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Mixed Emotions on Boogaard


Late last Saturday I was shaken, like most hockey fans, by the announcement that Derek Boogaard of the Rangers had been found dead in his Minneapolis apartment at the young age of 28.  Having played a little and been involved in quite a few head injuries I stopped and thought for a minute.  Man 28 is young.  I’m about to be 34.  Is there some dark monster in my head looking to snatch me too?  Boogaard’s season had been cut short by concussion.

Today the Hennepin County Medical Examiner ruled the cause of Boogaard’s death to be an accidental lethal mix of alcohol and the prescription pain killer oxycodone.  This announcement while somewhat expected after some of the rumor dropping of the previous week still has torn me in several directions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Written by ozman51

May 20, 2011 at 9:00 PM

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