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Toronto pub blasts Don Cherry’s concussion comments with billboard

On Nov. 30, 2013, Don Cherry took to the airwaves on CBC’s Hockey Night In Canada – wearing what appeared to be a shabby chic down comforter as a jacket – and blasted the former NHL players who are suing the League for the way its handled concussions through the years. “It’s a money grab,” said Cherry, calling the lawsuit ridiculous. “I feel sorry for the guys, but...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Like NFL, former NHL players may sue, but unlikely

Known as ''Mr. Devil,'' Ken Daneyko lost front teeth playing hockey, had a pretty stout fight card, and often displayed ruthless aggression en route to winning the Stanley Cup three times. He laments the fading of the pure ''enforcer'' role, and the on-ice code of justice that was so ingrained in hockey's culture. But Daneyko, who spent 20 years...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

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

Matt Cooke to don No. 24 with Boogard's family approval

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Matt Cooke has worn No. 24 during his entire 14-year NHL career with three teams and wanted to continue with the number after signing with the Minnesota Wild last week.Cooke knew there was special significance to No. 24 in Minnesota though. The number was worn by Derek Boogaard, the team's former enforcer who was beloved during his time with the Wild. No one...
Via Fox Sports North
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Cooke to don No. 24 with approval of Boogard family

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Matt Cooke has worn No. 24 during his entire 14-year NHL career with three teams and wanted to continue with the number after signing with the Minnesota Wild last week.Cooke knew there was special significance to No. 24 in Minnesota though. The number was worn by Derek Boogaard, the team's former enforcer who was beloved during his time with the Wild. No one...
Via Fox Sports North
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Cooke requests permission from Derek Boogaard's family to wear #24

When Matt Cooke was signed by the Minnesota Wild, some fans wondered if he'd wear his usual number, #24, with his new team. The number is a special one for Wild fans as it was the number worn by the late Derek Boogaard. In an extremely respectful gesture, Cooke reached out to Boogaard's family and requested permission to wear #24 with the Wild, as reported by the Star...
Via Bloguin Best
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Tuesday at the Links… Fore

My friend Cornelius Hardenbergh from Stanley Cup of Chowder has an interesting and thought provoking piece on Matt Cooke wanting to wear Derek Boogaard’s number 24.  Matt Cooke's Legacy: Graverobber? Sounds like Matt Cooke has been given the blessing to wear Derek Boogaard’s number by the Boogaard family. Matt Cooke gets blessing of Boogaards to wear 24…[Russo’s...
Via Goon's World
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Cooke requests permission from Derek Boogaard's family to wear #24

When Matt Cooke was signed by the Minnesota Wild, some fans wondered if he'd wear his usual number, #24, with his new team. The number is a special one for Wild fans as it was the number worn by the late Derek Boogaard.  In an extremely respectful gesture, Cooke reached out to Boogaard's family and requested permission to wear #24 with the Wild, as reported by the Star...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Did the NHL Kill Derek Boogaard?

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...
Via Around The Rink
May 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Column: Boogaard a sad example for hockey goons

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist The lawsuit doesn't read nearly as well as the story, which laid bare the life of an NHL enforcer for all to see. The way John Branch wrote about Derek Boogaard in the New York Times should have been enough to cause even the most hardcore hockey fan to reconsider the peculiar role that goons play in the sport. It was...
Via Fox Sports
May 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Family of Derek Boogaard File Wrongful Death Suit Against NHL

On the two-year anniversay of his passing, the family of the late Derek Boogaard have filed a wrongful-death suit against the NHL. In the complaint, the family argues the NHL is responsible for the physical trauma and brain damage Boogaard suffered during his six NHL seasons and his addiction to pain killers. Williams Gibbs, attorney for the Boogaard family, has this to say when...
Via NY Rangers Blog
May 13, 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

Video- Lawyer For Derek Boogaard’s Family Discusses Lawsuit Against The NHL

via CBC,  
Via Kukla's Korner
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Derek Boogard’s Family Said to File Wrongful-Death Lawsuit Against NHL, Claims League Responsible for Brain Damage

Derek Boogaard‘s family has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the National Hockey League, The New York Times reported Sunday. The newspaper reported that 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 NESN.com
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Boogaard's family sues NHL

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...
Via Fox Sports
May 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Boogaard family sues NHL for son's death

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...
Via Fox Sports
May 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Boogaard Family Sues NHL For Wrongful Death

((HT: NY Times/Branch)) Derek Boogaard spent his career as an NHL enforcer and was very good at his gig... too good until injuries sidelined him while he was under contract to the New York Rangers. He was found dead last May after an accidental overdose of painkillers and alcohol. Now, his family is suing the NHL saying that the league is responsible for all the trauma his...
Via Online Sports Guys
May 12, 2013  |  Discuss

NHL Hit With Wrongful-Death Lawsuit By Family Of Derek Boogaard

from John Branch of the New York Times, The family of the Derek Boogaard filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the National Hockey League. It contends that the N.H.L. is responsible for the physical trauma and brain damage that Boogaard sustained during six seasons as one of the league’s top enforcers, and for the addiction to prescription painkillers that marked his...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Peter Berg Producing A Film On Derek Boogaard

from Mike Fleming JR of Deadline, Attention on the long-term brain damage suffered by contact sports stars has primarily fallen on pro football because of the tragic suicides of superstars like Junior Seau and Dave Duerson, both of whom left behind their brains for study on how on-field collisions made retirement life too much to bear. But the problem reaches other sports, including...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss
COMING OUT KICKING

Openly gay kicker trying to make NFL

An openly gay former college kicker is trying to make it in the NFL. Alan Gendreau, who played at Middle Tennessee State, is hoping to attract attention from teams.

Via NESN.com
April 23, 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

The Boogaard Lawsuit

from Michale Grange of Sportsnet,  The question, ultimately, may be who or what the family of Derek Boogaard deems unworthy of suing? The teams he fought for, who knew of his drug problem and allegedly contributed to it? The affiliated medical professionals that supplied him with the pain killers and sleeping pills that became part of his daily routine until the night...
Via Kukla's Korner
September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Boogaard Family Suing NHLPA

((HT: TMZ via Howard Bloom)) It appears the family of former NHL enforcer Derek Boogaard is suing the NHLPA because the family thinks the player's association didn't act fast enough in getting the remainder of his contract paid off. Boogaard, who died from an overdose of pain medication and alcohol last May, had US$4.8-million left on his deal with the New York Rangers...
Via Online Sports Guys
September 24, 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
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