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Aaron Volpatti and Daniel Carcillo drop the gloves. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Hockey Fighting On The Way Out

It has taken years to reach this point, but the combination of medicine, awareness, tragedy and marketing sense has pushed hockey to the brink of real culture change.

CBS Chicago–02/29/2012

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Former NHL Enforcer Belak Found Dead In Toronto

Former Predator Wade Belak, an enforcer who had played with five NHL teams before retiring in March, was found dead Wednesday in Toronto. He was 35.

CBS Chicago–09/01/2011

Rick Rypien. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Winnipeg Jets C Rypien Found Dead In Home

COLEMAN, Alberta (AP) — Winnipeg Jets center Rick Rypien was found dead in his home Monday, nine months after he took a leave of absence to deal with an undisclosed personal matter. An official with […]

CBS Chicago–08/16/2011

Rick Rypien

Hoge: Canucks Shorthanded Against Hawks After Player Grabs Fan

By Adam Hoge – You would think if a Canuck player were to go after a fan, it would happen in Chicago. Vancouver center Rick Rypien was suspended indefinitely by the league Wednesday after he […]

670 The Score–10/20/2010