And so it begins

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And so it begins

Postby Topper » Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:56 pm

Ten former NHL players launched a law suite against the league due to long term effects of concussions and the league's lack of action to prevent head injuries.

It was only a matter of time before this hit the NHL offices after the continuing saga in the NFL.

Note the NFL settle at $765 million with several former players. Many criticized the deal as being too low, but many of the players involved wanted compensation for their families now, not at sometime in the distant future. It was rumoured that had the players not accepted settlement, the league would have attempted to have each players case heard separately as the circumstances of each players injury differs. This would have made the players have to prove their injuries were sustain while playing in the NFL and not during their previous high school and college careers. few of the players had the time or pocket depth for such a fight.

Former NHL players sue league over concussions
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Re: And so it begins

Postby Arachnid » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:28 am

Apparently, Glen Anderson was behind them...
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Re: And so it begins

Postby SKYO » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:30 am

I wonder when other players will inevitably join in on the class action suit. :?:
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Re: And so it begins

Postby volsungr » Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:29 am

What financial shape are these men in both NHL/NFL. I am sure some of these people are having real problems with headachs and symptoms, but how many are just getting in for what can I get out of this? How many people think you can play a contact sport your whole life and not have some sort of problems as you get older. Not all players are having big problems and had concussions during thier careers, but we have seen some careers ended due to concussions.

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Re: And so it begins

Postby Lancer » Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:08 am

You know Steve Moore and his lawyers are just waiting for the outcome of the Bertuzzi litigation before they jump on this bandwagon.

You have to wonder if/when the Lindros brothers sign on to this one. Maybe mummy and daddy told them to stand pat for now... :roll:
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Re: And so it begins

Postby The Brown Knight » Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:22 am

Arachnid wrote:Apparently, Glen Anderson was behind them...


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Re: And so it begins

Postby Topper » Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:51 am

The Brown Knight wrote:
Arachnid wrote:Apparently, Glen Anderson was behind them...


As the old saying goes, behind every good man, is a good neighborhood coordinator. ;)

LOL, how's your health insurance?
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Re: And so it begins

Postby The Brown Knight » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:09 am

Topper wrote:
The Brown Knight wrote:
Arachnid wrote:Apparently, Glen Anderson was behind them...


As the old saying goes, behind every good man, is a good neighborhood coordinator. ;)

LOL, how's your health insurance?



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Re: And so it begins

Postby herb » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:16 am

At least the NHL hasn't engaged in a massive Philip-Morris esque cover-up of brain injuries like the NFL did for decades.
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Re: And so it begins

Postby Hockey Widow » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:38 pm

It would be an interesting statistical study to find out if the rate of concussions differs greatly between the NHL and the European leagues, including the KHL. Those leagues have no tolerance for hits to the head and fighting is not encouraged.

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Re: And so it begins

Postby herb » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:47 pm

Did anybody even know what a concussion was 20 years ago?

It's only been the past few years when CTE became a reality that anybody gave two shits about concussions. The only time anybody cared about concussions prior to that was when stars (Young, Aikman) were affected.
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Re: And so it begins

Postby Meds » Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:33 pm

Maybe somewhere in this lawsuit the extremely inconsistent and biased discipline that the NHL hands down can be addressed.

Make that the focus of the suit, there is more than enough video evidence, and the NHL will really lose money if it goes to jury trial/class action.
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Re: And so it begins

Postby Vader » Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:16 pm

The real fall out will occur when the ex-players sue the NHL for not warning them of future repurcussions from shoulder injuries
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Re: And so it begins

Postby Art Vandelay » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:58 am

Meds wrote:Maybe somewhere in this lawsuit the extremely inconsistent and biased discipline that the NHL hands down can be addressed.

Make that the focus of the suit, there is more than enough video evidence, and the NHL will really lose money if it goes to jury trial/class action.


Yeah sure and maybe the players can get some money back from Alan Eagleson while they're at it. :roll:
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Re: And so it begins

Postby BurningBeard » Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:39 pm

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