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#BellLetsTalk Resonates with Toronto Maple Leafs’ Rich Clune

You may have seen that it is the leading trend on Twitter today. Around this time of year, you will see tweets in your timeline, which read a simple #BellLetsTalk. If you all don’t know what it means, it is a phrase that has gotten the attention of not only tweeters around the entire world, but also athletes, political figures and celebrities. #BellLetsTalk raises awareness for...
Via The Sports Journal
17 days ago  |  Discuss

#BellLet’sTalk Day Garners Real Attention

Today is Bell Let’s Talk day, a Canadian day that supports mental health research and all of those stricken with mental health woes. Having battled mental health issues myself I can attest to the importance of such a day. Bell Let’s Talk day is garnering the most amount of attention in the NHL, where 52.2% of the players are of Canadian descent. Many players, such as Derek Boogaard...
Via The Sports Journal
17 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL fights CTE researchers for the release of concussion-related documents

A lawsuit by former NHL players against the NHL took a bitter turn recently, as TSN reported the NHL is subpoenaing documents and correspondences from Chris Nowinski, the co-director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University, as well as two other researchers from the center.TSN said it obtained the subpoenas, which demand the researchers hand over...
Via Fox Sports
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Former enforcer Ewen died of self-inflicted gunshot wound

A day after former NHL tough guy Todd Ewen died, a Canadian television anchor reported Sunday that he died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head. Amanda Singroy of CTV tweeted that Ewen’s family indicated he had battled depression for years and that police are classifying Ewen’s death Saturday at age 49 as suicide. The tweets also indicated that Ewen illustrated and wrote children’s...
Via Fox Sports
September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

The NHL Needs a Peer Support Program

First, I recommend reading Mike Peluso's article that's in the Globe and Mail.Mike Peluso, The Globe and Mail -- The rewards did not last long. The altercations were brutal on our bodies, and I suffered at least 10 concussions from fighting. Probably many more. After some fights, I went to the wrong penalty box, only to be treated by doctors or trainers who asked me to name the...
Via Goon's World
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Some of the NHL's top enforcers

Fighting has been a part of the NHL for about as long as the sport has existed, but the fraternity of enforcers is dwindling as teams place a premium on skill and speed in an era of heightened concern about head injuries. Some of the league's most ferocious fighters through the years, all of them Canadian except for Nilan (American): Tiger Williams, 1974-1988, 3,966 penalty minutes...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL enforcers slowly vanishing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The NHL has seen a dramatic decline in fighting over the past several years. The website Hockeyfights.com says there were 143 fights through the first 408 games of the NHL season, which projects to 431 fights overall. That's a dramatic dip from 734 fights in 2008-09 and 714 fights in 2009-10. But the number of fights fell into the 500s in 2011-12 and the 400s last...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Milbury: Time to get rid of fighting in hockey; ‘Let’s grow up’

Mike Milbury has had enough with fighting in the NHL. He voiced his views on opening night on NBCSN. I agree. For a long time, I have felt fighting is stupid and doesn’t belong in the game. As I wrote earlier this week, if you read John Branch’s new book, “Boy Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard,” you definitely will have a different perspective the next time two guys...
Via Sherman Report
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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
October 07, 2014  |  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...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
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

Charges stem from drug sales in ex-Wild player Boogaard's death

NEW YORK (AP) -- A former minor league hockey player was arrested Tuesday on charges he sold illegally obtained prescription painkillers to former hockey player Derek Boogaard of the New York Rangers and the Minnesota Wild before Boogaard died in 2011 of an accidental overdose. Jordan Hart, 31, of Huntington, New York, was arrested on charges contained in a federal indictment unsealed...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Charges stem from drug sales in ex-Wild player Boogaard's death

NEW YORK (AP) -- A former minor league hockey player was arrested Tuesday on charges he sold illegally obtained prescription painkillers to former hockey player Derek Boogaard of the New York Rangers and the Minnesota Wild before Boogaard died in 2011 of an accidental overdose. Jordan Hart, 31, of Huntington, New York, was arrested on charges contained in a federal indictment unsealed...
Via Fox Sports North
September 09, 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...
Via NESN.com
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-minor leaguer faces drug charges related to Boogaard death

  A former minor league hockey player has been arrested on charges he sold illegally obtained prescription painkillers to former hockey player Derek Boogaard of the New York Rangers and the Minnesota Wild who died of an accidental overdose. Jordan Hart was arrested Tuesday on charges in a federal indictment unsealed in New York. Also arrested was a physician's assistant, Oscar Johnson...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

US charges stem from drug sales in Boogaard death

NEW YORK (AP) A former minor league hockey player has been arrested on charges he sold illegally obtained prescription painkillers to former hockey player Derek Boogaard of the New York Rangers and the Minnesota Wild who died of an accidental overdose. Jordan Hart was arrested Tuesday on charges in a federal indictment unsealed in New York. Also arrested was a physician's assistant...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Column: Fighting hurts both sides in NHL lawsuit

For a preview of what evidence on Day 1 of an NHL concussions trial might look like, head over to YouTube, type in ''NHL brawls'' and take your pick of any of the 481,000 choices offered there. In a league where both sides give a wink to bare-fisted fighting - and in a case in which raw emotion could play as big a role as the still-developing science of concussions - it will be...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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