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CapGeek founder dies of cancer

Postby tfrizz on Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:49 pm

http://metronews.ca/news/halifax/131816 ... of-cancer/

Matthew Wuest poured his heart into his work.

The former Metro Halifax sports reporter and CapGeek founder was always the one writing the stories, often shying away from having stories written about him.

Wuest died during the early morning hours Thursday at Victoria General Hospital in Halifax, wife Melanie Patten by his side, following a two-and-a-half year battle with colon cancer.


RIP Matt
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Re: CapGeek founder died of cancer

Postby Skatingpen on Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:52 pm

Super sad
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Re: CapGeek founder died of cancer

Postby columbia on Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:54 pm

Given the nature of the closing, it was clear that something was very wrong.

RIP. I appreciated his fine work.
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Re: CapGeek founder dies of cancer

Postby shmenguin on Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:04 pm

he looked young. that's terrible.
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Re: CapGeek founder dies of cancer

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:18 pm

That sucks. So did he take it down because he didn't trust anyone else to run it properly? Its pretty amazing how well that site worked considering the constant flux of players.
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Re: CapGeek founder dies of cancer

Postby meow on Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:19 pm

RIP
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Re: CapGeek founder dies of cancer

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:19 pm

Cancer sucks
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Re: CapGeek founder dies of cancer

Postby canaan on Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:39 pm

Ugh. Unreal.
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Re: CapGeek founder dies of cancer

Postby Pitts on Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:45 pm

I just saw this! OMG, how sad. Can't believe how bad I feel for someone I didn't even know.
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Re: CapGeek founder dies of cancer

Postby Pitts on Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:48 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:That sucks. So did he take it down because he didn't trust anyone else to run it properly? Its pretty amazing how well that site worked considering the constant flux of players.

And the fact that he had been battling this cancer for over 2 years!
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Re: CapGeek founder dies of cancer

Postby Crankshaft on Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:51 pm

that sucks.
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Re: CapGeek founder dies of cancer

Postby tfrizz on Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:54 pm

shmenguin wrote:he looked young. that's terrible.


He was 35 or 36.
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Re: CapGeek founder dies of cancer

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:14 pm

Awful, awful news. RIP.
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Re: CapGeek founder dies of cancer

Postby mikey287 on Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:24 pm

Really unfortunate, he was a terrific contributor to the sport. A former HF writer as well. RIP. :(
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Re: CapGeek founder dies of cancer

Postby SolidSnake on Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:38 pm

RIP Way too young.
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Re: CapGeek founder dies of cancer

Postby Lt. Dish on Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:10 pm

What an impact on the sport we love. Thank you, Mr. Wuest, and godspeed.
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Re: CapGeek founder dies of cancer

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:35 am

Very sad, indeed. Groundbreaking and revolutionary get thrown around a lot, but what he did with CapGeek was the very definition of those terms. Did I read Bettman said "fans aren't interesting in the cap" or something similar to that? If so, he's out of touch with the fans.

How does one screen for colon cancer? I know after 50, colonoscopies should be annual or every few years, but he was in his mid-30s.
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Re: CapGeek founder dies of cancer

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:19 am

Unless cap geek was around a lot longer than i realized, it wasnt revolutionary or groundbreaking, it just perfected what others were trying to do.
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Re: CapGeek founder dies of cancer

Postby Crankshaft on Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:52 am

I still don't get why he just packed up shop and didn't let someone else continue with the website.
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Re: CapGeek founder dies of cancer

Postby Pitts on Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:57 am

Crankshaft wrote:I still don't get why he just packed up shop and didn't let someone else continue with the website.

It is possible that he left that for his family to handle - sell off, or whatever. I suspect they wouldn't want such a distraction during his last days, as it appear they were in when he shut down the site.
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Re: CapGeek founder dies of cancer

Postby Bioshock on Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:16 pm

Just horrible. You will live on in all our heart's, Matt.

You impacted the greatest sport in the world in ways few do.
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Re: CapGeek founder dies of cancer

Postby tfrizz on Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:45 pm

Crankshaft wrote:I still don't get why he just packed up shop and didn't let someone else continue with the website.

According to James Mirtle, he turned down several offers from people wanting to buy the site.
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Re: CapGeek founder dies of cancer

Postby no name on Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:07 am

Very sad indeed. Loved his work on that site.
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Re: CapGeek founder dies of cancer

Postby ville5 on Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:55 pm

Strange indeed. I'm sure those left behind could've used the proceeds from a sale. I guess he maybe viewed the site as his "legacy"? And he felt a sale to others would ttarnish that? Who knows.
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Re: CapGeek founder dies of cancer

Postby brwi on Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:18 pm

RIP Matthew. You did great work on capgeek, had a family, and were much too young for this to happen to you. Godspeed.
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