[Hockey, 脳震とう] 元PensのDownie、Twitterで魂の告白+NHLを痛烈批判

Pensにいた頃、Steve Downieはいわゆる“enforcer”と呼ばれる、ギャングの用心棒みたいな選手だった。ファンがDownieを出せ!と言うのは、得点が欲しいとき、守備固めをしたいときではない。対戦相手が危険で汚いプレイを仕掛けてきたとき、その報復を叫ぶときだ。Downieは小柄だし、無鉄砲さだけが取り柄みたいなenforcerだった。

Former NHLer Steve Downie tees off on Don Cherry, Coyotes in Twitter rant

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/steve-downie-twitter-rant-1.3911935

Former NHLer Steve Downie went on a Twitter rant Friday, calling out everything from the Arizona Coyotes to the NHL’s approach to concussions to hockey commentator Don Cherry.

この一連のぶちまけtweet、なんだか祖国に裏切られ、ひどい目にあわされた帰還兵の告白みたい。

「自国を敵から守るため、上官に指示された通りにミサイルを発射したり狙撃したりしたけど、いま振り返ってみるとあれは人間として許されない行為だった。遺族となった妻や子どもたちは僕を恨んでいるだろうか。軍はPTSDや脳損傷の後遺症に苦しむ仲間たちの面倒も見てくれず、幹部連中は嘘つきで腐っている。兵士になんかなるんじゃなかった…」

あるいは武器そのものと言うべきか。Pens時代にはスター選手を体を張って守っていた(つもりだった)かもしれないけれど、TBL時代には、そのスター選手を標的にしていた。
Steve Downie’s Cheap Shot On Sidney Crosby (3-14-2010)

別の元PensのNHLerは外傷性脳損傷のせいで選手生命がどうこうどころではない、非常に厳しい状況にあると伝えられているし、「ホッケー・ファンになんかなるんじゃなかった…」ですよ。心労が大きすぎる。 😥


以下@stevedownie23より抜粋

Arizona Coyotesのこき下ろし

  • Another classless move done by tippet. This really put over the edge last year and made me quit on az.
  • The way they treated big John Scott. I remember watching tippet laugh at big John working his ass off for the team.
  • Classless. John Scott is the best team mate I’ve seen in a long time
  • My last game I played for the coyotes.. dave the man tippet didn’t let me skate for 4 days not even a morning skate.
  • Then he randomly wants me in his line up .. Fucking classless
  • Collin Campbell asked John Scott if his kids were going to be embarrassed that he’s going to all star game. Whatajoke
  • John gets mad at Collin and tells him off then AZ trades him haha who’s the puppet
  • AZ coyotes flys Christian Thomas from Minnesota to Providence after sending him down. He makes it to Providence just in time for the game.
  • Christian had season ending injury that night. Not fair. If I was an agent I would not let any of my players go any where near that team

脳震とう、有害な『ホッケー文化』

  • Bigras of the Avalanche has been stuck in a hotel for three weeks with a concussion. I wish I knew I would have got him the help he needed
  • But I would have have did it three weeks earlier. NHL + concussions equal fucking joke
  • That hit is what happens when you watch don cherry rock em sock em videos from age 5 to 18. Nothing good comes from those vids
  • I just did what I had to do to play. I still think about what I did to Dean macomond and what I caused him to go through with his family.
  • But again, I did what don cherry said to do every Saturday night. Just fucking disgusted when I look back. Wish I never played.
  • Sorry Don, but you called me a pussy for wearing a visor and trying to protect my eyes. Sad thing is I listened to you.

Arizona CoyotesとPhiladelphia Flyers、脳震とうの扱いの差

  • The difference between a classy organization and a classless organization.
  • I got a concussion with Arizona they don’t call or check up. They actually sent me to a knee doctor haha
  • When I got a concussion in Philly i spent 3 days in the hospital bed. Ed Snider came and sat next to me just to make sure I was doing OK.

早速バックラッシュも。


Downieのぶちまけtweetは議論にあたいする。これまでDon Cherry(カナダ・ホッケー界の大ボス)について、正面切って批判するホッケー関係者はいなかった。

On Steve Downie, Don Cherry and Violence in Hockey Culture – Silver Seven

http://www.silversevensens.com/2016/12/24/14075372/on-steve-downie-don-cherry-and-violence-in-hockey-culture

[…] These are the consequences of the brand of hockey Cherry advocates for. Yet when faced with the real-life stories and tragedies of these same players, Don called them “a bunch of pukes”. These are players who supposedly followed Don’s code, they’re his guys but Cherry can’t (or won’t) hear it. That’s why Downie’s comments are worth discussing, because no one of any standing has ever gone after Cherry for this hypocrisy before. Ever.

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