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Quick and Dirty Google Translate of Marc de Foy’s Gino Story

As Reported in the Montreal Journal, December 3 2013

Quick and Dirty Google Translate of Marc de Foy’s Gino Story

As Reported in the Montreal Journal, December 3 2013

Gino Odjick crosses — times difficult . Last week, he drove his father to his final resting place . This weekend , he was admitted to hospital for problems related concussions he suffered during his hockey career .

Odjick was conducted in a very agitated psychiatric ward of the Centre hospitalier Pierre -Janet , Gatineau state from Kitigan — Zibi Algonquin community near Maniwaki .

He grew up in this community until he left the family home at 17 to go play with the Hawkesbury Hawks , led by Bob Hartley .

Odjick has always claimed that none of these concussions are the result of the many battles he has delivered in the exercise of his profession Vindicator . It is highly doubtful .

Also, in an interview he had given me through the revelations made by Chris Nilan there two years , he had confessed to struggling with post- traumatic sequelae.

“When you eat blows to the head , it is hard for the brain,” he said .


Odjick seemed to not be too bad when I joined the hospital in late yesterday .

“I am here because of my problems with concussions ,” said he said.

“Since I ‘m retired from hockey in 2002, I spent 32 months in hospital . “


It is not far from three years , all that.

People who know and who know that fond of experiencing cognitive impairment.

Fans who have seen during his visit to the show ‘s hall last week , have found .

A website reported that he was frozen like a bullet. This is the image that usually projects a person in the state Odjick .

Speech problems , incoherent , behavior disorder .

Depression is also one of the symptoms.


Fortunately, Odjick was taken in hand at the right time by people who want his property. Because everyone loves .

He expected to be discharged from the hospital shortly during our conversation.

Unfortunately, Odjick is not out of the woods . As evidence , the false statement he made me .

“With the help of Marc Bergevin, Michel Therrien has made ​​an appointment for me with Dr. Vincent Lacroix, Chief Medical Officer of Canadian, he said. I’ll take tests at McGill University. “

Checking with Dr. Lacroix and Therrien , it is not.

«First news I have ,” said Dr. Lacroix, who I came quite by chance before the game between the Canadiens and the Devils.

As seen on TV the other day, Odjick is a being deeply confused in dire need of help.

We were also able to see in the documentary presented Brawlers Inc. Discovery Channel there ten days .

His story is in addition to many other former fighters who have seen their health take a serious blow , both during their careers after having hung up their skates .


National League seems to have already forgotten that Derek Boogaard , Rick Rypien and Wade Belak , all fighters , died in the space of a few weeks in 2011 because of their discomfort consecutive poor mental health.

Bob Probert was swept away by a heart attack on his boat on a beautiful summer day , there are three years.

Studies done on his brain showed that he suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The diagnosis was the same in the case of Reggie Fleming, a tough 1960 .

Probert was 45 years old .

Odjick celebrated 43 years in September.

His father, who earned his living everywhere in America as assembler structures in steel skyscrapers , had told him in the days before his departure for the hereafter to marry before his 44th birthday.

But Gino most important think for the moment. He must take care of his health.

NHL and its teams for which he has reaped dividends have a duty to help him