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The family of the NHL enforcer Derek Boogaard, who died of an overdose of painkillers in 2011, has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the National Hockey League. “To distill this to one sentence,” said William Gibbs, a lawyer for the Boogaards, “you take a young man, you subject him to trauma, you give him pills for that trauma, he becomes addicted to those pills, you promise to treat him for that addiction, and you fail.” This is a serious problem for the NHL.-TO
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The New York Times is reporting that Derek Boogaard's family has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the National Hockey League.
In the lawsuit, the family says the NHL is responsible for the brain damage that Boogaard sustained during six seasons as an enforcer in the league, and for his addiction to prescription painkillers.
Boogaard was found dead of an accidental overdose...
It only took one goal from Derick Brassard to keep the New York Rangers alive on Sunday.
Brassard told Newsday that the team’s fans pushed him to do it. “The crowd was chanting to shoot the puck,” Brassard said.
“I didn’t see myself giving a pass to one of my teammates there. I think I had to shoot it.”
Video: Derick Brassard scores Game 6′s only goal
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Derek Boogaard spoke with his fists, now his family is doing the talking for him (courtesy of ESPN.com)
It was May of 2011 when the NHL world was turned upside down with the loss of New York Rangers and former Minnesota Wild enforcer Derek Boogaard. After an autopsy revealed that Boogaard’s death was due to an accidental overdose on painkillers and alcohol, it was revealed that...
Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that tonight's line-up will remain the same, as Marc Staal (eye), Ryane Clowe (undisclosed) and Darroll Powe (concussion) are out tonight.
Leonard adds that neither Clowe nor Powe traveled with the team to Washington.
...never like to hear that two guys with possible concussions weren't able to fly. Usually means that the symptoms...
Per Andrew Gross, defenseman Stu Bickel and forward J.T. Miller were sent home from the Rangers taxi squad for wrist injuries. This doesn’t have much of an effect on the Rangers, but neither Bickel nor Miller will be available as injury replacements.
John Tortorella is starting to really get in the Playoff swing of things. His Rangers are all tied up with the Capitals at 3 games a piece and Torts is in no mood for non-questions. Check out Torts after Sunday’s game respond to a poor reporter who asked for his thoughts. That is where the fun began.
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Seriously, is there anything Henrik Lundqvist can't do? This guy has single handedly kept the Rangers in this series. The Blueshirts have scored just 11 goals in the first six games. 11! And because of the Swedish netminders heroics there will be a Game 7.
Here's some of his handy work from the closing minutes of Game 6 including his final second pad save on John Carlson...
Mission #1 accomplished, now on to Mission #2.
The Rangers pulled out a thrilling 1-0 win over the Caps on Sunday, buoyed by a goal by Derick Brassard and supported by the constant, stellar goaltending by Henrik Lundqvist. The combination of those two along with a strong forecheck that helped control action better than many games throughout the series and the discipline to stay...
Saying Rangers coach John Tortorella is irascible and unhelpful in a news conference is like saying they have ice at hockey rinks. But Sunday’s after-game chit chat, after the Rangers beat the Capitals 1-0 in their first-round playoff series, was especially charming.
Tortorella has never been one to hide his lack of love for the media, but he was also in a didactic mood Sunday...
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The Rangers are pretty good at making us sweat. This club went to seven games twice (Ottawa, Washington) and six games once (Devils) last season. They went to seven games in 2009 (Washington). There was only one series in this time frame that didn’t go to seven games, and that was in 2011 when the Rangers lost to the Caps in five games. If the Rangers are...
Mike Keenan ended the New York Rangers 54 year Stanley Cup drought in 1994. Now, Keenan will try to lead another team to hockey glory as he finally will be back behind the bench. Only this time “Iron Mike” will be coaching in Russia.
Keenan signed a two-year contract to take over as head coach of HC Metallurg Magnitogorsk. Metallurg put out a press release earlier today making...
The New York Rangers visit the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center for Game 7 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals match-up starting at 8:00 p.m. The series is tied 3-3. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
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As you can see, Boston gets 2 days off between Games 1 and 2 and then 2 days off between Games 2 and 3. That could benefit a team that is tired and could be without their top two defensemen. Also, if you're wondering - there will be NO games on NESN.
Game 1: NBCSN, RDS...
First off, how did you do with your round 1 predictions?
Now make your picks for this round.
Pittsburgh vs. Ottawa
Boston vs. New York Rangers
Chicago vs. Detroit
Los Angeles vs. San Jose