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By John Branch

ISBN-10: 1443417068

ISBN-13: 9781443417068

The Pulitzer Prize--winning reporter's heartbreaking account of the lifestyles and surprising 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 lifestyles and demise. 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 traumatic questions about the systemic brutality of touch sports--from peewees to professionals--and harm that reaches some distance past the game.

Derek Boogaard was once 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 so much feared enforcer within the league. a steady younger guy, he was once a brutal fighter on ice skates, in a position to providing career-ending punches and intimidating complete groups. yet at 28, his demise from an overdose of painkillers within the wake of a chain of concussions helped shatter the silence approximately violence in expert activities.

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