NHL enforcers slowly vanishing
out longer suspensions for cheap shots and illegal hits. And three years ago, three enforcers were found dead: Derek Boogaard, once named in a Sports Illustrated players poll as the NHL's toughest fighter, Wade Belak and Rick Rypien .
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Marc Savard, Eric Lindros and Scott Stevens ended due to repeated blows to the head. Like Boogaard, fellow enforcers Rick Rypien and Wade Belak died in their 20s. Rypien was found to have committed suicide, and all three dealt with substance and