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Author:  Logical Progression [ Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:26 am ]
Post subject:  Joe Murphy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5Juf6-09HU

This is a very sad story. Remember him as a highly skilled and fast skater. He was a 1st overall draft pick in 1986 by the Detroit Red Wings and won a Stanley Cup with the Oilers in 1989. Now he's homeless. Pretty appalling how the NHL turned his back on him and he is now forgotten. Hopefully this story will change that. Mental illness impacts us all.

Author:  Hounsy [ Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Joe Murphy

Don't remember what video game but way back in the day always played Chicago because Roenick, Amonte, and Murphy was an unstoppable line.

Have not watched yet but will.

Author:  Logical Progression [ Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Joe Murphy

Yeah it's 15 minutes long but worth it IMO. One of the things that was discussed was mental illness. TSN and the family sort of trace it back to one particular hit, but I am not sure it was more deep rooted than that and emerged as a consequence of the concussions or physical contact over the course of his playing career.

Author:  harmfuljays [ Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Joe Murphy

Video is gone!

Is this it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UbmZlNKLrQ

I listened to this but not too sure........it sounds like Joe is doing OK..he's suffering from some bouts of depression and alcohol dependency but he's got land and properties...

Author:  Logical Progression [ Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:37 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Joe Murphy

https://www.tsn.ca/video/tsn-original-f ... ph~1466368

The video is called Finding Murph on TSN.

Author:  harmfuljays [ Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Joe Murphy

harmfuljays wrote:
Video is gone!

Is this it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UbmZlNKLrQ

I listened to this but not too sure........it sounds like Joe is doing OK..he's suffering from some bouts of depression and alcohol dependency but he's got land and properties...



Ah...listened to this again trying to find my disconnect...that was a Joe Murphy joke!!!!.....he calls all of Kenora his land! He does seem very off after watching the finding Murphy video. A lot of it looks like drugs but regardless the hockey community should be helping this guy!

I like probably many others best remember Joe from NHL 93 and 94 where he was running on that Hawks team with Amonte and JR.

Author:  Pokecheque [ Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Joe Murphy

This is very similar to the case of that guy from the Kings currently living homeless in California. Very unsettling.

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