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Curt Ridley, who played a combined 104 games in nets for the New York Rangers, Vancouver Canucks and Toronto Maple Leafs between 1974-75 and 1980-81, has died. He was 70. Ridley played the bulk of those games with Vancouver during the 1976-77 and 1977-78 seasons.

 

https://www.markerzone.com/news/index.php?no=74913

 

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Bob McCammon, who spent more than a decade as a minor league player before transitioning to a coach, eventually leading the Philadelphia Flyers in 1978-79 and again from 1981-82 through 1983-84 before a four-year stint with the Vancouver Canucks from 1987-88 through 1990-91, has died. He was 80. McCammon was also an assistant with the Edmonton Oilers in 1985-86 and again from 1995-96 through 1997-98.

 

https://theprovince.com/sports/hockey/nhl/vancouver-canucks/former-canucks-coach-bob-mccammon-was-one-of-the-characters-of-the-game

 

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On 23/12/2021 at 22:07, alt obits guy said:

Bob McCammon, who spent more than a decade as a minor league player before transitioning to a coach, eventually leading the Philadelphia Flyers in 1978-79 and again from 1981-82 through 1983-84 before a four-year stint with the Vancouver Canucks from 1987-88 through 1990-91, has died. He was 80. McCammon was also an assistant with the Edmonton Oilers in 1985-86 and again from 1995-96 through 1997-98.

 

https://theprovince.com/sports/hockey/nhl/vancouver-canucks/former-canucks-coach-bob-mccammon-was-one-of-the-characters-of-the-game

 

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That means the head and assistant coaches died 6 months apart.


Whenever they describe a sports figure as a ‘character’ that means they are either really dumb and/or a drunk.  This makes Sir Cunto the biggest character on DL.

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12 minutes ago, Sir Cunto said:


That means the head and assistant coaches died 6 months apart.


Whenever they describe a sports figure as a ‘character’ that means they are either really dumb and/or a drunk.  This makes Sir Cunto the biggest character on DL.

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Leaving an open goal there, really;. :D

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On 09/02/2021 at 18:43, Banana said:

2021 update list of oldest players

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Steve Wochy 54 GP December 25, 1922
Johnny Peirson 545 GP July 21, 1925 - April 16, 2021
Emile Francis 95 GP September 13, 1926
Val Delory 1 GP February 14, 1927
Fern Perreault 3 GP March 31, 1927 - September 13, 2021
George Robertson 31 GP May 11, 1927 - January 9, 2021
Frank Ashworth 18 GP October 16, 1927 - July 30, 2021
Tom McGrattan 1 GP October 19, 1927
Edward Leier 16 GP November 3, 1927
Marty Pavelich 633 GP November 6, 1927
Phil Samis 2 GP December 28, 1927
Jack Gordon 36 GP March 3, 1928
Norman Lowe 3 GP April 15, 1928 - June 29, 2021
Louis Denis 3 GP June 7, 1928
Ed Sandford 503 GP August 20, 1928
Hugh Coflin 31 GP December 15, 1928 - April 30, 2021
Steve Witiuk 33 GP January 8, 1929
Joe Crozier 5 GP February 19, 1929
Vic Stasiuk 745 GP May 23, 1929
Reg Abbott 3 GP February 4, 1930
Bob Chrystal 132 GP April 3, 1930
Jackie McLeod 106 GP April 30, 1930
George Armstrong 1188 GP July 6, 1930 - January 24, 2021
Guyle Fielder 9 GP November 21, 1930
Paul Masnick 232 GP April 14, 1931
Ron Hurst 64 GP May 18, 1931
Len Haley 30 GP September 15, 1931
Glenn Hall 906 GP October 3, 1931
Bruce Cline 30 GP November 14, 1931
Willie Marshall 33 GP December 1, 1931
Fred Hucul 162 GP December 4, 1931

 

 

 

2022 list:

 

