Meet Jennifer. She and her husband had a great life - an exceptional life. They traveled and lived in some beautiful cities through his job as a professional hockey player. He played for the Toronto Maple Leafs the longest. He became a rock star in that hockey town. They had settled in Nashville so he could play for the Predators in the last chapter of a long career in the NHL. He was excited to retire. The Predators had offered him a job as a radio commentator - a perfect next step for a player who was known as much for his warmth as he was his wit. Jennifer and Wade had bought a piece of land and were renovating their dream home. Their two girls had started school. They had built a network of close friends for them and their children. He had left on a Sunday to tape a wildly popular show in Canada called “Battle of the Blades” where they paired hockey players with figure skaters. And on Wednesday morning he would take his own life in his hotel room.
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