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Former NHL draft pick career in jeopardy due to video game addiction

An NHL Prospect Is Reportedly Ruining His Career Over A Video Game Addiction

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Lauren Theisen
Yesterday 9:04pm
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A recent first-round NHL draft pick might be spoiling his career prospects because of a video game addiction, according to some gossip passed along by hockey analyst Jeff Marek on the Sportsnet podcast 31 Thoughts. Marek, who declined to name the player, cited a conversation with his junior general manager, who said the talented prospect was draining himself with late night gaming sessions. Here’s a transcript of his comments, which begins with a discussion of Fortnite and starts around the 22:15 mark of Thursday’s episode:
Quote:“On video games – and I’m not going to say the player’s name. I really doubt he’s going to make it to the NHL, and it’s because of a video game addiction, to the point where his junior general manager told me that they’ve had him go to counseling over it, because he’ll play until all hours of the night and into the morning and then he’ll have no energy the next day. Like, he’ll be a write-off. And it is that bad. He has this compulsion for playing video games until all hours. I swore that I wouldn’t say the player’s name, but it’s unfortunate. He’s a recent first-round draft pick for a very, very prominent NHL team, will probably never play in the NHL because of a video game addiction.”

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Marek goes on to say that his information is between six months and a year old, and he adds, “This guy is a good player and was a high pick ... but there’s a good chance he’s not going to make it to the NHL and his general manager said, ‘Yeah, the video game addiction is bad. It’s bad with this kid.’”
Marek is probably right not to name the prospect, but it’s not too hard to come up with the possibilities. The list of Canadian junior players who were recently drafted in the first round but haven’t yet made the NHL isn’t that long, and the “prominent” qualifier narrows the possibilities even further, depending on your interpretation. At least we know he doesn’t play for the Coyotes.
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Definitely curious about who it is. Hope the kid can get his shit together
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My guess is if the problem was this bad he would have been sent home by now.

JR teams don't put up with much bullshit

my guess is the story is a bit of hogwash
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Is he playing NHL 2018? maybe he figured he'd big a big star in the game only..
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David Price’s carpal tunnel is being blamed on a Fortnite addiction.
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This sounds ridiculous
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Social media detectives seem to think it's Juolevi.
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The disease of addiction is real and it ruins lives. It doesn't have to be substances, drugs and alcohol. The disease manifesting itself in abuse of gambling, relationships, internet, food, sex and, yes, even video games, is real and debilitating.

This kid has the same disease as me, as Brian McGratton, as Jordin Tootoo - for us it manifested itself in drugs and alcohol, for this kid, its video games. The ONLY difference is that drugs/alcohol create a physical dependency - that's not the crux of the disease, that's a symptom. The crux of the disease if the compulsion to "use" including, in this case, the "use" of video games. The obsession, the compulsion - its overwhelming and, without working a program, it can and will ruin your life.

I hope this kid gets the help he needs and can work a program of recovery.
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Probably a Canucks draft pick.. Our luck runs like that Cry
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(Yesterday, 07:20 AM)Highstyx Wrote: Probably a Canucks draft pick.. Our luck runs like that Cry

Maybe he can represent Vancouver at one of those video game tournaments, who knows?

Now that I think about it, the All-Star game should just be an EA NHL tournament amongst the best players in the league, I'd watch that.
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what a shit thing to even bring up, keep it to yourself Marek you asshat.

Now the witch hunt starts to find out who it is so people can make is life even harder.
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