Hockey’s Five Mournful Moments of 2011

As 2011 comes to a close, it provides a time for hockey fans to reflect. In the first of a two-part series, The Hockey Writers’ Steve Kendall will examine the …

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Wade Belak, Rick Rypien, and Mental Illness: Sometimes You Lose the War…

By James Phieffer – Special to TheHockeyWriters.com I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Wade Belak. I didn’t know him, but when I heard he had taken …

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Wade Belak’s suicide won’t be the last – time to outlaw fighting in the NHL

Toronto Sun reporting that enforcer Belak’s death was a suicide – *AP reports Belak hung himself By Terrance Gavan Wade Belak died today. And it’s a sad, sad day for …

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