Every once in awhile we need a reminder that professional athletes are people too. And that's exactly what this heart-wrenching video of Dominic Moore opening up about his return to the NHL after losing his wife to cancer last year does. I'd get a tissue before watching...
Ranger org still the best. After all that shit in his life he chose to come back to NY and play for Ranger. could you imagine
Perspective, folks... life is all about keeping things in perspective.
You can learn this at any age.
Makes you remember that hockey, in the end, is just a game. Best of luck to both Moore brothers, who both have dealt with much tragedy.
The other touching thing about this video was that NHLNetwork ran in it during their pregame coverage on Sunday, so shortly after seeing it for the first time sitting on my couch (bc I dont get MSG), I got to witness Dom chip in our first goal of the game, and it made the whole event that much more special to see.
Much of my profession is about helping people through tragic loss. I get it. We're all here for you Dom. Courageous man!
I've been listening to the Rangers Fan Forum on John Giannone's podcast. Just finished the first half that he posted last Friday. Overall its an awesome listen, truly insightful way to learn more about these players, but Dom is one of the 6 or 7 guys who participated, and listening to them going down the row asking guys what they do with their off days, guys like Cally and Hank are talking about being a dad, Boyle and Staal are going on about wives/finacees/girlfriends, babies on the way and wedding planning.
And then they get to Dom and I feel like someone is punching me in the gut, so I can't imagine how he feels. Like @gravey94 said, the strength and determination and will he shows to just get out of bed in the morning, let alone compete in the NHL, to me, is unbelievable. I'd be a trainwreck if I went through something like that, and I'm sure he has his moments, but I'm sure on some level to him hockey is a therapy to him.
The guy has been through hell and back, I wish nothing but the best to him, and I'm glad he's on our team, so we can be so fortunate as to root for such a great person on a nightly basis.
Just watched the video with my wife. Heartbreaking. I know hockey is a business, but I would ensure that he has a job for life with the organization.
I saw his interview before the game and I felt so bad for him... What a trooper and how he cared for his wife!! heartbreaking!
Damn. If you can get out of bed after going through something like that, winning a Cup must seem like a cakewalk. Nothing but the best to him. I hope he sticks here and wins a Cup!