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Nick Boynton's Post Career Struggles with addiction and concussions

Discussion in 'Rick Middleton's Pron 'Stache: Bruins Forum' started by Smiling Joe Hesketh, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Smiling Joe Hesketh

    Smiling Joe Hesketh All Hail King Boron Dope

  2. The Allented Mr Ripley

    The Allented Mr Ripley holden Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    Wow. That really deserves its own thread.

    Edit: Both the Boynton column and the Senators thing, actually.
  3. CoolPapaBellhorn

    CoolPapaBellhorn Member SoSH Member

    That's a tough read. Good for him for putting it out there.

    It appears to be the Bruins that he's talking about here:

    Boynton was traded twice in the off-season, once by Boston (to Phoenix) and once by Phoenix (to Florida). As recently as 2015, he was working for the Coyotes, so there would seem to be no bad blood there. The Bruins were also his first NHL team, and the place where he played the most, so his friend's surprise would make sense.

    Even if it is the Bruins, the two events could be unrelated, but that's not a great look.
  4. luckysox

    luckysox Eeyore Bronze Supporter SoSH Member

    Bullshit they’re unrelated. And it’s not even an ok look, though I suspect its a common one. Hopefully his story makes a difference, but, like the NFL, the league and teams are businesses and the ONLY thing that will change this sort of thing is if it affects the bottom line.
  5. Salem's Lot

    Salem's Lot Andy Moog! Andy God Damn Moog! SoSH Member

    Peter Chiarelli was hired between the time that he told someone with the team about his issues and when he was traded. There’s a chance that Chiarelli just didn’t like him as a player.
  6. lexrageorge

    lexrageorge Member SoSH Member

    There were quite a bit of changes going on around the same time. O'Connell was fired, an interim GM was named, then Chiarelli was hired. Coach Mike Sullivan was replaced with Dave Lewis.
  7. timlinin8th

    timlinin8th Member SoSH Member

  8. joe dokes

    joe dokes Member SoSH Member

    Until the last few paragraphs, I felt like I was reading a suicide note.

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