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NYRangers92
05-13-2011, 10:24 PM
holy fuck.

Mike Russo

Awful news: Derek Boogaard was found dead today in his Minneapolis apartment by members of his family. He was 28.

Chizz
05-13-2011, 10:25 PM
What?????? Holy shit!

EdMc28
05-13-2011, 10:25 PM
RIP

Chizz
05-13-2011, 10:26 PM
I am so saddened right now. NHL will really be cracking down on this now. I feel it has to be related to his "concussion"

NYRangers92
05-13-2011, 10:28 PM
it must be, due to the suddenness of it. More from Russo:

I got several texts from Derek in the past few days. He told me yesterday he had just met with a PR firm in LA to join Twitter

He was also ecstatic that both his brothers, Aaron and Ryan, were going to be in Minneapolis staying with him this week

Cash or Czech?
05-13-2011, 10:28 PM
Someone tell me this is a sick, twisted joke? RIP

Captain Clutch
05-13-2011, 10:29 PM
I saw...can't be true =[

Chizz
05-13-2011, 10:29 PM
I just went to google it and saw wikipedia had his death listed as today.

EdMc28
05-13-2011, 10:31 PM
It was only a matter of time until someone died from a head injury/multiple ones. RIP big guy. Saw you score your last ever NHL goal in person.

Captain Clutch
05-13-2011, 10:32 PM
Man... If it's from the head hits and such it's gonna be huge to NHL reform. If it's suicide, it's just a hit to everyone =[ i'm dumbfounded...

Patrick Bateman
05-13-2011, 10:32 PM
;_;

RichieNextel305
05-13-2011, 10:33 PM
This is some awful news. RIP Boogie. Way, way too young to go.

Keirik
05-13-2011, 10:33 PM
he comes off our cap now right? (someone had to ask)

Captain Clutch
05-13-2011, 10:34 PM
he comes off our cap now right? (someone had to ask)

yea....:/

Cash or Czech?
05-13-2011, 10:34 PM
he comes off our cap now right? (someone had to ask)

yes

Chizz
05-13-2011, 10:34 PM
he comes off our cap now right? (someone had to ask)

I felt like a sick person for thinking that same thing. Am I less sick now for not being the only person or are we both sick?

Phil in Absentia
05-13-2011, 10:35 PM
Holy shit...

Dunny
05-13-2011, 10:35 PM
Holy shit..

Keirik
05-13-2011, 10:36 PM
i know im sick and twisted. That i've always known lol

Captain Clutch
05-13-2011, 10:37 PM
This is incrediblly depressing and upsetting news

Phil in Absentia
05-13-2011, 10:38 PM
I don't even know what to say...

Niagaraiceman
05-13-2011, 10:38 PM
unfucking believable

Niagaraiceman
05-13-2011, 10:40 PM
Think the Stay or Go thread should go? Seems pointless now

RIP Derek

JOHN
05-13-2011, 10:40 PM
Wow. This is absolutely fucking nuts. RIP, not the way I wanted him to leave the Rangers. :(

Captain Clutch
05-13-2011, 10:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dK64gBIBNhY

JOHN
05-13-2011, 10:41 PM
Man, I'm stunned. I hope this is just another internet misunderstanding.

Cash or Czech?
05-13-2011, 10:42 PM
Man, I'm stunned. I hope this is just another internet misunderstanding.

The original twitter account isn't a fake. I checked :(

Captain Clutch
05-13-2011, 10:42 PM
Man, I'm stunned. I hope this is just another internet misunderstanding.

I want it to be, but it's not :/

Pete
05-13-2011, 10:43 PM
There's no link?

Poison Ivy
05-13-2011, 10:43 PM
Oh my fucking God, Boogie! :(

Phil in Absentia
05-13-2011, 10:43 PM
Think the Stay or Go thread should go? Seems pointless now

RIP Derek

Already gone — guy doesn't deserve any classless jokes at his expense.

Awful, awful news.

RichieNextel305
05-13-2011, 10:43 PM
Unfortunately, doesn't sound it right now.

If true, it is some heartbreaking news. The guy was a gentle giant. Really feel for his family and friends right now.

Phil in Absentia
05-13-2011, 10:43 PM
@SportsnetSpec: Rangers confirm the death today of Derek Boogaard. No cause given.

Captain Clutch
05-13-2011, 10:44 PM
http://rangers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=562775&navid=DL|NYR|home

Niagaraiceman
05-13-2011, 10:44 PM
Classy Phil... Thanks

Phil in Absentia
05-13-2011, 10:45 PM
http://rangers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=562775&navid=DL|NYR|home


The New York Rangers are very saddened to announce the passing of Derek Boogaard.

“Derek was an extremely kind and caring individual,” said New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather. “He was a very thoughtful person, who will be dearly missed by all those who knew him. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and teammates during this difficult time.”

Boogaard began his NHL career with Minnesota and appeared in 255 career games with the Wild from 2005-06 – 2009-10. He joined the New York Rangers on July 1, 2010, appearing in 22 games in the 2010-11 season.

Throughout his career, Boogaard sought to make a difference in the communities he played in, taking part in numerous charitable endeavors. Boogaard was a supporter of the Defending the Blue Line Foundation, a non-profit charitable foundation whose mission is to ensure that children of military members are afforded every opportunity to participate in the great sport of hockey.

While with the Rangers, he created “Boogaard’s Booguardians,” hosting military members and their families at all New York Ranger home games. In addition, he made multiple appearances with partner organizations of the Garden of Dreams Foundation, the non-profit charity that works closely with all areas of Madison Square Garden, including the New York Knicks, Rangers, Liberty, MSG Media, MSG Entertainment and Fuse “to make dreams come true for kids facing obstacles”.

Karan
05-13-2011, 10:46 PM
Oh God....this is unbelievable. In shock just reading this news :(

sheltonpackfan
05-13-2011, 10:46 PM
RIP

shocking

Captain Clutch
05-13-2011, 10:46 PM
:/ this and cherepanov. it's heart breaking, in all honesty

True Blue
05-13-2011, 10:47 PM
Wow...I'm shocked. RIP.

Pete
05-13-2011, 10:47 PM
Wow now I feel awful for talking about how bad he was at hockey.

Phil in Absentia
05-13-2011, 10:47 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_VIzeHgMtkks/TOBo4By1yII/AAAAAAAACbw/NNgzyBZ-gyg/s1600/derek_boogaard_celebrates.jpg

Captain Clutch
05-13-2011, 10:48 PM
TSN has it as well. and that picture is making me teary eyed

Pete
05-13-2011, 10:48 PM
No cause given...my guess is OD.

