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07-11-2013, 12:41 AM
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Originally Posted by groovejuice View Post
Boogaard, Rypien, Belak, Probert .

Really. Fighting is really important. Get a life. Oh! You conveniently forgot? No problem...
Boogaard- Accidental overdose of pain killer (heart failure/addiction)

Probert- Heart Attack

Rypien and Belak- Suicide caused by depression they had both been fighting with for their whole careers.(Not just a short bout) There was no sudden change in either of them.

Yes CTE was found in all 4 but in two cases (Boogaard and Probert) it played absolutely no part in their deaths and for the other two, they both had a documented history of depression during their whole careers before any brain damage truly had time to set in. That's not to say that CTE did not push them over the edge (it could have) but there is no conclusive proof that CTE caused their death.

If you wanted examples for CTE, you would have been better off pointing out the players still living that have brain damage/memory loss than the ones that died at a young(er) age for various reasons.

To get back on topic, as long as he is used sparingly to help alleviate the stress on Prust, I can't wait to see Parros and his mustache in a Habs jersey.

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