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Randall Ritchey
St Louis Blues
Location: St. Louis, MO
Joined: 08.31.2010

Feb 12 @ 6:12 AM ET
Randall Ritchey: Reminder, Hockey Is Just A Game I love hockey just as much as the next guy, but it's times like this that remind us that hockey is just a game.
Cousinskrid
Season Ticket Holder
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: the BURGH, PA
Joined: 03.08.2018

Feb 12 @ 6:45 AM ET
Godspeed JB... Pens fans are thinking about ya.
Buff36
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 10.13.2019

Feb 12 @ 7:05 AM ET
Prayers and Thoughts JBo
Darksyde
Season Ticket Holder
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Darksydalla - Proud Member of EEPFL Laughing Stock, ON
Joined: 07.11.2007

Feb 12 @ 7:13 AM ET
Beautifully written, and said. Hoping for a speedy and full recovery for JBo
ChrisMS
Joined: 05.02.2012

Feb 12 @ 7:22 AM ET
Not at all intended to be picky but I assume it was thirty seconds not thirty minutes? Nice article and a huge shout out to the medical staff and first responders.
Randall Ritchey
St Louis Blues
Location: St. Louis, MO
Joined: 08.31.2010

Feb 12 @ 7:31 AM ET
Not at all intended to be picky but I assume it was thirty seconds not thirty minutes? Nice article and a huge shout out to the medical staff and first responders.
- ChrisMS


Indeed. I have corrected a few errors including this one. Thank God for the medical professionals on hand, as they more than likely saved his life.
habfanforever
Montreal Canadiens
Joined: 09.16.2005

Feb 12 @ 8:05 AM ET
Relieved to hear he is ok. Those legs of his have a lot of minutes. I remember him playing as an under-ager at the world juniors. Sometimes your body sends you a clear warning. Maybe its time for him to sit down with his family and make a wise decision.
Octavarium
New York Islanders
Joined: 01.03.2007

Feb 12 @ 8:08 AM ET
Relieved to hear he is ok. Those legs of his have a lot of minutes. I remember him playing as an under-ager at the world juniors. Sometimes your body sends you a clear warning. Maybe its time for him to sit down with his family and make a wise decision.
- habfanforever



I was thinking the exact same thing.
Andrew Luck thought the same..
Jason Millen
St Louis Blues
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Joined: 01.28.2016

Feb 12 @ 8:54 AM ET
Indeed. I have corrected a few errors including this one. Thank God for the medical professionals on hand, as they more than likely saved his life.
- Randall_Ritchey


Randall, not sure if you were watching or not but it was so disturbing seeing someone feverishly performing manual CPR on him. Thank god they did but wow.
wolfhounds
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: dicky seamus, PA
Joined: 06.02.2009

Feb 12 @ 9:13 AM ET
Get better, Jay.
RayA
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Jefferson Twp, NJ
Joined: 01.26.2012

Feb 12 @ 9:13 AM ET
I was watching the game..terrible moment...prayers for JB.
BluemanGuruu
St Louis Blues
Location: trustinjarmo knows nothing, MO
Joined: 06.28.2007

Feb 12 @ 10:08 AM ET
I'm glad he is doing good.

Must likely he had vfib. We can't shock a heart back to beating. An AED means his heart was beating incorrectly. There are a variety of things that can cause this.

I want to take a second and tell you all to look into how much paramedics, emts, firefighters and cops make and how important they are when you need them. In most places you can make nearly the same amount of money working fast food.

We pay atheletes millions of dollars to entertain us but they aren't risking their lives to save lives. Yet those who do we pay very little comparatively.

This episode demonstrates how are priorities are messed up.

Again I hope JayBo's recovering and his health gets sorted out positively.
BluemanGuruu
St Louis Blues
Location: trustinjarmo knows nothing, MO
Joined: 06.28.2007

Feb 12 @ 10:10 AM ET
Indeed. I have corrected a few errors including this one. Thank God for the medical professionals on hand, as they more than likely saved his life.
- Randall_Ritchey


They did. If his heart wasn't reset or he was not getting diffusion he would have not made. AEDs are important and with little to no training anyone can use them.
mohel
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: IL
Joined: 02.08.2013

Feb 12 @ 10:17 AM ET
Best wishes. Sure puts things in perspective.
joegreif17
Location: Puckyouville
Joined: 05.10.2009

Feb 12 @ 12:14 PM ET
Excellent portrayal of real life vs hockey. Thank you Randall for a reminder that as much as we love this game, family and real life come first. Hoping for the big guy to have a speedy recovery and no long term issues to deal with.
Hemingways
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: IL
Joined: 02.25.2011

Feb 12 @ 12:39 PM ET
Hoping for a full recovery for JB, and peace and comfort for the Blues and Ducks. That was scary.
Hshao16
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Vancouver, BC
Joined: 07.01.2016

Feb 12 @ 3:19 PM ET
Great write-up. Thanks for putting into words what we are all feeling.

And thanks for not forgetting Luc Bourdon. We never do in Van City.
Randall Ritchey
St Louis Blues
Location: St. Louis, MO
Joined: 08.31.2010

Feb 12 @ 7:07 PM ET
Great write-up. Thanks for putting into words what we are all feeling.

And thanks for not forgetting Luc Bourdon. We never do in Van City.

- Hshao16


He like many others were taken to soon. Will never forget.
Load Management
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Billings Spit, BC
Joined: 09.22.2019

Feb 12 @ 9:04 PM ET
Horrible to see, get well Jay.
mattstake
Joined: 07.01.2012

Feb 13 @ 11:22 AM ET
Agreed. Praying for him.
JetFuel
Winnipeg Jets
Joined: 10.08.2019

Feb 16 @ 2:27 PM ET
Jets fan here, really hope JayBo is gonna be okay, what a scary incident to have happen.

Well put together piece and really nice of the writer to mention a lot of guys lost too early.