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    RIP Stan Mikita

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    Re: RIP Stan Mikita

    My first favorite NHL player.

    Rest in Peace, Stan.
    "One problem with people who have no vices is that they're pretty sure to have some annoying virtues."

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    Re: RIP Stan Mikita

    From Wikipedia:

    In his early years, Mikita was among the most penalized players in the league, but he then decided to play a cleaner game and went on to win the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for particularly sportsmanlike conduct combined with excellence twice. Mikita's drastic change in behavior came after he returned home from a road trip. His wife told him that while their daughter, Meg, was watching the Blackhawks' last road game on television, she turned and said, "Mommy, why does Daddy spend so much time sitting down?" The camera had just shown Mikita in the penalty box again (from Mikita's autobiography I Play to Win).

    During his playing career, in 1973, Mikita teamed up with Chicago businessman Irv Tiahnybik to form the American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association (AHIHA), to bring together deaf and hard-of-hearing hockey players from all over the country, and he founded the Stan Mikita School for the Hearing Impaired, inspired by a friend’s deaf son who was an aspiring goalie. He also helped bring the Special Olympics to Chicago, bringing his family out to volunteer at races.
    "One problem with people who have no vices is that they're pretty sure to have some annoying virtues."

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