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DEREK BOOGAARD RUMORS

Despite Knowledge of His Addiction, Rangers Prescribed Boogaard 366 Pain Pills

Back in May, the family of Derek Boogaard filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the NHL as they felt the league was responsible for the physical trauma and brain damage that he sustained during six seasons as one of the league’s top enforcers, and for the addiction to prescription painkillers that marked his final two years. Yesterday that lawsuit was made public and the allegations...
Via NY Rangers Blog
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Boogaard family sues NHL for son's death

Derek Boogaard's family has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the National Hockey League, The New York Times reported Sunday. The newspaper reported the family claims in the lawsuit that 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. NHL Deputy Commissioner...
Via Fox Sports North
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Boogaard family sues NHL in wrongful death case

Disclaimer: This is one of those rare circumstances where we will not opine on the news. We do not have any facts other than what is being reported, and it is unfair to pass judgment without having all the facts. All we can do is send our prayers to the Boogaard family. News broke yesterday that the family of the late Derek Boogaard is suing the NHL in the wrongful death of the former...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Boogaard Lawsuit Could Target Rangers, Wild As Enablers

Jeff Klein at the New York Times reports that the lawsuit the family of Derek Boogaard filed against the NHLPA for squandering a chance at a possible financial claim by not filing a grievance against the Rangers for stopping Boogaard's salary payments to the family, alleges that the Blueshirts and Wild contributed to Boogaard’s death by repeatedly prescribed painkillers and...
Via NY Rangers Blog
September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

NHLPA has not seen Boogaard lawsuit

The NHL Players' Association says it hasn't seen a lawsuit reportedly filed by the parents of late enforcer Derek Boogaard seeking $9.8 million from the union. TMZ reported Friday night that Boogaard's family is suing the union to collect the $4.8 million remaining on the contract for their son, who died last year, and an additional $5 million in punitive damages. According...
Via AP on Fox
September 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Boogaard's parents sue NHLPA

The NHL Players' Association says it hasn't seen a lawsuit reportedly filed by the parents of late enforcer Derek Boogaard seeking $9.8 million from the union. TMZ reported Friday night that Boogaard's family is suing the union to collect the $4.8 million remaining on the contract for their son, who died last year, and an additional $5 million in punitive damages. According...
Via AP on Fox
September 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Derek Boogaard's Parents Suing NHLPA for $9.8 Million for Failing to Collect on Contract After His Death

Derek Boogaard tragically passed away in 2011 after overdosing on a mixture of painkillers and alcohol. Now, the tragedy may head to the courts, with a report that Boogard's parents are taking legal action against the players' union. The late enforcer's parents are suing the NHLPA, according to TMZ, after the union failed to file a grievance to collect on Boogaard'...
Via NESN.com
September 21, 2012  |  Discuss

More Sadness From Boogaard Tragedy

John Branch at the New York Times reports on the extensive research Derek Boogaard's father Len did on his son's death including these findings..."In a six-month stretch from October 2008 to April 2009, while playing 51 games, Boogaard received at least 25 prescriptions for the painkillers hydrocodone or oxycodone, a total of 622 pills, from 10 doctors — eight team...
Via NY Rangers Blog
June 05, 2012  |  Discuss

The Life & Death of Boogaard, A Must Read For All Hockey Fans

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...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
December 07, 2011  |  Discuss

Do Findings Inside Boogaard's Change Debate On Fighting In Hockey?

There is a constant debate amongst some surrounding the game of hockey about the need for and viability of fighting within the sport.  The detractors argue that most who predominantly fight would not otherwise be in the league, while the supporters talk about how it has always been a part of the sport and that fighting can have a purpose within a game.  That debate might...
Via Bleeding All Blue
December 06, 2011  |  Discuss
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