Player Games Cups Birthdate - Deathdate
Steve Wochy 54 GP 0 December 25, 1922
Emile Francis 95 GP 0 September 13, 1926 - February 19, 2022
Val Delory 1 GP 0 February 14, 1927 - November 5, 2022
Tom McGrattan 1 GP 0 October 19, 1927
Edward Leier 16 GP 0 November 3, 1927
Marty Pavelich 633 GP 4 November 6, 1927
Phil Samis 2 GP 1 December 28, 1927 - January 11, 2022
Jack Gordon 36 GP 0 March 3, 1928 - June 27, 2022
Louis Denis 3 GP 0 June 7, 1928 - October 11, 2022
Ed Sandford 503 GP 0 August 20, 1928
Steve Witiuk 33 GP 0 January 8, 1929
Joe Crozier 5 GP 0 February 19, 1929 - October 11, 2022
Vic Stasiuk 745 GP 2 May 23, 1929
Reg Abbott 3 GP 0 February 4, 1930
Bob Chrystal 132 GP 0 April 3, 1930
Jackie McLeod 106 GP 0 April 30, 1930
Guyle Fielder 9 GP 0 November 21, 1930
Paul Masnick 232 GP 1 April 14, 1931
Ron Hurst 64 GP 0 May 18, 1931
Len Haley 30 GP 0 September 15, 1931
Glenn Hall 906 GP 1 October 3, 1931
Bruce Cline 30 GP 0 November 14, 1931
Willie Marshall 33 GP 0 December 1, 1931
Fred Hucul 162 GP 0 December 4, 1931
Don Marshall 1176 GP 5 March 23, 1932
Dave Gatherum 3 GP 0 March 28, 1932
Don Poile 67 GP 0 June 1, 1932
Jean-Guy Talbot 1066 GP 7 July 11, 1932
Pete Conacher 229 GP 0 July 29, 1932
Gene Achtymichuk 32 GP 0 September 7, 1932
Marcel Bonin 545 GP 4 September 12, 1932
Alex Delvecchio 1550 GP 3 December 4, 1932
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On 03/01/2022 at 02:39, Banana said:

 

2022 list:

 

Player Games Cups Birthdate - Deathdate
       
Phil Samis 2 GP 1 December 28, 1927
       

Phil Samis being reported dead: 

 

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Hanson brother Steve Carlson rings the bell:

 

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Randy Boyd, who played over 250 games in the NHL from 1981-82 through 1988-89, amassing 87 points and 328 penalty minutes, has died. He was 59. Boyd also played briefly with the famed Hanson Brothers, with the AHL's Baltimore Skipjacks, on a line with Steve Carlson aka Steve Hanson (himself dealing with stage 4 cancer).

 

https://www.hockeyfeed.com/nhl-news/former-nhler-and-hanson-brothers-linemate-randy-boyd-passes-away-at-just-59-years-old

 

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Emile Francis, the Hall of Fame former New York Rangers coach and GM has died at the age of 95, the team announced Saturday. No cause of death was given.

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Ivan Miroshnichenko, one of the top prospects in the 2022 entry draft, is currently receiving long term care for undisclosed 'serious health problems'.

 

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Gordon Kannegiesser, who played 19 games for the St. Louis Blues in 1967-68 and another 4 games for the team in 1971-72, has died. He was 76. Kannegiesser also played 123 games in the WHA for the Houston Aeros and 4 for the Indianapolis Racers between 1972-73 and 1974-75.

 

https://www.baytoday.ca/local-news/local-former-nhler-passes-away-at-76-5146966

 

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17 minutes ago, Captain Hemlock said:

Jean Potvin, who played mostly for the New York Islanders alongside his  more famous brother Denis, dead at 72. Also a great broadcaster with a wild sense of humor. 
https://www.newsday.com/amp/sports/hockey/islanders/jean-potvin-dead-1.50537792

 

Was pretty dumb of me to leave him on my DDP cutting room floor

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Eugene Melnyk, owner of the Ottawa Senators NHL team, dead. 

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News on Twitter that Mike Bossy is in palliative care battling lung cancer. 

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17 minutes ago, CastAway said:

 

 

News on Twitter that Mike Bossy is in palliative care battling lung cancer. 

Wow, I think the diagnosis was known but it didn't seem that deadly yet.

3 DDP teams thought better though,.

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