JOHN
05-13-2011, 10:48 PM
Wow now I feel awful for talking about how bad he was at hockey.

Same... I shouldn't either. Has nothing to do with how good a guy he was. Damn, I don't know what's worse, if this is somehow possibly suicide or head trauma related.

Captain Clutch
05-13-2011, 10:51 PM
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=365644



Throughout his career, Boogaard sought to make a difference in the communities he played in, taking part in numerous charitable endeavors. Boogaard was a supporter of the Defending the Blue Line Foundation, a non-profit charitable foundation whose mission is to ensure that children of military members are afforded every opportunity to participate in the great sport of hockey. While with the Rangers, he created "Boogaard's Booguardians," hosting military members and their families at all New York Ranger home games.

In addition, he made multiple appearances with partner organizations of the Garden of Dreams Foundation, the non-profit charity that works closely with all areas of Madison Square Garden, including the New York Knicks, Rangers, Liberty, MSG Media, MSG Entertainment and Fuse "to make dreams come true for kids facing obstacles."

Phil in Absentia
05-13-2011, 10:51 PM
No cause given...my guess is OD.

I really hope not.

Poison Ivy
05-13-2011, 10:51 PM
http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ll5zfy0GgP1qfyxmno1_500.png

Do you really think it would be drugs? :/

Captain Clutch
05-13-2011, 10:52 PM
I doubt it was drugs. doesn't seem his way, unless it was by suicide and he didnt wanna feel pain :/

Sharpshooter
05-13-2011, 10:53 PM
It's probably something related to the head injuries. They sounded pretty serious. So, it was either a complication with that, like a fatal seizure maybe? Or, an accidental OD or mixture of medications taken.

Phil in Absentia
05-13-2011, 10:53 PM
@jessespector: Minneapolis medical examiner says no foul play suspected in Boogaard's death, but it is under investigation, as is every death.

viventi
05-13-2011, 10:53 PM
There's no link?

its on the rangers twitter account.


The New York Rangers are very saddened to announce the passing of Derek Boogaard. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and teammates during this difficult time.

Chizz
05-13-2011, 10:54 PM
Who has that video of him smirking at the opposing teams bench?

Poison Ivy
05-13-2011, 10:54 PM
http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ll5zqoqsH21qgctiuo1_500.jpg

Way to spell his name right, Del Zotto. Oye.

Captain Clutch
05-13-2011, 10:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jacuTt-vjA&feature=related

Pete
05-13-2011, 10:55 PM
I really hope not.




Do you really think it would be drugs? :/

When Lyashenko killed himself, they said it. If they didnt know, they'd say so, IMO.

I think its gotta be head trauma, suicide or drugs. Just me speculating.

Phil in Absentia
05-13-2011, 10:56 PM
@Russostrib: Niklas Backstrom on Derek Boogaard: "Unreal guy. Just a really big teddy bear. Outside the rink, he didn't want bad for anyone."

Shane Falco
05-13-2011, 10:56 PM
I just opened TSN to this news. My heart sank when I read it. This is awful :( :( :(

Keirik
05-13-2011, 10:57 PM
everything is obviously speculation, but if i had to guess, i would think accidental overdose of some sort of medication, or complications from medication

Phil in Absentia
05-13-2011, 10:58 PM
Guy took fists to the head for a living — I'm sorry, but I refuse to rule out severe head trauma from this until I read otherwise.

JOHN
05-13-2011, 10:58 PM
I'm assuming head trauma, but suicide and/or drugs also fit. Truth be told, it could be a combo of all three. Drugs + concussion = depression to the max, and probably debilitating headaches.

Sharpshooter
05-13-2011, 10:59 PM
If this doesn't trigger the NHL to now REALLY crack down on head injuries, instead of blowing smoke up everyone's ass, then I don't know what will.

Pete
05-13-2011, 11:00 PM
Ugh. What the fuck...

Phil in Absentia
05-13-2011, 11:01 PM
If this doesn't trigger the NHL to now REALLY crack down on head injuries, instead of blowing smoke up everyone's ass, then I don't know what will.

If head trauma proves to be the cause, or even a factor, combined with the recent death of Probert, the concussion issue will become a major, major topic.

Sharpshooter
05-13-2011, 11:02 PM
I just really, really hope it isn't suicide. But, it really could've been. I would imagine all this stuff probably led to some depression. :(

Patrick Bateman
05-13-2011, 11:02 PM
Not in this thread.

Wasn't trying to make a joke there, just pointing out how unemotional his tweet was, even though I know he probably feels awful about losing a teammate like that.

Phil in Absentia
05-13-2011, 11:03 PM
Folks, have some respect here, please — the man is dead. This is not the time for jokes.

JOHN
05-13-2011, 11:03 PM
Not only that, but so will fighting. Bottom line is that guys who fight are put into a position where they are more prone to head trauma/concussions, and that will definitely be a part of this (if concussion/head trauma is in fact the cause).

Sharpshooter
05-13-2011, 11:04 PM
Sorry, it was meant to be dry humor. Bad timing though, yes.

Anyway, we probably won't know for a few days anyway, after an autopsy is done.

Shane Falco
05-13-2011, 11:05 PM
wtf man :(

Cash or Czech?
05-13-2011, 11:05 PM
I really don't even know how to react. It's absolutely dreadful

Phil in Absentia
05-13-2011, 11:06 PM
@Russostrib: I am reading these texts I got from Boogaard last few weeks in absolute astonishment. He was so looking forward to having a big summer ...

@Russostrib: He was so determined to return to New York and get back to being the old Boogaard after a very trying year. This is just nauseating

:(

Phil in Absentia
05-13-2011, 11:07 PM
@Proteautype: In the wake of Derek Boogaard's death, some will say hug your loved ones a little harder tonight. That's wrong. Hug them harder every night.

@Russostrib: #mnwild statement: The Minnesota Wild organization sends our deepest sympathies to the family of Derek Boogaard. (cond)

Sharpshooter
05-13-2011, 11:07 PM
@Russostrib: I am reading these texts I got from Boogaard last few weeks in absolute astonishment. He was so looking forward to having a big summer ...

@Russostrib: He was so determined to return to New York and get back to being the old Boogaard after a very trying year. This is just nauseating

:(

Ugh. I had been thinking that to myself actually. Plus with all the community stuff he had going on. I ruled out suicide almost right away.

Karan
05-13-2011, 11:07 PM
@Russostrib: I am reading these texts I got from Boogaard last few weeks in absolute astonishment. He was so looking forward to having a big summer ...

@Russostrib: He was so determined to return to New York and get back to being the old Boogaard after a very trying year. This is just nauseating

:(

Terrible :( We never got to see the best of Boogaard at all. This is a horrible loss.

