Friday, October 10, 2008

Luc Bourdon's tribute - not a dry eye in the house

RIP Luc - we miss you so much


JH29 said...

The Bourdon and Cherepanov accidents are tragic, for their families and the NHL. The question is whether these accidents can be prevented in the future. Maybe better testing on the NHL's part for the Cherepanov situation and educating the players (youngsters) on dangerous activities such as motorcycle etc... Just seems like more should/can be done to prevent tragedies like these from occuring in the future.... My thoughts.

Sarah said...

The Cherepanov situation is one thing - he had an existing condition that was missed, and there are questions about the standard of rinkside medical attention he received when he collapsed.

Possibly the tragedy was avoidable, but I guess only the experts really know if that is the case or not.

Such a terrible waste of an amazing young talent, though :(

As for Luc - he was well aware of the "dangers" of motorcycling, that's exactly its appeal, the adrenaline. No amount of education would have helped, and I don't honestly believe it is the club's place to curtail the freedoms of their players.

I wish he hadn't taken that bike out that day, of course I do, I still cry when I think of the last time I saw him play, but I guess I respect that he had the right to take those risks.

It's a tricky one.

RIP Luc, RIP Alexei