Home | Webstore
Latest News: OOTP Update 20.5.47 - OOTP 20 Available - FHM 5 Available

SUMMER SALE - OOTP and FHM are 50% off!

  

Go Back   OOTP Developments Forums > Prior Versions of Our Games > Franchise Hockey Manager 2 > FHM 2 - General Discussions

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-22-2015, 02:00 PM   #21
Goldash
Minors (Rookie Ball)
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 28
Thanks: 18
Thanked 48x in 13 posts
RIP Matt --- I'm not very active around these forums and for that reason I never corresponded with him but it's very sad to hear about the loss of a major cog in the FHM community. My deepest condolences.
Goldash is offline   Reply With Quote
Thank you for this post:
Mickeyb37 (11-23-2015)
Old 11-22-2015, 02:08 PM   #22
sizzlingpopcorn
Major Leagues
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Halifax, NS
Posts: 370
Blog Entries: 2
Thanks: 123
Thanked 46x in 36 posts
RIP Matt. Although I've never corresponded with him, I remember him talking about having to step away for medical reasons. Sad to hear.
__________________
FHM 2014 - QMJHL Researcher
FHM 2 - QMJHL Researcher

sizzlingpopcorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Thank you for this post:
Mickeyb37 (11-23-2015)
Old 11-23-2015, 06:16 AM   #23
Smetana
All Star Reserve
 
Smetana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 875
Thanks: 688
Thanked 751x in 350 posts
So truly saddened to hear this news.

Rest In Peace, friend.
__________________
Franchise Hockey Manager 6 - NHL Researcher
Smetana is offline   Reply With Quote
2 thanks for this post:
Mickeyb37 (11-23-2015), moore4807 (12-23-2015)
Old 11-23-2015, 07:04 AM   #24
Edster007
All Star Reserve
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 514
Thanks: 264
Thanked 228x in 157 posts
Rest in peace Matt. My thoughts are with his family. I didn't know him outside of the forum but when scanning through threads his posts were a must read.

It is a sad reminder that we should never take for granted the time we have here and that the little things that annoy and frustrate us in day to day life are really nothing in comparison to what a gentleman like Matt and far too many others have to go through.
Edster007 is offline   Reply With Quote
2 thanks for this post:
josephyw (11-26-2015), Mickeyb37 (11-23-2015)
Old 11-23-2015, 02:57 PM   #25
archibalduk
All Star Starter
 
archibalduk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 1,205
Thanks: 584
Thanked 739x in 337 posts
Absolutely devastating. A genuinely nice guy who I greatly enjoyed chatting with via the forums and PM. He clearly cared a great deal about the game and British hockey - two things I can very much relate to.

How sad...
__________________
Webmaster of The Blue Line Eastside Hockey Manager & Franchise Hockey Manager community and resource
archibalduk is offline   Reply With Quote
3 thanks for this post:
Duranium (11-23-2015), Mickeyb37 (11-23-2015), moore4807 (12-23-2015)
Old 11-23-2015, 03:22 PM   #26
sprague
All Star Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,668
Thanks: 124
Thanked 493x in 301 posts
I knew as soon as I saw this thread title what this was going to be.
I had the pleasure to chat a bunch with Matt about a year ago in quite long PM's about the state of the game. I know he after that put in a lot of time into helping this game along.

He was very interesting with lots to talk about besides hockey, and certainly someone that everyone on this board who interacted with him will in some way miss.

Even though it was sad news, I am glad Mickey decided to post this to let all of us know. Try to remember the positive things he brought to the conversations and to the forum...he was a good guy.
sprague is offline   Reply With Quote
2 thanks for this post:
Mickeyb37 (11-23-2015), moore4807 (12-23-2015)
Old 11-23-2015, 07:41 PM   #27
yzerwing
All Star Starter
 
yzerwing's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Ontario/Canada
Posts: 1,329
Thanks: 1,446
Thanked 488x in 306 posts
WOW! Very shocking news to hear! Haven't been on the main forums much lately, and didn't see his post about being sick, and taking time away! I am very sorry to hear about this, my thoughts are with his family and friends, through this tough time.

Thank you Mickey for posting this, so that we all could know.
__________________
yzerwing is offline   Reply With Quote
Thank you for this post:
Mickeyb37 (11-24-2015)
Old 11-24-2015, 05:52 PM   #28
tcblcommish
Hall Of Famer
 
tcblcommish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,186
Thanks: 543
Thanked 544x in 306 posts
This is truly something sad to read. This disease is horrible and I'm sure most people know of sommeone who has gone thru it, going thru it or have passed because of it. Penfold is an amazing person, for someone to be so happy and positive all the time and have this horrible disease is quite inspiring. He will be missed greatly.

We talked a few times, not enough to be close buddies or anything but he always had something goood and positive to say and was an absolute joy to talk to him.

