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This came up on Schopp and Bulldog today and I had not heard about it previously.
I found this article from last year which is quite good.  

My #2 team has always been the Edmonton Oilers and I remember Murphy fondly from the old Kid Line days.

Very interesting and sad situation.

Have others here been following this story?  

https://www.freep.com/story/sports/columnists/jeff-seidel/2018/10/10/joe-murphy-homeless-detroit-red-wings/1565171002/

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Pretty sure there was a decent conversation about it when it came out last year.

Examples like these make me think we aren't any further along than we were in the gladiator days.

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I walked about 6 km of Kenora's waterfront and downtown core yesterday. Not sure if he is still around there. NHLPA and alumni like Trevor Kidd helped him out last summer. TSN had a story on his sad turn of events.

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I subscribed to The Athletic about a week ago.  It’s a bargain.   Accordingly, a link, below.  It’s a scary story about Kyle Okposo.  I had no idea.  Sabres fan, hockey fan, MUST READ.  Many of you may have, already.  It’s a year old.

I remember Murphy and enjoyed watching him.  I hope he accepts help.

These guys are playing with fire, every day.

https://theathletic.com/538676/2018/09/24/back-from-the-abyss-kyle-okposo-opens-up-about-the-darkest-days-of-his-life/

 

 

 

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What a sad story.

I am glad that he accepted the help, but that was a year ago.  I don't really want to know if there is an update, unless it is more good news.

 

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14 hours ago, Weave said:

Pretty sure there was a decent conversation about it when it came out last year.

Examples like these make me think we aren't any further along than we were in the gladiator days.

Maybe. I'm also on the fence about whether or not I should feel guilty about it, though.

I kinda think the fact that they played hockey is a red herring.

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13 hours ago, Neo said:

I subscribed to The Athletic about a week ago.  It’s a bargain.   Accordingly, a link, below.  It’s a scary story about Kyle Okposo.  I had no idea.  Sabres fan, hockey fan, MUST READ.  Many of you may have, already.  It’s a year old.

I remember Murphy and enjoyed watching him.  I hope he accepts help.

These guys are playing with fire, every day.

https://theathletic.com/538676/2018/09/24/back-from-the-abyss-kyle-okposo-opens-up-about-the-darkest-days-of-his-life/

 

 

 

I’ve been worried about whether KO should ever play again since that injury.  I honestly think it’s his best interest to retire now with his health.  

I’d hate to read a story about him like the one about Joe Murphy.

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Pretty sure this guy was given every opportunity to succeed in the NHL and blew it being an *****

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2 hours ago, Claude_Verret said:

 

Thanks for posting this.  Just watched it.  It's really sad.  He has transformed into a completely different human being.

 

 

 

 

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He was a featured story on Real Sports on HBO - If I remember right.   

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