Pete
05-13-2011, 11:07 PM
He doesn't sound depressed.

Chizz
05-13-2011, 11:07 PM
Heaven drafted the enforcer they needed tonight :(

Phil in Absentia
05-13-2011, 11:08 PM
Heaven drafted the enforcer they needed tonight :(

I'm far from religious, but this was well said, man.

Sharpshooter
05-13-2011, 11:08 PM
His goal last year was one of my favorite moments of the season, and how the team reacted and stuff. It was great.

Niko
05-13-2011, 11:09 PM
Firstly, rest in peace Derek, this is awful news.

Secondly, come on guys. The guy was an enforcer, but it's not fights that killed him. I see you saying "he took head shots to the head for a living"... but let's be real here guys. UFC Fighters and Boxers take head shots CONSTANTLY for 20 years. Some of these guys make have issues, but nobody dies over night from it.

I would think it's gotta be suicide or an accidental OD.

Phil in Absentia
05-13-2011, 11:10 PM
@BizNasty2point0 Had to call my folks after hearing that awful news. Derek Boogard you were pure nails on the ice, and an even better person off. R.I.P

Poison Ivy
05-13-2011, 11:10 PM
His goal last year was one of my favorite moments of the season, and how the team reacted and stuff. It was great.

Mine too. I was so excited and happy for him. It's such a shock to know he's gone. :(

Chizz
05-13-2011, 11:11 PM
Firstly, rest in peace Derek, this is awful news.

Secondly, come on guys. The guy was an enforcer, but it's not fights that killed him. I see you saying "he took head shots to the head for a living"... but let's be real here guys. UFC Fighters and Boxers take head shots CONSTANTLY for 20 years. Some of these guys make have issues, but nobody dies over night from it.

I would think it's gotta be suicide or an accidental OD.

He went out with a concussion that he was having a hard time dealing with. There were rumors that he had some memory loss because of it.

Phil in Absentia
05-13-2011, 11:11 PM
Firstly, rest in peace Derek, this is awful news.

Secondly, come on guys. The guy was an enforcer, but it's not fights that killed him. I see you saying "he took head shots to the head for a living"... but let's be real here guys. UFC Fighters and Boxers take head shots CONSTANTLY for 20 years. Some of these guys make have issues, but nobody dies over night from it.

I would think it's gotta be suicide or an accidental OD.

Not in the mood to argue with you over this, Nik. Not the night for it. All I'm saying is that I'd be shocked if it wasn't a factor — see Chris Benoit, Bob Probert, etc.

Shane Falco
05-13-2011, 11:11 PM
His goal last year was one of my favorite moments of the season, and how the team reacted and stuff. It was great.

Yep. I'll never forget that laser.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbDP6QdXL0Q

Captain Clutch
05-13-2011, 11:12 PM
NHL.com hasn't reported anything yet, guess the playoffs are more important.

Can't say RIP enough :/

JOHN
05-13-2011, 11:12 PM
Firstly, rest in peace Derek, this is awful news.

Secondly, come on guys. The guy was an enforcer, but it's not fights that killed him. I see you saying "he took head shots to the head for a living"... but let's be real here guys. UFC Fighters and Boxers take head shots CONSTANTLY for 20 years. Some of these guys make have issues, but nobody dies over night from it.

I would think it's gotta be suicide or an accidental OD.

People do die from concussions though, and if he took that concussion directly from fighting, it's something that will be considered. UFC and hockey is a lot different. UFC fighters fight and then shut it down for weeks at a time. Boogaard goes out and fights 3 nights out of 4, sometimes more than once a game. It's definitely different.

Niko
05-13-2011, 11:13 PM
Didn't Probert and Benoit snap out OD or have mental issues because of drugs?

Look man, I've followed boxing my entire life. I've seen a dude die in the ring and I've seen guys have problems later on in life (like Ali), but no 28 year old is going to die from being in a bunch of 2 minute fights over the course of 10 years. I don't buy it man.

Again, I'm not knocking Boogaard.

Pete
05-13-2011, 11:14 PM
Not in the mood to argue with you over this, Nik. Not the night for it. All I'm saying is that I'd be shocked if it wasn't a factor — see Chris Benoit, Bob Probert, etc.

Probert was a booze and cokehead too. No telling how it effected him. Lets wait and see what comes out.

BleedzNYRBlue
05-13-2011, 11:14 PM
When Lizzy texted me to tell me the news, my first thought was it was either concussion-related or suicide. :(
R.I.P. Boogyman :(

Niko
05-13-2011, 11:14 PM
People do die from concussions though, and if he took that concussion directly from fighting, it's something that will be considered. UFC and hockey is a lot different. UFC fighters fight and then shut it down for weeks at a time. Boogaard goes out and fights 3 nights out of 4, sometimes more than once a game. It's definitely different.

Have you ever seen boxers train? They spar for weeks before a fight. Yes, they wear protective head gear, but 9 out of 10 times, an NHL player is wearing a helmet when he fights, no?

Pete
05-13-2011, 11:16 PM
Guys lets chill with this for tonight.

Phil in Absentia
05-13-2011, 11:16 PM
Didn't Probert and Benoit snap out OD or have mental issues because of drugs?

Look man, I've followed boxing my entire life. I've seen a dude die in the ring and I've seen guys have problems later on in life (like Ali), but no 28 year old is going to die from being in a bunch of 2 minute fights over the course of 10 years. I don't buy it man.

Again, I'm not knocking Boogaard.

See Chappie's post.

1. Hockey is bare-knuckle fighting, full force.

2. He often fought multiple times a game, and fought around 60-times a year within a 9-month span – how often do boxers fight a year?

JOHN
05-13-2011, 11:17 PM
Have you ever seen boxers train? They spar for weeks before a fight. Yes, they wear protective head gear, but 9 out of 10 times, an NHL player is wearing a helmet when he fights, no?

9 times out of 10? No, I'd say maybe 6-7 times out of 10, and even still that does not protect the jaw/face like a boxers protective gear does. And when training, you aren't going at 100% all the time. Boogaard was going in there full effort, and so was everyone else who was going against him.

Chizz
05-13-2011, 11:17 PM
Hockey players have gotten concussions from fighting. People have died from concussions. Boogaard may have died from a concussion he received in a fight. No reason to speculate right now though because that information will be provided to us shortly. Right now this is about Boogaard's passing. I am in such shock right now. And for his family to find him dead in his apartment? My condolences go out to his friends and family.

