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Three Former NHLers Believe the Adam Johnson Incident was not an Accident

Published October 31, 2023 at 9:06
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The tragic demise of Adam Johnson has resonated deeply within the hockey community. Recent speculation among former NHL players suggests that this may not have been a mere accident.

Shocking Tragedy: Adam Johnson's Life Cut Short



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In a heart-wrenching incident, Adam Johnson suffered fatal injuries when an opponent accidentally lost his footing, causing his skate to slash Johnson's throat. The severity of his wounds had everyone anxiously awaiting news on his condition. Regrettably, the subsequent update confirmed the worst – Johnson had succumbed to his injuries.


The National Hockey League family mourns the passing of former Pittsburgh Penguin Adam Johnson. Our prayers and deepest condolences go to his family, friends and teammates.


The public revelation of his passing and the subsequent video detailing the event has provoked strong reactions from many. Some are even suggesting that the offending player's actions might have been deliberate.

Speculation Rises: Was Johnson's Incident Intentional?



The tragedy has sparked numerous speculations, some even suggesting that the skate blade's deadly trajectory was deliberate. Notably, some of these theories are voiced by ex-NHL players.

Hockey is a dangerous sport

Many people have died playing it

My heart goes out to the Johnsons and their family and friends during this difficult time

That being said, and I've hesitated to say anything but, this is not a hockey play or a «freak accident»

I'm sure the player didn't mean to catch him in the throat, but he does seem to intentionally throw his leg behind him to catch some piece of Adam

Either way, a senseless and avoidable tragedy

Please be safe out there and keep your skates on the ice


After seeing the incident involving Adam Johnson, that Bush league needs to shut down for investigation immediately. I was literally appalled and sickened by what I saw. It looked intentional. It was a Kung fu kick. My eyes are not lying tell me I'm wrong


Horrible incident and I can't imagine what the family is going thru.

I refuse to believe the defender targeted that area on purpose, but I do think it was an incredibly reckless attempt at disrupting Johnson's path into the middle ice.


The local police have now gotten involved and are investigating the incident to see if they feel there was any foul play. We will await the results of this investigation as we continue to keep Adam Johnson's family and friends in our thoughts.

Police in England are investigating the death of former NHL player Adam Johnson

South Yorkshire Police announced Monday that "officers remain at the scene carrying out enquiries and our investigation into the circumstances ... remain ongoing."


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