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09-02-2011, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Agnostic View Post
People are skeptical about the connection between depression and enforcers , that's healthy. But there's no proof that the current rash of suicides is just coincidence either. In fact I doubt it's just random. But without data there's nothing to do but suppose and speculate.

The league needs to begin talking to retirees of today and yesteryear. Many players from days gone by retired from the game with no financial security and in many cases poverty, yet picked up their lives and kept going. With no counseling services, with no medical understanding of depression.

Yet today we have 3 guys that end their lives over a period of a few months. It needs to be studied.
agreed, saying "never happened before so it's a coincidence" is just too easy...

it's very possible it's all coincidence, but there would be nothing wrong in looking into it... if anything, by studying these cases, NHL may find ways to help players and not just enforcers...

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