A damning series of articles in the NYTimes about Derek Boogerd, a hockey enforcer who committed suicide, most likely due to side effects of CTE, and drug addiction.  A compelling picture, not only of the culture of violence that pervades pro hockey, and the costs that are borne by the enforcers, but also a moving picture of a kid growing up in Saskatchewan with a dream of playing in the NHL 

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06 December 2011