Rest in Peace. I am happy that the suffering is over but I personally wish he was still with us as he will be in our hearts and minds for a long time.

My condolenses to his family and friends in this terrible time but keep in mind that you are better to have known such a person for the time you did than to never know him at all.

Again, Rest in Peace
tcblcommish is offline   Reply With Quote
Thank you for this post:
Mickeyb37 (11-24-2015)
Old 11-24-2015, 06:25 PM   #29
Mickeyb37
Major Leagues
 
Mickeyb37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Scotland
Posts: 375
Thanks: 487
Thanked 343x in 133 posts
I have been spending quite a bit of time with Matt's family the last few days. His kids have been staying over with us while his wife Jenna and her brother have been organising things. It has given me an opportunity to show her some of the messages that have been written here about Matt and also how the latest patch was dedicated to him. She asked me to pass on her thanks for your comments and thoughts at this time. From what I have gathered it is the plan that his family will move back to Canada which is a bit sad for us as they have been a lovely family to get to know even though the circumstances have been really bad.

I also would like to say thanks for all the messages about Matt as he was a really good friend and a really great guy that I was lucky to get to know on the forums initially and then outside of the forums as well.

Something really strange happened yesterday as I was looking through some of Matt's hockey memorabilia and he has loads of photos from matches he had attended. In one picture taken at an Ayr Scottish Eagles game a number of years ago he had his picture taken with a couple of his work colleagues. Two rows back from him and his friends I was sitting with my dad and we were in the picture. It was the only game of hockey I ever convinced my dad to go to. Weird but quite a nice thing to find out we must have been destined to meet up eventually. Rest In Peace my friend.
__________________
FHM Researcher and Tester

Matt LeClair (1975-2015)
Mickeyb37 is offline   Reply With Quote
14 thanks for this post:
archibalduk (11-27-2015), Duranium (11-26-2015), Edster007 (11-25-2015), gglennwill (12-08-2015), gRaider2001 (11-25-2015), JeffR (11-26-2015), josephyw (11-26-2015), Lord PichuPal (11-25-2015), Markus Heinsohn (11-25-2015), moore4807 (12-23-2015), mschinner (11-25-2015), Orioles1966 (11-24-2015), RoPa (11-24-2015), Spirits (11-24-2015)
Old 11-25-2015, 04:47 AM   #30
Markus Heinsohn
Developer OOTP
 
Markus Heinsohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Germany
Posts: 23,018
Thanks: 5,523
Thanked 39,295x in 6,099 posts
This is so sad. Rest in peace Matt, and thank you so much for all you have done for us. You will be deeply missed.
Markus Heinsohn is offline   Reply With Quote
3 thanks for this post:
gglennwill (12-08-2015), Mickeyb37 (11-25-2015), moore4807 (12-23-2015)
Old 11-26-2015, 12:51 AM   #31
josephyw
Minors (Single A)
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 67
Thanks: 25
Thanked 19x in 12 posts
I can't speak to Matt, as I am new to these forums, but please accept my deepest condolences. He sounds like a kind and caring person, and I am sorry for all of those who will miss him--and those who never got the chance.
josephyw is offline   Reply With Quote
Thank you for this post:
Mickeyb37 (11-26-2015)
Old 11-26-2015, 02:20 PM   #32
Germaniac
Hall Of Famer
 
Germaniac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Frankenthal, Germany
Posts: 2,279
Thanks: 5,041
Thanked 1,408x in 806 posts
Very sad news - rest in peace, Matt

Thanks, Mickeyb37, for sharing this, and all the best for you and Matt's family.
__________________
I'm going to have to meet my Maker some day.
And if He asks me why I didn't let this boy play,
and I say it's because he's black,
that might not be a satisfactory answer.


Happy Chandler, 1947



Last edited by Germaniac; 11-26-2015 at 02:37 PM.
Germaniac is offline   Reply With Quote
Thank you for this post:
Mickeyb37 (11-26-2015)
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:54 AM.

 

Major League Baseball trademarks and copyrights are used with permission of MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Minor League Baseball trademarks and copyrights are used with the permission of Minor League Baseball. All rights reserved.

The Major League Baseball Players Association (www.MLBPLAYERS.com ) is the collective bargaining representative for all professional baseball players of the thirty Major League Baseball teams and serves as the exclusive group licensing agent for commercial and licensing activities involving active Major League baseball players. On behalf of its members, it operates the Players Choice licensing program and the Players Choice Awards, which benefit the needy through the Major League Baseball Players Trust, a charitable foundation established and run entirely by Major League baseball players. Follow: @MLB_Players; @MLBPAClubhouse; @MLBPlayersTrust

Out of the Park Baseball is a registered trademark of Out of the Park Developments GmbH & Co. KG

Google Play is a trademark of Google Inc.

Apple, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

COPYRIGHT © 2017 OUT OF THE PARK DEVELOPMENTS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright © 2018 Out of the Park Developments