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Excellent story. Dan seems to be a very nice young man and a great addition.
I lost my dad at a younger age so I can really relate to this story. Lapointe has a good outlook on life. Great Story!
I also lost my father at a very young age. In fact yesterday was the 54th anniversary of his death. I was four years old and remember him leaving the house that last time as he stopped at the front door, turned, and said "goodbye, Alan". I never saw him again as my Mother thought it best not to let me go to the funeral. The ironic thing was that he was driving a group of Scouts when he had a stroke. He was taking them to a Komet game.
I enter this post for everyone lucky enough to have their parents still with them.
Take a moment to call them, or hug them, or let them know that you love them. Don't put it off. Time waits for no one.
I would give everything I own to be able to spend 30 seconds with both my Mother and my Father.
Chris Francis made very similar comments about honoring his deceased father (coach) with each hockey game he played. Both young men have impressed me.
I also lost my father at a young age. As a matter of fact I was also 15 when my father passed. I can really relate. Great article Blake
Great story. Both of his relatives were gritty hard working NHLers and clearly he has followed in their footsteps.
I would be surprised if an AHL team doesn't at least give him a look next year assuming he plays well this season.
Wise and thoughtful words, Alan. Not to mention excellent advice.
Great aricle, Blake. Thanks for your story too, Alan. I try everyday to do what you suggest we all do.
I've had 3 strokes in the past year.....it sure makes me appreciate life more and more each time. My 10 year old kiddo takes good care of me after each one, and is very happy to have me at the rink for all his practices and games, so I can very much relate. Poor guy....I, too, lost a parent, although it was when I was 15. It sucks at any age.