By JOE WARMINGTON, QMI Agency
Thereís no question the NHL is sad former Maple Leaf Wade Belak took his life and that Derek Boogaard, Rick Rypien and Bob Probert died way too young.
But what is it going to do about it?
NHL must take action now
Pedro the Moron
Pedro, 2011-09-27 10:02:38
Consider this, as Steve Buffery points out in an article: "NHL enforcers arenít an island unto themselves. Former Blue Jays pitcher Mike Flanagan committed suicide this summer and he wasnít an NHL enforcer. Nor were Erica Blasberg, Solen Coulot or Jeret Peterson, all professional athletes who committed suicide in recent months."
If the NHL should do anything, it should pour funds into combating depression. Period.
Pragmatic, 2011-09-14 10:46:53
There are enough Chris Nilans and Georges Laracques out there to make a scientific study like this possible.
RB, 2011-09-09 08:57:24
Can his sorry a$$ and make the NHL respectable again.
Gordie, 2011-09-06 13:38:01
Mental illness is rampant in our society, and the only connection this story has to the NHL, is that these guys all played hockey.
Every day people commit suicide, and it has nothing to do with being a hockey player or an enforcer or an athlete -- it has everything to do with being human.
There is help, but the individual has to seek it, and even when they do, sometimes it's just not enough.
God bless the ones left behind at this most difficult time.
Jimmy, 2011-09-02 20:46:22