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Book review: You will view hockey fights differently after reading tragic tale of Derek Boogaard

Here is my review in the Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row on “Boy on Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard” by John Branch. You also can access the review via my Twitter feed at @Sherman_Report. Branch’s excellent book really will change your perspective the next time two guys throw their gloves to the ice. An excerpt of the review. ******* Typically, it is difficult to...
Via Sherman Report
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Arrests made in connection with death of Derek Boogaard

In case you missed it from yesterday, there have been some arrests made in connection with the overdose death of Derek Boogaard in May of 2011. Jordan Hart, son of former Islander Gary Hart, was arrested for supplying Boogaard with the prescription painkillers that led to his death. Oscar Johnson, a PA in Utah, was […] The post Arrests made in connection with death of Derek Boogaard...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Arrests In Boogaard Death; Stralman Is Pissed; No Traverse TV Coverage; Stepan Hurts Foot

More than three years after Derek Boogaard died from a drug overdose, Jordan Hart, the son of former New York Islanders player Gary Hart, and Oscar Johnson, a physician’s assistant in Utah, were arrested in connection to the tragedy (via Fox5)… “An indictment claims that Hart was supplying Boogaard, a former Rangers’ enforcer, with the prescription painkillers that killed...
Via NY Rangers Blog
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Two Arrests Made In Connection To Ex-Ranger Derek Boogaard’s Death

Jordan Hart and Oscar Johnson have been arrested in connection with the overdose death of former New York Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard. Hart, son of New York Islanders’ legend Gerry Hart, was arrested for supplying Boogaard with prescription painkillers, according to My Fox NY, citing an indictment.  Hart reportedly began selling pills to Boogaard in November 2010. About two...
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Person Arrested In Connection With The Death Of Derek Boogard

via the Toronto Star, A New York TV station says several people have been arrested in connection with the death of New York Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard. Boogaard died of an accidental drug overdose in 2011 while recovering from a concussion. “Arrests have been made in connection with the overdose death of @NYRangers player Derek Boogaard,” MyFoxNY...
Via Kukla's Korner
September 09, 2014  |  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

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

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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