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Hockey Wilderness Oct 16, 2014

Fighting: A Losing Battle, but Not the Real Problem

With a new season underway, it's time to revisit the topic of CTE in the NHL. Most of us here at Hockey Wilderness are familiar with Derek Boogaard. Born June 23, 1982, Boogaard played for the Houston Aeros from 2003-2005, the Minnesota Wild from 2005-2010, and then 22 games for the New York Rangers, where he was placed on injured reserve. He was tragically found dead by his brother on May 13, 2011, having died from an overdose of alcohol and oxycodone. Shortly thereafter, on August 15, Rick Rypien of the Vancouver Canucks committed suicide in his Alberta home. 16 days later, Wade Belak was...

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