BleedzNYRBlue
05-13-2011, 11:19 PM
I feel sorry for the family members who found him. That's an awful thing. :(

This really sucks. I really liked the guy. :(

Sharpshooter
05-13-2011, 11:19 PM
I couldn't imagine what's that like to walk in and find a parent, or a sibling, etc. dead. :(

Phil in Absentia
05-13-2011, 11:20 PM
I feel sorry for the family members who found him. That's an awful thing. :(

This really sucks. I really liked the guy. :(

Seriously. I feel for his family and friends most.

Niko
05-13-2011, 11:20 PM
We'll continue this discussion later. I think you guys are dead wrong on this. But you're right, this isn't the time for this discussion. But we'll definitely continue this later.

For now, RIP Derek.

Poison Ivy
05-13-2011, 11:20 PM
Guys lets chill with this for tonight.

Agreed. We should be more concerned on grieving as fans than fighting over how he died.

JOHN
05-13-2011, 11:21 PM
We'll continue this discussion later. I think you guys are dead wrong on this. But you're right, this isn't the time for this discussion. But we'll definitely continue this later.

For now, RIP Derek.

Agreed.

I am wondering if the family will let or want all the info out if anything proves to be drug related.

BleedzNYRBlue
05-13-2011, 11:21 PM
Seriously. I feel for his family and friends most.

Yeah, he was only 28. He really was a teddybear IRL.

Captain Clutch
05-13-2011, 11:21 PM
Gotta think a lot of the rangers are having depressing night tonight now :/ hard to lose a friend. I know we're all upset and sad about this, but they have top be 10 times worse.

Phil in Absentia
05-13-2011, 11:21 PM
@SpectorsHockey: RIP Derek Boogaard 1982-2011. http://tinyurl.com/6xqxgtp

Poison Ivy
05-13-2011, 11:21 PM
Seriously. I feel for his family and friends most.

Didn't he have a girlfriend too? :( Poor thing.

Sharpshooter
05-13-2011, 11:21 PM
Since I've been a fan of this team, I've seen this, Cherepanov and Lyashenko. That's probably a lot more than a lot of fans of a lot of the other NHL teams have had to go through. Unreal.

JOHN
05-13-2011, 11:22 PM
Wonder what Gabby's reaction will be. It was my understanding they were pretty close, definitely not going to be something he will take lightly I bet.

Captain Clutch
05-13-2011, 11:23 PM
Wonder what Gabby's reaction will be. It was my understanding they were pretty close, definitely not going to be something he will take lightly I bet.

yea, i hear they were good friends

Phil in Absentia
05-13-2011, 11:24 PM
I hope the Rangers do something to commemorate him for the upcoming season. Would be awesome if they all wore something on their jerseys, or equipment to honor him.

Poison Ivy
05-13-2011, 11:24 PM
http://meltyourfaceoff.files.wordpress.com/2007/07/boogaard-glasses.jpg

God. He was so young. :(

Sharpshooter
05-13-2011, 11:25 PM
The same age as me. :(

Respecttheblue
05-13-2011, 11:25 PM
This is incrediblly depressing and upsetting news

It really is. This is gonna be a sad feeling for a long while. Cherepanov we hardly knew him. Boogaard gave us some serious swagger for a short while. Knocks the wind out of you. Ach.

Chizz
05-13-2011, 11:29 PM
It really is. This is gonna be a sad feeling for a long while. Cherepanov we hardly knew him. Boogaard gave us some serious swagger for a short while. Knocks the wind out of you. Ach.

Just from watching the games, I know some of these players better than I know most of my co-workers. You feel like you lost a friend :(

Morphinity
05-13-2011, 11:31 PM
I can't believe this. This is terrible, terrible news. I'm in complete shock...

RichieNextel305
05-13-2011, 11:31 PM
Now, obviously I'm giving a completely unconfirmed scenerio here. But, for the sake of conversation, lets say that the autopsy reveals that the concussion he sustained against Carkner was a key reason in his death. How does the NHL respond to it?

This very well be the end of these types of players in the NHL. If thats it, which obviously very well may not be the case since I'm speaking hypothetically, but if thats it, it is truly sad that it took a great man losing his life for the NHL to realize that these enforcers are just too dangerous anymore.

Captain Clutch
05-13-2011, 11:39 PM
guy was my brothers age :/

Phil in Absentia
05-13-2011, 11:40 PM
Now, obviously I'm giving a completely unconfirmed scenerio here. But, for the sake of conversation, lets say that the autopsy reveals that the concussion he sustained against Carkner was a key reason in his death. How does the NHL respond to it?

This very well be the end of these types of players in the NHL. If thats it, which obviously very well may not be the case since I'm speaking hypothetically, but if thats it, it is truly sad that it took a great man losing his life for the NHL to realize that these enforcers are just too dangerous anymore.

All due respect, Richie, this just isn't the night for this type of talk.

Chizz
05-13-2011, 11:41 PM
Ugh, the twitter earlier said how Boogy was excited for his brothers to come stay with him this weekend. It was announced that Derek was found by family members. Probably his brothers. So terrible.

Captain Clutch
05-13-2011, 11:44 PM
it doesn't get better with time yet :/ night just gets sadder. rip big guy

Phil in Absentia
05-13-2011, 11:52 PM
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4334542/Training%20with%20Boogaard.jpeg

BleedzNYRBlue
05-13-2011, 11:53 PM
I'm reading all the comments on the Rangers FB page. It's nice to see other team's fans putting aside their rivalries to post condolences. But this one idiot (Lydia Ben Fredj) keeps saying "it was an overdose" over and over in the comments. I wanna punch her freakin' lights out! STFU! :mad:

Phil in Absentia
05-13-2011, 11:55 PM
http://www.startribune.com/sports/wild/121813554.html


"I don't know how to describe it," said goaltender Niklas Backstrom, who sat six feet away from Boogaard in the Wild locker room for four years. "It's really hard. Unreal guy. Great friend and an awesome teammate. Just a really big teddy bear. Outside the rink, he didn't want bad for anyone.

"If you don't know him, if you just know him by what he does on the ice, you don't know how great he is. Smiling every day. At the rink, I don't think he was mad at anyone ever."


In a text message to the Star Tribune last week, Boogaard said he "disappointed a lot of people. So I gotta work my [butt] off this summer so I can get back to what I was doing in Minny, you know?"

Backstrom just couldn't get over the news.

"He'd come to the rink always so happy," Backstrom said. "He enjoyed the game, he enjoyed life. Even on the ice, he had such a tough role. I look at those guys, and I don't know how they do it. But every day, he did it, and if he wasn't the best, he was one of the best.:


On Nov. 9, 2010, Boogaard scored his first goal since Jan. 7, 2006 -- or 1,768 days -- to end the longest goal drought in NHL history in a loss to Washington. In a text to the Star Tribune, Boogaard wrote, "I finally got it drilled into my head, I gotta shoot more like [Brian] Rolston!"

