December 5th, 2011, 05:18 AM #1
Punched Out - The Life and Death of a Hockey Enforcer / Derek Boogaard
December 5th, 2011, 07:49 AM #2
Wow, thats a pretty powerful story. Thanks for sharing.
December 5th, 2011, 02:46 PM #3
Thanks for the read. Sounds like the poor guy was cursed by his size, right from the beginning.
December 5th, 2011, 09:33 PM #4
Frankly if you think the enforcer role has any place in modern hockey you haven't been paying attention for the last 5+years. The role of the enforcer serves no purpose now except to risk the lives and careers of people unnecessarily. My heart goes out to the families of people who's live are devastate by the changes caused by brain damage and the NHL should man up and do something about it.
December 5th, 2011, 10:42 PM #5
Good read, but sad.
Have to agree w Maddog
December 6th, 2011, 07:54 AM #6
December 6th, 2011, 01:36 PM #7
I never know how to feel about these. Scares the **** out of me, but I can't stop reading them. Needless to say, I haven't had near the issues any of these guys had, but it makes you wonder... at what point does it start? Is that next one going to put me in a bad position?
I really need to stop reading these. Good thing it's the last one.
December 6th, 2011, 02:01 PM #8
If you take out the part where he gets paid millions of dollars to play hockey, it's a story that could be told by millions of kids. Rather than take fighting out of hockey, let's make sure the fighters can actually play hockey.
December 6th, 2011, 09:11 PM #9
What the ? Did you read the articles? What about the health and impact on all the players that don't make the NHL or even make it? Is the price for your entertainment worth it? It's time to ban fighting.
Originally Posted by gradin
December 6th, 2011, 10:14 PM #10
While we are at it, let's ban hitting. Let's soften the puck, etc.... Let's ban alcohol, cigarettes, deep frying, sun tanning, boxing, MMA, tackling in football, blah blah blah. The world can be made very safe. If you do not want to fight, don't fight. If you are good enough, you'll still make it. Last time I checked, wills were still pretty free. Let's react to EVERY situation as it happens and fix the world!!
Originally Posted by SirJW
I understand that for many a fan, fighting may be seen as "entertainment". So you know, it isn't like that for all of us.