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Old 04-20-2017, 02:44 PM   #1
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Breaking: NHL linesman Don Henderson has filed a $10.25M lawsuit v Calgary Flames D Dennis Wideman, @TSN_Sports and @CTVNews have learned.

Timing suggests he was waiting for Wideman's season to end before filing.

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TSN story:
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl-linesman-hende...lames-1.729827

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Old 04-20-2017, 02:45 PM   #2
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The Wideman Effect
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Henderson says Wideman "violently struck (him) from behind, propelling him down to the ice" He also refers to it as an "attack". #nhl

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Old 04-20-2017, 02:46 PM   #4
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For what it's worth, I have a good friend that knows Henderson well. He has been telling you for sometime that this was coming. I didn't really believe him, guess I was wrong.

He also told me Henderson wasn't exactly beloved amongst his officiating brethren. That's why I questioned the validity of the "Wideman affect"
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Wideman didn't even wait for Wideman's season to end.
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In court docs, Henderson alleges he “has suffered a limitation of activities and loss of enjoyment of life…” The Flames are also defendants.

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These are injuries claimed by referee Don Henderson in lawsuit (as well as head injury and concussion) #nhl



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Henderson says in addition to medication and treatment he's required psychological counselling. #NHL

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I had heard rumblings about something like this being worked on but I'm shocked at the dollar value.
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that sum ... bloody hell
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10 million?

How much do NHL refs make?
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LOL jeez.
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Give him $12M, maybe some calls start going the Flames way next season..
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I had heard rumblings about something like this being worked on but I'm shocked at the dollar value.
It's obligatory. Statements of claim usually ask for the moon.

Henderson's damages are capped at ~$400k for pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment because that's the law in Canada. And amounts like that are for people who are paralyzed or brain damaged.

Then he gets whatever he can prove in lost salary and cost of future care.

Pretty low chance Wideman wants to fight this out in Court and we'll never know, but I'd be absolutely shocked if he got more than 1.5M to 2M at the end of the day.
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In court docs, Henderson alleges he “has suffered a limitation of activities and loss of enjoyment of life…” The Flames are also defendants.

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These are injuries claimed by referee Don Henderson in lawsuit (as well as head injury and concussion) #nhl



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Henderson says in addition to medication and treatment he's required psychological counselling. #NHL
Wow, quite the list.

Is that all legitimate?
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Are the Flames named in the lawsuit considering he was "working" when it happened?

I doubt even Wideman has $10 million lying around.
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LOL it's as if Wideman beat him with a baseball bat and stole his lunch money.
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How soon till Wideman sues the Flames and NHL for letting him back to play that night after taking shot to the head.
Pre Henderson incident.
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Wow, quite the list.

Is that all legitimate?
Considering what a person I know had to go through for years to get compensation for car accident injuries, I guess I'm not surprised at reactions like this to the list.
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LOL it's as if Wideman beat him with a baseball bat and stole his lunch money.
Well, he punched him in the back and ended his career. That's quite a few lunches.
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