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As you may have heard, the New York Times is doing a multi-part and multimedia package on the life and death of Derek Boogaard, the New York Rangers and Minnesota Wild brawler who overdosed accidentally on a mix of alcohol and oxycodone in May.
It's a comprehensive and brutal look at life as an NHL fighter, and not without some news: The Times reports that researches found evidence of the degenerative brain disease CTE in posthumous evaluation of Boogaard.
The CTE stuff, the summer of tragedy in the NHL, the concerns for player safety within the game … all of it has made some hockey fans reevaluate their feelings about hockey fighting.
Which is why a bloodstained hockey card set being released next year is either an incredibly courageous or ill-advised decision by In The Game.
Billed as "The Toughest Set To Collect in the History of Hockey Card Collecting," In The Game's "Enforcers" set will be released in mid-January 2012. From ITG:
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For those who missed it, New York Times writer John Branch wrote an exceptional three-part series chronicling the life and death of Derek Boogaard. The story covers everything from his childhood hockey experience, to life as an enforcer in the pros, to very vivid details about his untimely death. It is a very revealing piece and at times very sad, but it is something that should...
NEW YORK (AP) --FormerWildenforcer Derek Boogaard suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain ailment related to Alzheimer's disease that is caused by repeated blows to the head, the New York Times reported.
The 28-year-old Boogaard, who died in May of an accidental overdose of alcohol and oxycodone, was found to have had CTE -- which can be diagnosed...
Here's Part II of the amazing and powerful piece on the life of Derek Boogaard and how he embraced the violent role of enforcer...For the corresponding article at the New York Times click here.For Part I click here....got to be honest these are tough to watch and read.Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at ...
Derek Boogaard was diagnosed with CTE by Boston University researchers at the school's Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy.The disease has been diagnosed in the brains of more than 20 former football players, but can be diagnosed only after an individual dies.The researchers who examined Boogaard’s brain said the case was particularly sobering because Boogaard...
… the story and report from the NY Times on Derek Boogaard was a real sad read. If you have not read it, I suggest you do by clicking here. The decision to instruct the Rangers players not to comment on the story is a wise one. Right now, it has nothing to do with [...]
Derek Boogaard fought his way to center ice as one of the N.H.L.’s most feared fighters. But the role exposed him to repeated head traumas.
Over six months, The Times examined the life and death of the hockey player Derek Boogaard. The second article of a three-part series explores the devastating toll of fighting on players.
Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain ailment related to Alzheimer's disease that is caused by repeated blows to the head, the New York Times reported.
NEW YORK - Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain...
Recent Boston University findings on the passing of NHL enforcer Derek Boogaard revealed shocking facts about the condition of his brain. But who is responsible for this, the players, the game itself, or something in between? SC's Mike Chen takes a look.
Derek Boogaard fought his way to center ice as one of the N.H.L’s most feared fighters. But the role exposed him to repeated head traumas.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday that there was not enough data yet to draw conclusions about the link between concussions and a degenerative brain ailment that has been found in four dead hockey players.
The league wrapped up its Board of Governors meetings a day after The New York Times reported that former New York Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard suffered from chronic...
from Roy MacGregor of the Globe and Mail, Okay, let’s haul that dead horse out once again – time for yet another beating.
There’s no denying that violence in hockey has fallen into the same oh-Lord-no-not-again pit that used to hold such worthy topics as proportional representation, climate change and voter turnout – but perhaps this time, just maybe, it will be different...