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Re: And so it begins

Postby Hockey Widow » Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:15 pm

The thing is the NHL has not banned head shots. A hit to the head on an otherwise clean check is OK. They don't have a zero tolerance policy that is cut and dry in international hockey.

Dank gets a stick to the face knocking out a tooth, or cap, and there is only a 2 minute minor. Stanton takes a knee to the face drawing blood and only a 2 minute minors. Weber slams Datsionone face first into the boards and no penalty. I am sure there are hundreds of examples every season. Let's not forget Chara's head slam into the stantion.

The NHL has only reacted after the fact and then minimally. The PA doesn't have a say in rule changes or how penalties are called. Yes equipment changes the PA is slow as molasses, like the hard elbow pads and shoulder pads Cherry has been harping on for years.

Pro sports is full of machismo attitude. Player want to play and want to help their teammates. Teams want players on the ice. The NHL does have concussion protocols now but they are abused by teams. There needs to be mandatory independent assessments done that takes the decision out of team hands and players hands.

What MG did to or for Manny took balls. But it is rare. And yet the player is still playing because another team wants to ignore the risks. If Manny gets blind sided and suffers a concussion he accepted the risk but what about Carolina? They ignored the risk.

It's a fine line between a players right to assume the risk and teams choosing to ignore the risk. Both are accountable.

As a lot of fans I love the fighting but is it worth the risk? The only way to eliminate it is to crack down more on head shots and questionable hits. Bert gets the longest suspension in NHL history and Keith gets 5 games! Kassian gets 8 games for an accidental hit, this is a huge problem to me.
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Re: And so it begins

Postby herb » Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:24 pm

Concussions are really weird injuries. Some guys take massive hits and seemingly walk/skate away fine. Other guys have an awkward fall or bang their head and end up with post concussion symptoms.

Rec hockey players get concussions. Kids get concussions playing high school football. A guy at work got a concussion playing squash a couple of years ago because he slipped and fell into the wall. A friend of mine in high school got a concussion in a legendary shopping card incident.

Where does the suing begin and end is my question. Are house hockey leagues liable? What about junior? Do NHL players not sign a waiver when the play? I know I do and I only play beer league hockey and of course I understand there are risks even in beer league.

Most NHL players could have a comfortable life away from hockey after a couple years in the league, yet they all stay or try to stay in the league for many years. If it's so risky and they're compensated so poorly, why stay?
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Re: And so it begins

Postby Arachnid » Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:44 pm

herb wrote:Concussions are really weird injuries. Some guys take massive hits and seemingly walk/skate away fine. Other guys have an awkward fall or bang their head and end up with post concussion symptoms.

Rec hockey players get concussions. Kids get concussions playing high school football. A guy at work got a concussion playing squash a couple of years ago because he slipped and fell into the wall. A friend of mine in high school got a concussion in a legendary shopping card incident.

Where does the suing begin and end is my question. Are house hockey leagues liable? What about junior? Do NHL players not sign a waiver when the play? I know I do and I only play beer league hockey and of course I understand there are risks even in beer league.

Most NHL players could have a comfortable life away from hockey after a couple years in the league, yet they all stay or try to stay in the league for many years. If it's so risky and they're compensated so poorly, why stay?


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Re: And so it begins

Postby Topper » Fri Nov 29, 2013 7:38 pm

herb wrote:A friend of mine in high school got a concussion in a legendary shopping card incident.

While riding across the Burrard Street Bridge? I may know him.
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Re: And so it begins

Postby Strangelove » Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:24 pm

Meds wrote:Steve Moore is behind this.


Okay I LOLed.

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Re: And so it begins

Postby herb » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:49 am

Topper wrote:While riding across the Burrard Street Bridge? I may know him.


lol no, but good to know there's more than one moron who thinks standing up in a moving shopping cart is a good idea.
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