the hit by Patrice Cormier

you'll be hearing a lot about this. I wrote that last post about fights, made some soup from scratch (I have a habit of cooking late at night), and kept Twitter open on the screen and a hockey-related retweet with these words showed up: "Tam is conscious in hospital. The trauma is described as somewhere between severe concussion and death..." obviously, it's been a week of extremely disturbing news far beyond the world of sports (and in sports, the sudden death of a Bears player Sunday morning)...

this explains it a bit more (of course it's a screenshot so these aren't actual links. and I didn't feel like watching the video yet.) I'm not sure I'll have anything to add to the debate, but I hope for the best for Mikael Tam, victim of a hit by juniors Team Canada captain Patrice Cormier. earlier this evening I'd been reading a very disturbing book about junior hockey in Canada (getting into some stuff that's far heavier than what I address on this blog, though I may discuss it), and...well, I should just go to bed.


1 comment:

Shelby Rose said...

I hope he's suspended for life. No room for that in junior hockey or ANY hockey.