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Top five hockey stories of 2011

The death of an enforcer and a debacle on the Island cast a pall over the year

Updated: December 27, 2011, 1:37 PM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

We asked ESPNNewYork.com's beat writers to rank their five top stories of 2011. Next up: Katie Strang, who shares her hockey picks. Let us know what you think in the comments section.

1. Death of Derek Boogaard

The death of beloved enforcer Derek Boogaard not only rocked his Rangers teammates but shocked and saddened the entire NHL community. The 28-year-old, who accidentally overdosed on painkillers and alcohol, was one of three NHL fighters who died during ...

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