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On 9.8.2017 at 07:38, RishCast said:

Eddie Olczyk, former player, most notably for the Chicago Blackhawks as well as former head coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins, has been diagnosed with colon cancer.

 

Reading between the lines, it seems to have been caught early, and non-metastasised colon cancer has a very good chance of recovery, but just in case I'm reading things wrong, I'm putting it in here! He might just turn out to be a good risk to take for some of the DPs which allow US obits (or, if DDP rules change next year, DDP and other similarly ruled DPs as well).

Eddie Olczyk "has to deal with cancer (stage III colon cancer) for the rest of his life":

 

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/hockey/blackhawks/ct-spt-blackhawks-eddie-olczyk-cancer-20171110-story.html

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Johnny Bower, a Canadian Ice Hockey player who played in the NHL for the New York Rangers (1953-1957) and the Toronto Maple Leafs (1958-1970), has died aged 93. He was listed in the 100 Greatest NHL Players - a DDP Pick.

 

Edit: Daily Mail obituary.

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7 minutes ago, RobertMugabe said:

Hardy Kruger is 90 next year. 

Place on Sir Creep's DDP team assured.

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23 hours ago, drol said:

Place on Sir Creep's DDP team assured.

He gets a ‘C’ on his sweater in fact

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7 hours ago, CastAway said:

Oldest living former NHLer Chick Webster has died:

http://www.martynfh.com/book-of-memories/3240867/Webster-John-Robert-Chick/service-details.php

 

No obit yet that I can find, either local or international. This should make Jim Conacher the new oldest living former NHLer at 96. 

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47 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

"He played his first and only NHL game with the New York Rangers on March 13, 1948 against the Montreal Canadiens at the Montreal Forum."
He really shattered some barriers there.  Can't count all the Chinese in the NHL since. 

OTOH, I'm sure in his one and only game he exposed the chink in the armor of the Montreal defence.

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Not to be lost is what isn't being said outright: It took the NHL 1 game and 1 game only to realize the Chinese had no business in a hockey rink.  
 

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6 minutes ago, Sir Creep said:

Not to be lost is what isn't being said outright: It took the NHL 1 game and 1 game only to realize the Chinese had no business in a hockey rink.  
 

 

Lacist.

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20 hours ago, Joey Russ said:

Perhaps the next Sasha Lakovic in line, Lyle Odelein faces some serious health issues.

I think you're right overall, that unless you are a top 5 hockey star in your era, getting a UK obit is going to be a challenge.  That said, Odelein had an actual career vs Lakovich's 'cup of coffee' in the NHL, as they say.  Even if Lyle was a lock-cinch to die, that obit is going to be worrisome for DDP purposes.  At least I've come to that conclusion.
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Sasha was always a 90% chance he never obit's name,Lyle will be a 50/50 gambit because of how long his NHL career was.

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At least 14 members of a Canadian junior hockey team from Saskatchewan are dead after their team bus was T-boned by a semi yesterday afternoon.

 

https://www.tsn.ca/rcmp-say-14-people-killed-in-bus-crash-involving-humboldt-broncos-1.1049577

 

No official confirmations yet, but the names of some of the victims are starting to trickle out.

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15 dead 17 injured presently.  NHL teams were wearing ‘Broncos’ on their jerseys where name goes.  

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On 3/30/2018 at 12:18, Joey Russ said:

Perhaps the next Sasha Lakovic in line, Lyle Odelein faces some serious health issues.

Odelein is improving according to some tweets, likely reducing the chances of me moving on to the semifinals in the deathlist cup...

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They’re still very mum about his exact ailment though.  Have you found anything out Joey?

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3 hours ago, Sir Creep said:

They’re still very mum about his exact ailment though.  Have you found anything out Joey?

A combination of pneumonia and blood poisoning... 

 

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16 minutes ago, Sir Creep said:

Bill Dineen, who had the distinction of being Eric Lindros’ first NHL coach, died early Saturday morning at his home in Lake George, New York. He was 84.
Dineen won two WHA titles coaching the Aeros and two Stanley Cups as a player with the Red Wings. A member of the AHL Hall of Fame, Dineen also coached the Adirondack Red Wings from 1983 through 1988-89.
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He's been dead a little longer than early Saturday morning.  Re-check the story :-).

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