The New York Times is doing a series about the life and death of for Wild bruiser Derek Boogaard. It turns out the continued hits he took while fighting may have lead directly to his addictions and ultimately his death. You can read part of that series below. Should the NHL take this information and look into their fighting policy?
THROUGH THE NIGHT and into the next day, as the scrolls across the bottom of television screens spread the news of Derek Boogaard’s death last May, the calls of condolences came, one after another.
Among them was a call from a stranger, first to Joanne Boogaard in Regina, Saskatchewan, then to Len Boogaard in Ottawa. It was a researcher asking for the brain of their son.