By John Branch
The Pulitzer Prize--winning reporter's heartbreaking account of the existence and stunning dying of the hardest guy in hockey.
<em>Boy on Ice</em> is <em>New York Times</em> reporter John Branch's chronicle of Boogaard's tragic existence and loss of life. A human tale within the culture of <em>Friday evening Lights</em> and <em>The Blind Side</em>, it's a publication that increases deep and annoying questions about the systemic brutality of touch sports--from peewees to professionals--and harm that reaches a long way past the game.
Derek Boogaard used to be a mountain of a guy who lived a virtually mythic activities tale: from pond-hockey at the prairies of Saskatchewan, to a primary NHL agreement in Minnesota, to the storied long island Rangers because the such a lot feared enforcer within the league. a steady younger guy, he used to be a brutal fighter on ice skates, in a position to supplying career-ending punches and intimidating complete groups. yet at 28, his loss of life from an overdose of painkillers within the wake of a sequence of concussions helped shatter the silence approximately violence in expert activities.
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