Found November 12, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
PLAYERS: Blake Geoffrion
from Scott Radley of the Hamilton Spectator, Six hours earlier, they’d settled into their seats in Montreal’s Bell Centre to watch their son play on the family’s ancestral ice. Now it was just after 1 a.m. on Saturday and the doctors had popped out into the waiting room with some knee-buckling news. Surgery had removed a silver dollar-sized chunk of Blake Geoffrion’s skull and replaced it with a titanium plate. The convulsions had stopped. But his future rode on the next half-hour. “They said, ‘In 30 minutes, when we run another CT scan, if the brain swells, Blake could be waking up with brain damage,’” his dad says. The story Danny Geoffrion tells of what happened Friday night — the part that starts after the clip you saw on the sports shows — is every sports parent’s nightmare. Even the parent of a pro athlete. continued

Today in Lockout Nation: November 13th, 2012

TODAY’S LINKS Defenseman brings toughness to Predators Experts’ picks for Class of 2013 CBA sticking point casts cloud over Hall of Fame induction ceremony NHL lockout: Messages mixed on progress in labour talks  Gill, Hannan praise Hall of Fame class Blake Geoffrion’s father: ‘We’re lucky that he’s alive’ Geoffrion moved out of intensive care Peculiar negotiation...
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