View Full Version : Bryan Fogarty
November 6th, 2003, 11:38 PM
If you have a nice or funny story to tell about this player please right it.
I came from Québec and this is here who he played his best hockey. This talentued player scrap his carrer and i would like to know how exactly ?
November 7th, 2003, 05:28 PM
David je pense que Bryan est décédé l'an passé
Isaid that Bryan died last year
November 14th, 2003, 12:43 PM
Fogarty drank himself into an early grave, basically. He was an alcoholic as far back as his junior days and everyone knew about it - coaches, teammates, media but as long as he produced on the ice, they didn't see it as a problem.
When it prevented him from being effective on the ice, he rehabbed, relapsed and was released (a few times) by teams who had other problems to deal with, such as icing a winning roster.
From all accounts he was a nice kid with a problem who couldn't or wouldn't fight his way through it. One of many.
November 24th, 2003, 07:06 AM
He was also roommates with John Kordic in Quebec 91-92
December 21st, 2003, 11:10 PM
88/89 playing for the Niagara-Falls Thunder of the OHL. 47 goals, 108 assists, 155 points in his last junior season
December 22nd, 2003, 06:06 AM
I remember hearing an interview shortly after he passed away and one of the Quebec coaches wished that they had a better drug and alcohol abuse program in place. Quebec thought if he and John roomed together they would be able to help each other with their problems. When the off ice problems became to much for the Nords to handle they just removed themselves from the problem by releasing and trading the two. By the time the NHL realized that alcohol and drugs required treatments John had passed away and Bryan was beyond help but his career was steady in Germany. Bryan was proclaimed to be the next Bobby Orr by scouts but alcohol wiped out not only a great player but a great person.
My girlfriend has talked with former NHL/WHA goalie Gary Innes and he told her in the 70's it was hard to save money because everyone expected you to live the life. There is a fine line which isn't clearly marked but if you cross it, coming back over is really diffacult, just ask Theo Fluery, Grant Fuhr, Bob Probert. These were three who have made it back but guys like Horton, Lindburgh, and Dubano aswell as Bryan got caught over this line. For this they are no longer with us. This I realize is a grim story but one that is very rarely told in the books written about hockey.
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