Sharpshooter
05-13-2011, 11:57 PM
lol@Rolston quote. Nice.

I was looking forward to seeing how he would have improved himself this year, or maybe find himself in the minors or bought out. It was a story I wanted to see how would unfold. :(

Bluephoria
05-14-2011, 12:01 AM
Awful news.

Phil in Absentia
05-14-2011, 12:06 AM
http://www.blueshirtsbrotherhood.com/images/misc/vbulletin4_logo.png

Sharpshooter
05-14-2011, 12:07 AM
Nicely done, Phil.

BleedzNYRBlue
05-14-2011, 12:08 AM
I stole it, Phil. :) Thanks. :)

Sharpshooter
05-14-2011, 12:10 AM
He died on Friday the 13th, too! :(

Poison Ivy
05-14-2011, 12:12 AM
He died on Friday the 13th, too! :(

I was just thinking about that. Especially since his nickname was Boogeyman. :/ Just weird, you know?

BleedzNYRBlue
05-14-2011, 12:15 AM
Ok, I just got some wicked chills...

viventi
05-14-2011, 12:17 AM
Aww, I see what you did there, Phil...cute :)

Captain Clutch
05-14-2011, 12:27 AM
love the logo

Sharpshooter
05-14-2011, 12:28 AM
Trademark it!

!br-avery!
05-14-2011, 12:34 AM
Damn,really sad :(
RIP Boogard

Captain Clutch
05-14-2011, 12:40 AM
someone on twitter said this
"Any thunderstorms heard in North America this weekend likely caused by Bob Probert and Derek Boogaard squaring off at the pearly gates."

BleedzNYRBlue
05-14-2011, 12:49 AM
:lol:

Captain Clutch
05-14-2011, 01:09 AM
BrandonPrust8 Brandon Prust
At a loss for words. I'll miss my roomy Derek Boogaard.. You will be missed by everyone. Great friend and teammate

G1000
05-14-2011, 01:30 AM
Absolutely dumbstruck. Can't believe this.

Poison Ivy
05-14-2011, 01:35 AM
http://avigerver.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/gdf_111210_173.jpg?w=418&h=600

Rest easy, big guy.

Captain Clutch
05-14-2011, 01:36 AM
ugh, everytime i see a pic like that my heart sinks. can't believe he's gone

ThirtyONE
05-14-2011, 01:42 AM
jesus christ. what a horribly sad day. Im dumbstruck by this right now. Rest in peace, Derek.

G1000
05-14-2011, 01:46 AM
One of the Denver beat writers is reporting that Wojtek Wolski is sitting in a bar in Denver absolutely devastated by this news.


@carlinrobin
Robin Carlin
Just ran into Wojtek Wolski at Cap Grill. He's crying and devastated by Boogaard death... So horrible!

Morphinity
05-14-2011, 01:47 AM
Wolski is a great teammate from what I've heard. I'm sure everyone is hit really hard by this.

Captain Clutch
05-14-2011, 01:50 AM
Upsetting :/ Prust seems pretty hit hard by this too. I'm sure all of the rangers are dumbfounded and upset by this. Hell, i teared up a few times. You don't know these guys, but you watch them, you become loyal to them, they become household names and a part of your life

ThirtyONE
05-14-2011, 01:53 AM
One of the Denver beat writers is reporting that Wojtek Wolski is sitting in a bar in Denver absolutely devastated by this news.


@carlinrobin
Robin Carlin
Just ran into Wojtek Wolski at Cap Grill. He's crying and devastated by Boogaard death... So horrible!

That's really amazing and really proves what kind of guy Derek was. Wolski didn't play a single game with Boogaard and yet he was impacted so deeply just by his presence in the room, at practice, and around the rink.

I hope the Rangers do something in his honor at the beginning of next season. Seemed like the nicest guy in the world.

Captain Clutch
05-14-2011, 01:53 AM
Hope the Rangers do a few things. I'm sure they'll say something at the draft in his memory, during the season ect.

ThirtyONE
05-14-2011, 01:56 AM
Upsetting :/ Prust seems pretty hit hard by this too. I'm sure all of the rangers are dumbfounded and upset by this. Hell, i teared up a few times. You don't know these guys, but you watch them, you become loyal to them, they become household names and a part of your life

count me in. anyone that's a part of this team feels like more than just someone to look up to or be entertained by. I can't say I knew him or know any of the players for that matter, but it really hits home because they really are a part of your life. He brought a lot of joy to peoples lives over the years, I hope he knew that before he went.

NYRangers92
05-14-2011, 01:59 AM
Hope the Rangers do a few things. I'm sure they'll say something at the draft in his memory, during the season ect.

would be a great gesture if they got a family member to announce a pick

Captain Clutch
05-14-2011, 02:07 AM
this is the 2nd rangers death in the past 3 years :/

Keirik
05-14-2011, 02:50 AM
RIP, he seemed like a nice guy. I'm not getting teary eyed or anything because i didn't know him personally, but i feel for his family members because no parent should ever outlive their child.



Still no word on any possible cause yet?

Captain Clutch
05-14-2011, 02:51 AM
autopsy to be done sat morning

TwoMinutesForNothing
05-14-2011, 03:05 AM
Fuck :(

I am Scags
05-14-2011, 03:21 AM
Holy shit, I just found out about this after seeing it come across the ESPN ticker. Fuck.

RIP

dublinranger
05-14-2011, 05:51 AM
Already gone — guy doesn't deserve any classless jokes at his expense.

Awful, awful news.

+1

RIP Big Guy.

Dane
05-14-2011, 05:51 AM
I don't know what to say. Terrible loss for his family and the team. RIP Boogaard.

Jules
05-14-2011, 06:37 AM
I just woke up to this news. Opened my Twitter and I noticed a random tweet by the NHLPA expressing their sadness over the death of "Boogaard" and I just thought "nah, can't be, has to be some management dude I've never heard of". And than I saw more and more tweets and realized it is Big Derek after all.

I will never forget his huge presence on the ice, the smiles and acknowledgement he gave to the Minnesota Wild fans at that game and how that same crowd chanted his name and roared everytime he was lining someone up for a bone-crunching hit.

Damn, his Dutch last name, his great personality, the fear factor to opposing goons. I liked this guy, I believed he had a role to play here and I will miss him as a fan.

RIP Derek.

Parsley
05-14-2011, 07:17 AM
What the F..........? :(

High and Wide
05-14-2011, 07:27 AM
I got the email from the Rangers this morning. Really sad to hear this. RIP Boogard...

Parsley
05-14-2011, 07:30 AM
Wow, after reading through this whole thread and seeing pics. I'm nearly in tears. RIP.

