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Gino Odjick last fight: battles terminal heart disease

Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:39 pm
by Betamax
via: http://www.theprovince.com/sports/hocke ... story.html

Full title here:

Gino Odjick’s last fight: Beloved Canucks enforcer battles terminal heart disease
By Ed Willes, The Province June 26, 2014 7:23 PM

A passage from the article:
Odjick has been told his time might be measured in months, if not weeks. In mid-April, shortly after the ceremony that inducted Quinn into the Canucks’ Ring of Honour, he became short of breath. Two days later he was diagnosed with amyloidsis, a rare heart condition in which a protein, produced in the bone marrow, forms deposits in the heart. The form he has is considered terminal.

A heart transplant won’t work. Neither will a bone-marrow transplant. There are experimental treatments in Europe but the best hope is doctors can buy Odjick some time.
Some very sad and unfortunate news concerning a Canucks' legend. :(

Re: Gino Odjick last fight: battles terminal heart disease

Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:58 pm
by Cornuck
Tough break.

http://canucks.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=723992 < Letter from Gino.

Re: Gino Odjick last fight: battles terminal heart disease

Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:30 pm
by ukcanuck
One of the best .

Re: Gino Odjick last fight: battles terminal heart disease

Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:32 pm
by Topper
Crusty

Re: Gino Odjick last fight: battles terminal heart disease

Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:50 pm
by SKYO
Take care Gino!! :(

Re: Gino Odjick last fight: battles terminal heart disease

Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:08 pm
by Strangelove
:o :(

Re: Gino Odjick last fight: battles terminal heart disease

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:11 am
by Lancer
Sad to hear something like this happen to a guy like Gino, who seemed to have found a good place in his life. Given that it's terminal I wish him the best passing possible, and happy trails the rest of the way.

Re: Gino Odjick last fight: battles terminal heart disease

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:11 pm
by Rumsfeld
Bad news for a bad ass.

I'll never forget the game six in '95 against the Blues when he went nuclear and took on everybody. :lol: Fucking trying to grab a terrified Brett Hull by the jersey while swinging at some other dude.

Re: Gino Odjick last fight: battles terminal heart disease

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:06 pm
by dhabums
Rummy, I think you mean Glenn Anderson.

This thread should stay bumped, it's more important than a Dorsett trade. Or any trade.

Re: Gino Odjick last fight: battles terminal heart disease

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:15 pm
by Todd Bersnoozi
Sorry to hear for Gino. Definitely way to young.

I saw him going to the movies @ metro one time. We were in a packed elevator with a bunch of kids. I looked at him and he noticed and saw me wearing my Canuck's hat. I was tempted to say hi and shake his hand, but thought maybe he he didn't want the attention and get mauled by the kids or something. thoughts are with him and his family. :(

Re: Gino Odjick last fight: battles terminal heart disease

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:03 pm
by dondo
sad to hear this. I miss the old days and the 'Geeeeenos' coming from the rafters ... end of an era :(

Re: Gino Odjick last fight: battles terminal heart disease

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:44 pm
by griz
Thanks for the memories Gino. Thanks for your spirit. My mother met Gino a few years ago when he was visiting a small town in BC. Great guy.

They say death is like waking up from a dream. We all must die. May you face your death with the courage you lived your life with.

Re: Gino Odjick last fight: battles terminal heart disease

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:48 pm
by Chef Boi RD
Last summer me and a couple gangsters from Liverpool went to the Penthouse and saw this odd looking cat standing out front at the entrance and did a double take, it was Gino Odjick standing there by himself looking like he was up to no good. In person, he's a tough looking dude, was surprised at how big he was. Gino is a good man, fight the good fight Gino as you always have you're whole life, yet you got a heart of gold.

Re: Gino Odjick last fight: battles terminal heart disease

Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:20 pm
by Betamax
via: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/bri ... d/follows/


A phone call from Gino Odjick that I’ll never forget
Gary Mason
VANCOUVER — The Globe and Mail
Published Friday, Jun. 27 2014, 7:09 PM EDT
Last updated Saturday, Jun. 28 2014, 7:36 AM EDT


A touching anecdote on Gino by Gary Mason ........ :mex:

Re: Gino Odjick last fight: battles terminal heart disease

Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:05 pm
by Betamax
via: http://metronews.ca/news/vancouver/1081 ... no-odjick/

Hundreds of fans rally outside Vancouver hospital for beloved Canuck Gino Odjick
June 29, 2014 Updated: June 29, 2014 | 6:53 pm
By Cam Tucker Metro Vancouver

via: https://twitter.com/CamTucker_Metro/sta ... 0863301632

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via: https://twitter.com/CamTucker_Metro/sta ... 3146882048

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:mex: