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Mental Health • TBI • Cannabis • Fungi Advocate • @ch5foundation • @decrimchicago • @made_plant • 2x @StanleyCup Champ • Founder/CEO @wesanahealth
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Oct 2, 2021 11 tweets 5 min read
1) Happy to see some current @NHL players sticking up for themselves

@NHLPA where you at?

@RobinLehner & @jackeichel’s treatment by the @BuffaloSabres is in no way an isolated incident

I’m sure you could dig up thousands of stories just like it

Some are worse….. 2) His name was Steve Montador

He was my best friend

He was cleared for 19 concussions in the NHL

He was cleared for 4 concussions in a span of 12 weeks while we played together on the @NHLBlackhawks

His 16th, 17th, 18th & 19th brain injury in just 571 NHL games…
Nov 30, 2019 6 tweets 6 min read
I’m hearing disturbing stories coming out of the @uLethbridge and it’s hockey program

It is an ongoing problem for the women’s program currently

Former coaches of the university include Mike Babcock and Bill Peters

Why am I not surprised?

#hockey #abuse 2/ I missed this story when it came out years ago

@uLethbridge seems to have a serious problem on their hands

#hockey #abuse

Nov 27, 2019 4 tweets 2 min read
People are asking me to say something good about hockey coaches

The best coach I had in minor hockey was Rob Gibb, in the @OHLHockey it was Greg Gilbert, in @TheAHL I can’t name one and in the @NHL it was John Stevens and Joel Quenneville

Not a bad word to say about them Rob Gibb with Humberview Huskies AA club bc he showed me what it meant to be a leader & gave me all the confidence in the world as a player

Greg Gilbert in Mississauga was a master at teaching me systems of the game helping 2 keep my head on straight after the 54 game suspension
Nov 14, 2019 6 tweets 2 min read
I worshipped at the alter of hockey. I perked up when Don Cherry said things like “listen up kids” when he described violence in hockey & what being a real man looks like...And I listened. When I was abused as a minor at the hands of coaches & teammates, I shut up & moved on... 2/ ...bc, well, that’s what a real man does. I also became the bully. I became a person in the hockey world that I can’t recognize today & I never want to be again. The hockey world is small & Jess Allen is right about it being a sport for privileged, predominantly white boys
May 3, 2019 9 tweets 6 min read
A thread about Gary Bettman, the NHL & how the league of denial used Todd Ewen’s case to cast doubt on a link between repeated brain injuries and CTE

Thank you to @rwesthead for covering the concussion hearing in depth

#NHL #FridayReads #CTE

tsn.ca/widow-of-forme… 2/ The widow of Todd Ewen sued the National Hockey League on Tuesday, claiming the #NHL cynically exploited a botched analysis of her husband’s brain, which later tested positive for #CTE

Even in death, former players are not safe

#FridayFeeIing #TBI

Jan 15, 2019 11 tweets 4 min read
I couldn’t sleep last night (still on LA time)

For wtv reason, the first time I met Steve Montador popped into my head & so I decided to write about it instead of ruminating in bed with the thoughts of our first meeting

It was after the 2006-2007 season & I had just played... 2/ 18 games with the @ArizonaCoyotes

I was 22

I was asked to do @heylandsberg’s Off The Record show

It was my first real interview on tv where I wasn’t dressed in hockey equipment and delivering the standard hockey answers that r so ingrained in us...
Jan 14, 2019 12 tweets 10 min read
With the opt in/out date deadline on Jan 18th 4 the @NHL #concussion lawsuit I wanted to revisit this breakdown from @SheillaDingus on the red flags of the settlement:

1/ A potential life & death situation is noted, in which the #NHL says “live or die...

advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/nhl-concussion… we don’t care, just don’t ask us for any money.” Players are instructed to file a claim from the Additional Payment Fund—if they live long enough

2/ The NHL control of testing procedure immediately drew a red flag. It is notable that the cost of testing is NOT included....
Dec 30, 2018 10 tweets 8 min read
Colin Campbell, the long-time disciplinarian — now the senior executive vice-president of hockey operations with the @NHL — is shown in correspondence to term anti-violence advocates alternately as “greenpeace pukes” & “tree huggers”

#SundayMorning #SundayFunday #SundayThoughts 2/ In a 2009 email to @TSN_Sports & Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) Campbell seeks counsel in an apparent desire to help remove fighting from the game: “I hated fighting . . . had to do it though . . . particularly in the 70’s, but it is stupid.”
Nov 24, 2018 15 tweets 5 min read

The year is 2002-2003 I am 17 turning 18 yrs old & it’s my @NHL draft year

I moved away from home, family & friends, to play hockey in the @OHLHockey for the @StingHockey
I endured daily bullying/abuse at the hands of veteran players

Below is my story... 2/ Moving away from everyone you’ve ever known is hard

Living with strangers is, well, strange

Going to a new high school isn’t easy

Daily practices, workouts, long travel times for games are grueling

Playing against 21 yr olds when you are 17 is intimidating

Having your...
Nov 7, 2018 10 tweets 3 min read
After seeing all of the negative messages towards Stan Bowman, I’d like to take this opportunity to tell @NHLBlackhawks fans how Stan Bowman helped save my life.

1/ I blew my ACL out on January 2nd 2012 & had surgery to repair my ligament. I was on a one year deal at close to... 2/ league minimum. When I came to the #Blackhawks, I had made several lifestyle changes. The most significant being I was clean and sober for the for the first time in my career. From everything. No NyQuil. No alcohol. No opiates. No weed. Nothing. I did 90 meetings in 90 days...
Jun 25, 2018 4 tweets 5 min read
1/Bettman was consistent in answering the many questions in his deposition: Because there is no medical or scientific certainty, he said, there is no reason to warn @NHL players about the risks of #CTE Nor is there reason, even after the premature deaths...washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-n… 2/in recent years of several #NHL “enforcers” such as Bob Probert , Wade Belak, Rick Rypien, Derek Boogaard & Steve Montador to look for a link between fighting in hockey & brain injuries. “I think the sample has been too small,” Bettman said... #tbi washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-n…
Jun 19, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
1/ This is an anecdote that describes seeing & riding a punch in boxing. When a boxer sees the hit coming, they are trained to brace for it appropriately. They ride the hit @NHL #tbi realclearscience.com/blog/2014/01/t… 2/ So take the 2 anecdotes I just posted together. If you don’t see the hit, you’re at greater risk for injury. If you are able to see the hit and are conditioned to take hits safely, you are less likely to get injured. This is a corner stone to what @clarkjf is trying to do.
May 2, 2018 4 tweets 5 min read
1/ If u have played the game the way I have, this clip is not that difficult to break down. Notice Wilson’s right skate before or at the initial point of contact. It is leaving the ice intentionally, which means he thrusts his body into an upward direction, which is towards the 2/ head of Reese. If we look at the left skate during the point of contact, Wilson is rising up onto his toe, as if he is trying to jump, hence the reason he ended up sitting on the dasher of his own bench after the hit. It is clear that Reese sees Wilson coming but that has very