Jules
05-14-2011, 07:36 AM
Wow, after reading through this whole thread and seeing pics. I'm nearly in tears. RIP.

I was actually in tears. Not afraid to admit that. It's probably because I know what family members go through who find a loved one dead and how hard it is to deal with that in the future. To die as young as age 28 is my biggest fear.

Parsley
05-14-2011, 07:37 AM
I was actually in tears. Not afraid to admit that. It's probably because I know what family members go through who find a loved one dead and how hard it is to deal with that in the future. To die as young as age 28 is my biggest fear.

Ugh, so sad. :(

Parsley
05-14-2011, 07:43 AM
Yep. I'll never forget that laser.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbDP6QdXL0Q

One of the most unforgettable moments of the season......I love Boudreau's face after the goal!

Jules
05-14-2011, 07:56 AM
Ugh, so sad. :(

This thread is not about me, at all, but to clarify. The family members who found my father after his fatal heart attack, still struggle with this sight and moment today and it's been 18 months now.

Life takes bizarre turns, in the end it does that for all of us, and I want to wish Boogaards family the very best moving forward through life. The true pain is with the ones who are left behind.

I just read through this whole thread again. I just can't believe it. :(

josh
05-14-2011, 08:05 AM
OMG I just saw this. This is awful

Vodka Drunkenski
05-14-2011, 08:26 AM
Way too young, RIP

Ba Ba Bluey
05-14-2011, 08:35 AM
Such a shame. RIP Boogaard. You will be missed.

I am Scags
05-14-2011, 09:06 AM
I feel so bad not only for him but his family who will have to deal with such a tragedy to a young man who went too soon.

Marc
05-14-2011, 09:08 AM
just shaking my head in sadness... hope you had fun while you were here... rest up.

G1000
05-14-2011, 09:10 AM
feel weird today. nothing seems important.

Phil in Absentia
05-14-2011, 09:14 AM
Rhommer, Pete, etc. — anyone with my cell, text me if there are any developments with this this morning/this afternoon? I'm headed to work in a bit, so I'll be out of touch for a while.

I am Scags
05-14-2011, 09:15 AM
And for all the times we may have had our issues with him, it just humbles you and makes you understand how unimportant all that stuff really is. How much more important life and family is.

In the last 8 years or so, is this not now the 3rd young Ranger to die?

RIP Boogaard

G1000
05-14-2011, 09:22 AM
Rhommer, Pete, etc. — anyone with my cell, text me if there are any developments with this this morning/this afternoon? I'm headed to work in a bit, so I'll be out of touch for a while.

I'll check twitter while I'm out.

G1000
05-14-2011, 09:22 AM
And for all the times we may have had our issues with him, it just humbles you and makes you understand how unimportant all that stuff really is. How much more important life and family is.

In the last 8 years or so, is this not now the 3rd young Ranger to die?

RIP Boogaard

Lyashenko, Cherepanov, Boogaard.

Jules
05-14-2011, 09:23 AM
In the last 8 years or so, is this not now the 3rd young Ranger to die?

Yeah, Lyashenko at age 24 in 03, Cherepanov at age 19 in 2008, now Boogaard at age 28 in 2011. Are we cursed?

thecurse0101
05-14-2011, 09:37 AM
why did lyashenko kill himself?

Pete
05-14-2011, 09:41 AM
Same reason as anyone else?

Dunny
05-14-2011, 10:44 AM
I hope for his family that this doesn't become a John Kordic like story. I think they should withold all info until after the funeral. More important things now then the thirst for knowledge on retarded things like twitter.

Way to young to go, mortality sucks.

NYR2711
05-14-2011, 10:49 AM
RIP Boogeyman. From what I have heard, he was a great guy off the ice, and he seemed like he would be. I was excited when he came here, wished he had a better season than he did last season, but all in all, he was a Ranger, and that was the most important thing. He was a part of our family and will greatly be missed. My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and team mates. He will definately be missed. Going through this thread and seeing the pictures posted made me a little teary eyed. The thing that got me the most was reading about Wolski, that shows what kind of guy Derek was. Personally I feel saddened and cheated that we never got to see really what he could do for us, but thats just me being selfish. I really do hope the team does something special for him on opening night. I also hope the team has a patch for hm and wears it on their jerseys next season. I also really hope it wasnt suicide, but either way he was too young to lose. Once a Ranger, always a Ranger, Rest In Piece Derek, we will miss you big guy.

EdMc28
05-14-2011, 11:12 AM
One of the nicest athletes I've ever talked too. Anytime me and my friend would run into him he would always be so nice to us. Can't believe hes gone

NYR2711
05-14-2011, 11:28 AM
A nice little video tribute for Derek
YRlFXvQiebY

Pete
05-14-2011, 12:24 PM
Almost had me crying.

http://www.startribune.com/sports/blogs/121826023.html

Ba Ba Bluey
05-14-2011, 12:32 PM
I just cant believe it...

Poison Ivy
05-14-2011, 01:00 PM
Yeah, Lyashenko at age 24 in 03, Cherepanov at age 19 in 2008, now Boogaard at age 28 in 2011. Are we cursed?

Everything bad happens in three's.

Jules
05-14-2011, 01:15 PM
"On behalf of all Derek's teammates, I would like to say that he was a great friend and a great teammate and that we are all going miss him dearly. This is a tragic loss for the hockey community. All of our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family." - Rangers Captain, Chris Drury.

Pete
05-14-2011, 01:17 PM
What happened to the thread title?

Keirik
05-14-2011, 01:25 PM
WFAN was saying that according to the M.E. in Minn, it could be weeks before any info is released about Derek's cause of death. Lends me to believe there was nothing obvious about his death, like any self inflicted wounds. Pretty much leaves 3 causes left
1. drugs whether meds or recreational
2. brain related injury
3. pre-existing non detected health condition like blood clot, hole in his heart, etc

Captain Clutch
05-14-2011, 02:04 PM
I still can't believe he's gone

5 Alive
05-14-2011, 02:34 PM
I just signed on. I can't fathom this, absolutely awful.

NYR2711
05-14-2011, 04:11 PM
Almost had me crying.

http://www.startribune.com/sports/blogs/121826023.html

A great find, I was reading this and teared up. The more and more I think about this, the sadder I feel. You read things like this and see what a great and funny person he was and wonder why a guy like this has to be taken from us.

