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 Post subject: Joe Murphy
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:26 am 
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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.


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 Post subject: Re: Joe Murphy
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:33 pm 
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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.


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 Post subject: Re: Joe Murphy
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:38 pm 
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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.


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 Post subject: Re: Joe Murphy
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:31 am 
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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...

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 Post subject: Re: Joe Murphy
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:37 am 
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https://www.tsn.ca/video/tsn-original-f ... ph~1466368

The video is called Finding Murph on TSN.


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 Post subject: Re: Joe Murphy
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:49 pm 
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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.

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 Post subject: Re: Joe Murphy
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:53 pm 
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This is very similar to the case of that guy from the Kings currently living homeless in California. Very unsettling.


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