Boston Bruins Gazette
Its seems hockey is emotionally exhausting from every angle these days. It is no different for the Boston Bruins organization. Their offices have received a roller coaster of news in the past week.
For those who expressed their support when they heard of Brett MacLean
`s heart trouble in June, there was some bad news this week. After technically dying when his heart stopped during a pickup game with friends and being revived by a team of bystanders, Brett`s future seemed uncertain. Early reports had him on a fast track to recovery, and tweets from the player himself had him running and getting back on track. Sadly, MacLean required doctors to implant a cardiac defibrillator, that will shock his heart if it begins to beat irregularly. Doctor`s have ruled out the possibility of any contact sport in the future for MacLean, and thus the bright career of a young prospect is dimmed. The Boston Bruins have made a sizable contribution to Brett`s new cause, touring schools and universities to preach the importance of learning CPR.
As a silver lining for fans, the hometown favorite Scott Parse
has returned after two years of arduous hip surgeries. He had to have one hip reflexor worked on in the 10-11 season(4points in 5 games) which saw a whole season written off, only to have a great start to the 11-12 season (2 goals in 9 games) stopped by a double hip reconstruction surgery, wiping out another season. Scott restarted his training during summer, and last night he scored one goal, followed by the assist for the game winner in minor hockey action. Fans couldn`t be happier, and staff couldn`t be prouder of this amazing young man that just won`t take no for an answer. Greensman was quoted as saying, "he`s the most devoted guy in the room everyday, and has a daunting work ethic. We resigned Scott during his injuries without hesitation. It was a move to ensure that WHEN Scott does play NHL hockey, it will be for the Bruins. His development and recovery will dictate what the timeframe will be. We`re in no rush."
Sad moments, rewarding moments and lockouts... hockey is an emotionally exhausting sport.
Edited by greensman, 06 October 2012 - 10:03 AM.