NYR2711
05-14-2011, 04:31 PM
Sounds like Prust is taking this hard. Here is one of the tweets about him:


thenyrangers New York Rangers
Prust has been texting photos of Boogey from his cell phone to his #NYR teammates "those pictures just make you want to smile"


This was on Blueshirts United from Prust:


I am still in shock. It keeps hitting me off and on all day as I'm driving home. Though he was a fighter on the ice, he was definitely a gentle giant off the ice. He was just a real good guy, a team guy all the way. I've been looking at some of the silly pictures I have from when we were roomates and it just hits me what a good guy he was. I still can't believe I am referring to him in the past tense.

Ba Ba Bluey
05-14-2011, 04:36 PM
They were roommates. I cant imagine how difficult it must be.

BleedzNYRBlue
05-14-2011, 04:49 PM
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/boogaards-death-may-be-unclear-for-weeks/article2022400/?utm_medium=Feeds:%20RSS/Atom&utm_source=Hockey&utm_content=2022400&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

BleedzNYRBlue
05-14-2011, 04:54 PM
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/hockey/rangers/2011/05/13/2011-05-13_new_york_rangers_derek_boogard_28_found_dead_in _his_minnesota_apartment_investig.html

momentum
05-14-2011, 05:14 PM
RIP
omg

Phil in Absentia
05-14-2011, 06:02 PM
@AGrossRecord: On Ranger Rants: Devastated Brian Boyle mourns Derek Boogaard's loss at http://blogs.northjersey.com/blogs/rangerrants/

Captain Clutch
05-14-2011, 06:33 PM
http://blueshirtsunited.com/posts/417-gaborik-devastated-by-boogaard-news

Captain Clutch
05-14-2011, 06:43 PM
NYP_Brooksie Larry Brooks
Post has learned that Derek Boogaard was receiving counseling through NHL/NHLPA Behavorial Health/Substance Abuse Program at time of death.

Shane Falco
05-14-2011, 06:45 PM
Fucking hell.. I really hope it wasn't because of substance abuse. I'll refrain from speculating any further until there's an official announcement.

Captain Clutch
05-14-2011, 06:46 PM
won't make the death any less tragic

RichieNextel305
05-14-2011, 06:51 PM
NYP_Brooksie Larry Brooks
Post has learned that Derek Boogaard was receiving counseling through NHL/NHLPA Behavorial Health/Substance Abuse Program at time of death.

...Boogey :(

NYRangers92
05-14-2011, 06:53 PM
Russo
BLOG: Exclusive: Family donates Boogaard's brain to Boston University researchers http://bit.ly/lgO7Ez

Parsley
05-14-2011, 07:00 PM
NYP_Brooksie Larry Brooks
Post has learned that Derek Boogaard was receiving counseling through NHL/NHLPA Behavorial Health/Substance Abuse Program at time of death.

Damn ... :(

Phil in Absentia
05-14-2011, 07:01 PM
@thenyrangers: RT @KevinWeekes: We're doing feature on our lost NHL family member Derek Boogaard #NHL On the Fly,he was kind hearted charitable young man

4_4
05-14-2011, 07:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dK64gBIBNhY

this needs to be bumped along in the thread because it's epic.

Jules
05-14-2011, 07:08 PM
Russo
BLOG: Exclusive: Family donates Boogaard's brain to Boston University researchers http://bit.ly/lgO7Ez

I hope this leads to great breakthroughs, but man, I sure as hell hope he didn't OD on coke or something. I hope he was just in the program for painkiller addiction or something relatively innocent.

ThirtyONE
05-14-2011, 07:14 PM
fuck... this is so sad...

Phil in Absentia
05-14-2011, 07:15 PM
I already miss this guy so much. 22 games was not enough.

Captain Clutch
05-14-2011, 07:17 PM
just because he was in the substance abuse program doesnt mean it has to do with that. it's also for behavioral stuff, and might have to do with anger issues on the ice

Mike
05-14-2011, 07:17 PM
RIP Derek. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family. This sucks.

Captain Clutch
05-14-2011, 07:19 PM
On Saturday Sean Avery had this to say about his fallen Rangers' teammate Derek Boogaard: "As big of a man as Derek was, his heart was even bigger. I hope that his family, friends and most importantly, those who didn't know him, understand what a great teammate he was and how much he meant to us all."

Parsley
05-14-2011, 07:25 PM
On Saturday Sean Avery had this to say about his fallen Rangers' teammate Derek Boogaard: "As big of a man as Derek was, his heart was even bigger. I hope that his family, friends and most importantly, those who didn't know him, understand what a great teammate he was and how much he meant to us all."

:(

so sad......

ThirtyONE
05-14-2011, 07:25 PM
just because he was in the substance abuse program doesnt mean it has to do with that. it's also for behavioral stuff, and might have to do with anger issues on the ice

you know, so many are people saying that he was excited to get back to NY and prove himself after a difficult season. We can only imagine now what next year would have brought, but you'd have to think he would have been a lot of fun to watch "prove himself."

As most people here know, I loved boogy, even though we didn't get to see him play for a lot of the year. It sucks that we wont get to see him put on the jersey again. He was folklore in Minny and just 22 games into the Rangers season he was hearing the "Boooo!"s from the crowd. Its a shame...

Jules
05-14-2011, 07:26 PM
I already miss this guy so much. 22 games was not enough.

We were among his biggest fans. Not just because of his character, but because we both felt he could do more than he showed last season. I am so sad we never got to see an actual, crazy Boogaard signature moment... except for that goal, of course.

Phil in Absentia
05-14-2011, 07:28 PM
you know, so many are people saying that he was excited to get back to NY and prove himself after a difficult season. We can only imagine now what next year would have brought, but you'd have to think he would have been a lot of fun to watch "prove himself."

As most people here know, I loved boogy, even though we didn't get to see him play for a lot of the year. It sucks that we wont get to see him put on the jersey again. He was folklore in Minny and just 22 games into the Rangers season he was hearing the "Boooo!"s from the crowd. Its a shame...

:+1:

NYR2711
05-14-2011, 07:29 PM
I really hope Brooks has his info wrong, or like someone said that it was for behavioral issues. While thinking about this today, I started wondering if maybe he started working out too hard too fast. I just hope it was natural causes and nothing to do with ODing. Fuck this sucks.

Jules
05-14-2011, 07:34 PM
Anyone an educated guess on whether they will wear a patch or remembrance thing next year?

NYR2711
05-14-2011, 07:36 PM
Id say yes. I think the will have a 94 DB patch on their chest all season. I wonder if Minny will do the same.

ThirtyONE
05-14-2011, 07:37 PM
Anyone an educated guess on whether they will wear a patch or remembrance thing next year?

Ill put it this way: if they don't its a disgrace.

Jules
05-14-2011, 07:41 PM
Ill put it this way: if they don't its a disgrace.

Agreed. Absolutely and I hope it's wonderful and it will spark the team next year.

