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1 minute ago, Skinny kiltrunner said:

I think it was started by that fuckwad Lance Armstrong,  who started the Livestrong Foundation.  I would have thought that the practice would have fallen out of favor when it became clear how he had cheated for years and disgraced himself and his sport,  but I guess some things just stick.

Or it could be what Banana said while I was trying to find a suitable GIF. 

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4 hours ago, Skinny kiltrunner said:

I think it was started by that fuckwad Lance Armstrong,  who started the Livestrong Foundation.  I would have thought that the practice would have fallen out of favor when it became clear how he had cheated for years and disgraced himself and his sport,  but I guess some things just stick.

So his real name was Lance Arm?

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16 minutes ago, Sir Creep said:

So his real name was Lance Arm?

 

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Larry Popein, who played 402 NHL games between 1954-55 and 1960-61 with the New York Rangers, then returned to play 47 more in 1967-68 with the Oakland Seals, has died.  He was 89. Popein later served as an assistant general manager with Vancouver Canucks from 1974 to 1986 before joining the Calgary Flames as a scout.

 

https://www.nhl.com/flames/news/popein-remembered-for-invaluable-contributions/c-314774892

 

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Popien was also an original California (Oakland) Golden Seal.  Can’t be many of those around.

 

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Phil Maloney, former NHLer and Canucks coach dead at 92.

 

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2 hours ago, Banana said:

Phil Maloney, former NHLer and Canucks coach dead at 92.

 

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The Deacon.
Maloney and Popein inside of a week, a couple of WHA/Canuck greats.

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Henri Richard has died at 84

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12 minutes ago, Joey Russ said:

Henri Richard has died at 84


I always loved the Canadiens.  Richard was great.  RIP

 

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Ken King, longtime Calgary Flames exec, dead at 68.

 

Cause unknown, but it was pretty well known he was fighting cancer for a while, so I'm guessing it should be obvious.

 

^AP Hockey Writer, credible source

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Guy Lafleur sounds like he is doing alright,  getting better after surgery  for lung cancer. 

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He was 66, and played 70 games in the NHL between the Canucks and Oilers (and not considering the WHA years).

 

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Played 102 games in the NHL for the Bruins, Red Wings and Golden Seals, but became a major star playing 352 games for the New England Whalers of the WHA, playing for them for all 6 seasons of the league's existence and winning the WHA championship once. Post playing career, he was head coach of the Rangers and Kings

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2 hours ago, CastAway said:

 

Played 102 games in the NHL for the Bruins, Red Wings and Golden Seals, but became a major star playing 352 games for the New England Whalers of the WHA, playing for them for all 6 seasons of the league's existence and winning the WHA championship once. Post playing career, he was head coach of the Rangers and Kings


There’s the card I remember owning as a young lad.

RIP

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57 minutes ago, Sir Creep said:


There’s the card I remember owning as a young lad.

RIP

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I can almost smell the crappy bubblegum wafer stick that came with them.

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13 minutes ago, Banana said:

 

Finished last round of treatment https://www.thescore.com/nhl/news/1970028

https://www.cancer.org/cancer/stomach-cancer/treating/by-stage.html

 

I'm obviously not a doctor, but given the info in your previous link with the article about his initial diagnosis, and combined with this info in my link, it's an educated guess that his cancer was stage 2 or 3.  I don't think it was stage 1 because of the "fight of your life" phrasing by his doctor and the fact that he has apparently had both surgery and chemo.  If it's stage 2, the 5-year survival rate is 35%.  If it's stage 3, the 5-year survival rate is 25%.  Unless he had stage 4 (5% 5-year survival rate), he's probably good for this year and even likely to survive 2021.  

 

If there are people here who want to offer up a more expert opinion, I'm all ears.  

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