What Happens To Enforcers When Hockey Uses Them Up?

More winter Friday nights than not through my first few years of high school, I was in my usual seat at the local arena, three or four rows up behind the home team's bench. On the ice, the Ontario Hockey League's Ottawa 67's, a group of—boys, really, aged 16 to 20. A handful of them would go on to be drafted by NHL… » 3/16/15 3:00pm 3/16/15 3:00pm

Two Arrested In Connection With Derek Boogaard's Death

Two men were arrested this morning in connection with the death of hockey enforcer Derek Boogaard, who died in 2011 from an overdose of alcohol and prescription painkillers. » 9/09/14 2:59pm 9/09/14 2:59pm

Derek Boogaard's Family Is Suing The NHL For Wrongful Death

Almost two years ago to the day, Derek Boogaard died in his Minneapolis apartment. Late Friday afternoon, his family filed suit in Circuit Court of Cook County (Illinois) for his wrongful death. » 5/12/13 7:18pm 5/12/13 7:18pm

Report: Derek Boogaard's Family Is Suing The NHLPA For Failing To File…

TMZ—of all places—is reporting that Derek Boogaard's family will sue the NHL Player's Association for the money left on the enforcer's contract when he died in May 2011 (as well as some punitive damages). The family says that the NHLPA was supposed to help them collect the remaining balance, but didn't. » 9/22/12 6:15pm 9/22/12 6:15pm

Hockey Killed Derek Boogaard

Hockey doesn't show up on a toxicology report. The coroner will tell you that it was too much alcohol and too much oxycodone that stopped Boogaard's heart on an early morning last May, and the NHL will tell you the same. But it was hockey that caused Boogaard to turn to pills, hockey that caused him to need them… » 6/04/12 11:40am 6/04/12 11:40am

Wade Belak, Another NHL Enforcer, Found Dead (UPDATE: A Suicide,…

Longtime NHL defenseman Wade Belak, who spent much of his career with the Maple Leafs, was found dead at 35 today in his Toronto hotel, according to a report from QMI Agency in Canada. » 8/31/11 6:05pm 8/31/11 6:05pm

Watch People Cheer For A Suicidal Turtle At The Players Championship

Your morning roundup for May 15, the day Lazy Cakes, Kush Cakes and Lulla Pies start becoming Public Enemy Nos. 1-3. » 5/15/11 9:45am 5/15/11 9:45am

The Grizzlies Were Prince To The Thunder's Morris Day Last Night

Your morning roundup for May 14, the day after a homeless Bulgarian man beheaded an elderly British woman in a Spanish supermarket, walked away "clutching the head by its hair, leaving a trail of blood dripping to the ground," but got caught after an Italian motorcyclist threw a helmet at his face. Oh, Europe. » 5/14/11 10:00am 5/14/11 10:00am

SportsCenter Attempts To Standardize American Spelling

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 11/10/10 9:20am 11/10/10 9:20am