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Word is Jimmy Hayes, former NHLer and brother of the Flyers’ Kevin Hayes has died. 

 

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1 hour ago, Banana said:

Word is Jimmy Hayes, former NHLer and brother of the Flyers’ Kevin Hayes has died. 

 

Confirmed by a thousand sources now:

https://www.cbssports.com/nhl/news/jimmy-hayes-former-nhl-player-and-boston-college-champion-dead-at-31/

 

No reason given so far.

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Jan Suchý, sometimes called "European Bobby Orr" who played for Czechoslovakia (1968 Grenoble olympics silver medalist, silver medal in four World Championships: 1965 Tampere (Czechoslovakia's Jozef Golonka as scoring leader), 1966 Ljubljana, 1971 Bern/Geneva and 1974 Helsinki and three-time world championship bronze medalist) and was the first European on the NHL protected list and initial (1969 and 1970) Golden Hockey stick winner dead aged 76.

https://www.hcdukla.cz/clanek.asp?id=12514

Apparently also caused the deaths of a few people in 1971 while drunk driving.

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Double Stanley Cup winner Fred Stanfield of the Boston Bruins (1970, '72), has died aged 77.

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Jack Egers, who played 284 games in the NHL between 1969-70 and 1975-76, has died. He was 72. Egers split his time with the New York Rangers (two stints), St. Louis Blues and Washington Capitals.

 

https://www.kitchenertoday.com/kitchener-rangers/former-rangers-player-jack-egers-has-passed-away-4332965

 

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16 hours ago, alt obits guy said:

Jack Egers, who played 284 games in the NHL between 1969-70 and 1976-76, has died. He was 72. Egers split his time with the New York Rangers (two stints), St. Louis Blues and Washington Capitals.

 

https://www.kitchenertoday.com/kitchener-rangers/former-rangers-player-jack-egers-has-passed-away-4332965

 

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If there is something unique and/or interesting about a sports figure, abd at least half the time IF YOU READ THE OBIT you’ll discover there is, please make it part of the post, as in the following:

“Jack scored the first ever game-winning goal for the Capitals on October 17, 1974 against the Chicago Blackhawks.”

 

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1 hour ago, Sir Creep said:


If there is something unique and/or interesting about a sports figure, abd at least half the time IF YOU READ THE OBIT you’ll discover there is, please make it part of the post, as in the following:

“Jack scored the first ever game-winning goal for the Capitals on October 17, 1974 against the Chicago Blackhawks.”

 

thx

SC

 

we aren't journalists sir cunt

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Lou Angotti, who played over 650 games in the NHL with five different teams, the majority of which with the Chicago Blackhawks, has died. He was 83. Angotti also served as the first ever captain of the Philadelphia Flyers after the team selected him in the 1967 expansion draft.

 

https://www.inquirer.com/flyers/flyers-lou-angotti-original-captain-20210916.html

 

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IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation) President for 27 years, 71-year old putinite Rene Fasel and VP for 18 years, 75-year old Kalervo Kummola are finally retiring this month. Both were ice hockey players in the 1960s and the 1970s.

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Nashville Predators assistant coach Todd Richards recovering from a heart attack.  Richards is a former head coach with both Minnesota and Columbus. He played 8 games in the NHL with Hartford in the early 1990s.

 

https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/32340177/nashville-predators-assistant-coach-todd-richards-recovering-heart-attack

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17 minutes ago, alt obits guy said:

Leo Boivin, a Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman who played 1,150 NHL games with five teams combined, from the start of the 50s to the start of the 70s, has died. He was 89.

 

https://www.nhl.com/news/leo-boivin-hockey-hall-of-famer-dead-at-89/c-326911248

 

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Has the unfortunate distinction of being one of the least deserving NHL Hall of Famers (if not the least)

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Steve Carlson, a 14 year pro player who also had a role as one of the Hanson Brothers in the 1977 film Slap Shot, is fighting stage 4 cancer.

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Tony Featherstone, who played 130 games in the NHL over three non-consecutive seasons between 1969-70 and 1973-74, then played 108 more in the WHA, has died. He was 72. As the obituary notes, he played his junior hockey with the Peterborough Petes, where he amassed 89 points and 276 penalty minutes over two years.

 

https://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/sports/petes/2021/11/01/former-peterborough-petes-forward-tony-featherstone-remembered-as-tough-player.html

 

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Slightly off-topic, but after a little research I've noticed there are a few Hockey Night in Canada on-air personalities from years past who are at least 80 and still alive. According to Wikipedia, HNIC is the longest-running sports show in the world, having debuted in 1952. So, it's not surprising this is the case. Here is the list, from oldest to youngest, with their date of birth:

 

Brian McFarlane - August 10th, 1931

Dick Irvin Jr. - March 4th, 1932

Don Marshall - March 23rd, 1932

Bob Cole - June 24th, 1933

Scotty Bowman - September 18th, 1933

Don Cherry - February 5th, 1934

Jim Robson - January 17th, 1935

Harry Neale - March 9th, 1937

Jiggs McDonald - November 28th, 1938

Bobby Hull - January 3rd, 1939

Lou Nanne - June 2nd, 1941.

 

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Charlie Burns, who played a combined 749 games in the NHL between 1958-59 and 1972-73 with the Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Oakland Seals, Pittsburgh Penguins and Minnesota North Stars, and who was the North Stars head coach in two non-consecutive seasons, including one where he also played, has died. He was 85.

 

https://www.wtnh.com/news/new-haven-knighthawks-coach-nhl-player-charlie-burns-dies-at-85/

 

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Bill Reichart, who captained the US Olympic team in 1964, dead aged 86. (not a SHB IV pick).

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1 hour ago, time said:

Bill Reichart, who captained the US Olympic team in 1964, dead aged 86. (not a SHB IV pick).

 

Not eligible fwiw

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Tom Colley, who played one game with the Minnesota North Stars in 1974-75 as part of an eight-year pro career,  has died. He was 68. Colley's success came in the minor leagues, where he was a member of the AHL New Haven franchise for all eight years of his pro career.

 

https://theahl.com/tom-colley-1953-2021

 

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Former player Troy Murray opens up about his cancer diagnosis, though no specifics about the type/stage of cancer.

 

Requisite trivia for the thread: Murray had a respectable NHL career; a Stanley Cup, a Selke Trophy, a Gold Medal captaining Team Canada at the World Juniors, and scored 584 points in 914 games. Currently does the broadcasts for Chicago games

 

Requisite Card:

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