Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding diagnosed with MS

I’m sure many NHL fans will have already seen this, but if not, it’s a must read.  Josh Harding, the back-up goalie for the Minnesota Wild, has been diagnosed with the incurable disease Multiple Sclerosis.  I know many people who have had to deal with this within their family, and have known a couple of sufferers myself, and I can tell you it can be a pretty devastating condition.  Harding sounds like he is taking this incredibly well, and doesn’t sound like he has any intention of giving in to it, so massive kudos right there.

He’s a very talented goalie, and if he weren’t so loyal to the Wild (not that that’s a bad thing by any means, it’s highly commendable) he might already be a starter in the NHL, so to come down with this disease might have an impact on his career, depending on how his treatment goes and how severely it affects him.

However, as he states in the article, it’s not about the hockey.  It’s about the health.  So first and foremost I wish Harding all the best with his health, and secondly I hope he continues his productive NHL career.


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