NYR2711
05-14-2011, 07:48 PM
I hope they ave a pin for the fans so we can wear it to every game. I want a pin just so I can interchange it with all my jerseys.

Phil in Absentia
05-14-2011, 07:49 PM
At the very least, wear his number as a sticker on all our helmets.

Jules
05-14-2011, 07:52 PM
I really wanted his jersey last season, but wanted to wait how the season would turn out. It feels odd to order one now, so, well, too late.

Respecttheblue
05-14-2011, 07:57 PM
On Saturday Sean Avery had this to say about his fallen Rangers' teammate Derek Boogaard: "As big of a man as Derek was, his heart was even bigger. I hope that his family, friends and most importantly, those who didn't know him, understand what a great teammate he was and how much he meant to us all."

Good comment by Avery. You know his teammates are going to be really saddened by this.
It's gonna be in everybody's minds through next season.

Jules
05-14-2011, 08:01 PM
It's gonna be in everybody's minds through next season.

No better way to deal with it than to win, win, win and raise that Cup for him.

Mike
05-14-2011, 08:01 PM
Good comment by Avery. You know his teammates are going to be really saddened by this.
It's gonna be in everybody's minds through next season.

of course. although he wasn't here very long, they will probably do something with his locker. maybe leave his jersey's hanging in it all year or something.

Karan
05-14-2011, 08:20 PM
Has there been any statement from Torts on Boogs' passing?

Jules
05-14-2011, 08:20 PM
Has there been any statement from Torts on Boogs' passing?

Not that we know of.

ThirtyONE
05-14-2011, 08:22 PM
I really wanted his jersey last season, but wanted to wait how the season would turn out. It feels odd to order one now, so, well, too late.

It would be a nice tribute, I think, if you got it now. I wanted to get one of those jersey/shirts but they never had one when I went to the game. I would really love one now.

Phil in Absentia
05-14-2011, 08:30 PM
I really wanted his jersey last season, but wanted to wait how the season would turn out. It feels odd to order one now, so, well, too late.

I was actually hoping my brother would have gotten it for me for Christmas last year. I might actually get one still.

NYR2711
05-14-2011, 08:31 PM
It would be a nice tribute, I think, if you got it now. I wanted to get one of those jersey/shirts but they never had one when I went to the game. I would really love one now.

They used to sell them on shop.NHL.com.

Dane
05-14-2011, 08:36 PM
I really wanted his jersey last season, but wanted to wait how the season would turn out. It feels odd to order one now, so, well, too late.

No reason not too buy a jersey, it would be a tribute to Boogaard. He only played 22 games for us, but he gave us a few memorable moments in his regrettably short time with us.

yada
05-14-2011, 08:51 PM
I just turned on the ecf and heard this news. What a shame I was really looking forward to seeing boogard back with the rangers next year. This is about the most tragic news you could ever hear in pro sports.

Shane Falco
05-14-2011, 09:19 PM
won't make the death any less tragic

Of course not. I just happen to know too many people losing their lives for that reason.

Captain Clutch
05-14-2011, 09:22 PM
y'know, he could also of had an underlying medical issue no one knew of, and it could of been brought out more from a concussion, especially if it was a brain issue

Chizz
05-14-2011, 09:22 PM
If Brooks is right with his post, there is a possibility that Boogey had gotten addicted to a medication he was taking due to his concussion.

Poison Ivy
05-14-2011, 09:26 PM
I hope they ave a pin for the fans so we can wear it to every game. I want a pin just so I can interchange it with all my jerseys.

Agree.

Pete
05-14-2011, 09:53 PM
If Brooks is right with his post, there is a possibility that Boogey had gotten addicted to a medication he was taking due to his concussion.

I was thinking pain killers from the shoulder.

Phil in Absentia
05-14-2011, 09:58 PM
I was thinking pain killers from the shoulder.

Pain killers in general. Ugh, this sucks. :(

Mike
05-14-2011, 10:06 PM
If Brooks is right with his post, there is a possibility that Boogey had gotten addicted to a medication he was taking due to his concussion.

there is no medication for concussions. you take tylenol or antivert which is for dizziness and is not a narcotic.

Mike
05-14-2011, 10:09 PM
I was thinking pain killers from the shoulder.

this is exactly what i thought when i first heard that he had passed. imo the concussion had nothing to do with it. he was skating in february and there is no way they would let him on the ice if there was something wrong with his head.

Phil in Absentia
05-14-2011, 10:12 PM
http://www.blueshirtsbrotherhood.com/group.php?groupid=11

Captain Clutch
05-14-2011, 10:25 PM
http://blueshirtsunited.com/posts/419-tortorella-statement-regarding-boogaard
Rangers head coach John Tortorella made the following statement on Saturday regarding Derek Boogaard's death: "The news of Derek's untimely passing was so sudden and unexpected. Out of respect to Derek and the Boogaard family, the only comment I feel comfortable making today is that my thoughts and prayers are with them in their time need."

Mike
05-14-2011, 10:31 PM
http://blueshirtsunited.com/posts/419-tortorella-statement-regarding-boogaard
Rangers head coach John Tortorella made the following statement on Saturday regarding Derek Boogaard's death: "The news of Derek's untimely passing was so sudden and unexpected. Out of respect to Derek and the Boogaard family, the only comment I feel comfortable making today is that my thoughts and prayers are with them in their time need."

he's obviously stunned, upset and speechless just as the rest of the team and fans. unreal

Phil in Absentia
05-14-2011, 10:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwPxjA-zf80

Shane Falco
05-14-2011, 10:37 PM
:rofl: :rofl:

That cracked me up then, and without fail it is now :rofl: Repped

Phil in Absentia
05-14-2011, 10:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YW_-SD0O8Q&feature=related

Niko
05-14-2011, 10:41 PM
^ I don't remember that lol.

ThirtyONE
05-14-2011, 10:49 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwPxjA-zf80

awesome

BleedzNYRBlue
05-15-2011, 12:07 AM
Ya know, it bothers me, and I keep coming back to this:
In a text message to the Star Tribune last month, Boogaard said: "I did not want to have the year I had for my first year. I disappointed a lot of people. So I gotta work my [butt] off this summer so I can get back to what I was doing in Minny, you know?"

And this speaks to the depression aspect of the concussion:

[He] was limited to 22 games in New York because of a serious concussion. In March, he talked about how he never had experienced anything like it. He barely could leave his West Side apartment for weeks and had to wear sunglasses outdoors because he was bothered by sunlight.

He took solace in walks around Central Park

If Brooks is right and Boogey was in the NHLPA program, maybe in was for depression counseling...or maybe you guys are right, it was for the meds for his shoulder...:(

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05-15-2011, 12:11 AM
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