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Trio of Enforcer Deaths Puts Spotlight on NHL Fighting

Wade Belak third NHL tough guy to die this year

(Newser) - A trio of deaths has put the spotlight on the role of tough guys in hockey like never before. Recently retired player Wade Belak was found hanged in a hotel room this week. His death follows that of Rick Rypien, who died in apparent suicide last month, and New York... More »

Toskala Stymies Nashville, Toronto Win 3-1

Goalie stops 34 shots, gives Leafs first 3-game win streak of season

(Newser) - Maple Leafs enforcer Wade Belak drew a standing ovation from the 19,400 fans at the Air Canada Centre after scoring his first goal in 143 games during Toronto’s 3-1 win over Nashville. But the real star of the night was Toronto net minder Vesa Toskala, who had 34... More »

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