The accident took place early this morning in Calgary and I regret that not only has this accident left Myles in the hospital but has resulted in the death of a young lady from Regina. At this point in time we do not know enough details to comment about the circumstances surrounding the accident and we will wait for the authorities to give us this information before we comment. This is an incredibly difficult situation for me and our family as we are close with the young lady who died, as she was a close friend of our daughter. She was a beautiful young lady and she will be missed!
Chad and Russ are in Calgary and at the hospital with Myles and his family but we do not have a status report on the extent of Myles' injuries at this time. We ask that both families be shown some courtesy at this difficult time and that all media inquiries be directed through Chad or myself. We will update you again later today on Myles' situation. The tragedy here is the loss of life and we will not lose sight of this but we will support Myles as a member of our organization as he deals with this situation." END OF STATEMENT Since he has received his new start in Kelowna, Myles' has seemed to have come back from his injuries and has seemed to have found his game back to the elite level it was before his accident. Some scouts saw him good enough that his name could be called early in the NHL draft, but because of his off ice issues, teams turned away from him. If teams did the same to a young Dany Heatly, the NHL would have turned their back on a player that is now one of it's stars. I know we all send out prayers to Dan Snyder and the young lady who were killed in these horrible crashes and their families, but it's up to each of you to feel if you think people deserve a second chance. This is the latest report by a scout I could find: "He can either slow down the style of the game or speed it up when he wants to. He's definitely got all the tools. He has a good shot. He's used in all situations, both on the power play and penalty kill. He can lay out the big hits. He's got all the aspects that you want in a defenseman." -- NHL Central Scouting's Peter Sullivan So, if this player is anywhere near the player he was before his accident, the Rangers might have just found a real diamaond in the ruff. LET'S GO RANGERS!!!!