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Scott Darling says goodbye to Chicago

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This guy's a damned good story teller.


On July 1, 2011, I ended up in a room with tubes and wires hooked up all over my body. There was a little machine beeping that showed my vital signs. It was my first day of rehab. I had been drinking every single day for eight months. I had just been released by a team in the Southern Pro Hockey League. I had no money, no hope. My dreams were effectively over. All I wanted, at that point, was to be a normal person again.

I remember opening my eyes. The ceiling was blurry, and my body ached, and I thought, How the f*** did this happen?

On, July 1, 2014, exactly three years to the day after I went to rehab, I signed with the team I’d rooted for my entire life. My hometown team. The Chicago freaking Blackhawks.

I remember thinking to myself once again, How the f*** did this happen?

You should get used to that phrase, because it’s going to appear quite a bit in this story



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That is extremely well written... and a hell of a story.  Im with Roanokehockey on this one.

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Very entertaining story. I'm almost always impressed by what gets published on Players Tribune though.

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