NHL players who have grew up with adversity?

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    losing a parent especially when young can mess with one's mental health though so would be overcoming adversity
     
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    This massively underrates skating as a core skill. It's always been my biggest barrier.
     
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    What no Key and Peele fans here?

     
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    Flames prospect Tyler Parsons.
    Flames legend Theo Fleury are two guys that came to mind right away.
     
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    Matheson is from Pointe Claire as well
     
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    Dustin Byfuglien went through a lot as a kid. Grew up without his father and basically lived in a camper with just his mom until she married former nhler Dale smedsmo
     
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    I think it’s rare that you find someone who hasn’t dealt with some form of adversity. It’s part of life, we just tend to think that only marginalized segments of society have adverse upbringings. Not having any money is only one form of adversity.
     
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    very true no doubt many athletes have been though adversity when it comes to injury recovery
     
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    Yeah I have a friend whos dad is worth 30 mill.

    Guy's one of the most horribly abused people I've ever met.

    His father literally told him he gets nothing, if he doesn't divorce his wife.

    Mind you guy went to war to please his dad,(who has zero respect for veterans), lost his leg/got cancer and had to beg his dad to give him a 40 k a year job.

    Money often comes to those who are beyond ruthless. When a ruthless person gets money their kids become their subjects.

    Some real messed up stuff.

    Because that person has so much money you get trapped and loose all your freedoms.

    The guy literally has to choose between having a wife and having the resources to deal with his missing leg.
     
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    It's so weird to me when people act as if this is shocking.

    My uncle has borderline personality disorder, use to beat the shit out of his kids, his wife, and basically anyone that pissed him off.

    They had "the money" for hockey because he remortgaged his home endlessly(a trucker).

    They lacked the interest and genetics for hockey, but if they had it, I'm sure he would of pushed them to the brink.

    My other uncle was a sheet metal worker, not physically abusive but sure as hell wasn't a warm loving person. Wasn't that crazy but his wife was(she was a victim of severe abuse). My cousin was all in with the system. My uncle would goto fort macmurray to pay for the hockey, whiles my great uncle would fill in the financial gaps.

    Roughly the same story where my cousin lacked the genetics for it, but otherwise was all in.

    The narrative of a hyper abusive dad, combined with a household going bankrupt I'm sure is far more common, and something that quickly disappears after that kid signs his entry level contract.

    Also something that really fluffs with a kids head , when his sister has to wear shoes that are too small so he can have new skates.
     
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    The title reads "grew up with adversity." I would say Irving and Harmonic qualify, the other two are examples of a single traumatic incident. Just my opinion, of course.
     
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    Not sure if it's been mentioned, haven't read through the entire thread, but Tim Thomas comes to mind right away. When I learned about his parents selling their wedding rings to pay for his hockey it broke my heart and touched my heart.
     
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