Bryan Bickell is the man. I think this is yet, another reminder that the people we cheer for in sports are humans, too.
Bickell was kicking ass through the 2013 Cup run. He did very well the next year. However, in 2015, his game diminished. No one could figure it out. After a couple of years, he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. He still came back to finish the season with the Hurricanes.
He was a big reason why the Blackhawks won the Cup in 2013. I am never going to forget him starting the “2 goals in 17 seconds” rally in Game 6. Players from all three of the Cup-winning teams always have special places in my heart. Out of all three teams, that one was the most impressive.
His career has been cut short because of this shitty disease. I am sure he is thankful, however, for being able to play in the league for almost ten years.
I am going to miss this dude.