger from the 50's and 60's Ron Murphy and once was involved in a collision with a defensive specialist winger Andre Pronovost that I believe ruptured his spleen (if I'm remembering right) that nearly took his life...injury of the emotional variety (bruised egos can be career threatening), Blake's father Dan was a top-10 pick of the Montreal Canadiens in the late 70's and with his father behind the bench, he failed to score a goal with Montreal, played for the Jets right after the merger but once all the talent started to even out, he couldn't hack it in the show and retired very young as a result instead of working his way back up through the minors...now Blake with this severe head injury from former Canadien farmhand J.P. Cote...pretty rough going for 80 years here...
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Re: Bulldogs forward Blake Geoffrion destroyed

Postby Sigwolf on Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:50 pm

Yeah, I can see the skate thing on the follow through, still not sure where the skull fracture could have occurred. Looks like he'll be OK, though.
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Re: Bulldogs forward Blake Geoffrion destroyed

Postby JS© on Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:37 pm

@MAGodin wrote:Although doc expects full recovery, Geoffrion family concerned this injury + concussions history might threaten long-term quality of life


https://twitter.com/MAGodin/status/268056564093562881
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