Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Life saving moments in Dallas

From where I sit it looks like we got a reminder of how it's just a game...

With Rich Peverley potentially fighting for his life, everything between the Stars and Blue Jackets became trivial. The speed with which everyone on both benches responded should be commended. Trainers from Dallas and Columbus, along with a doctor from the crowd, quickly moved to stabilize Peverley and administer treatment. The trainers on every team, no matter what sport, are all too often overlooked. They put in as much, if not more, time than the players and never get much in the way of credit. Today, that credit is being paid in full. There should also be credit given to the NHL for mandating teams have AEDs at every bench. As we saw in the tragic death of Alexi Cherepanov, if proper, immediate help isn't given the outcome can be devastating. Rich Peverley got the treatment he needed and we all got a reminder about the speed with which something can go terribly wrong.

At least that's how I see it...and I sit in the cheap seats.

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