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11-16-2010, 03:15 PM
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Perhaps its time once again to consider going to European sized rinks. I know how unpopular that is around here, but the majority of concussions do not occur out on the open ice. Less play along the boards and more play on the open ice would go a long way towards lowering the amount of concussions suffered by the players.
Nope. That horse left the barn in the 90's with the wave of new arena construction.
There is no way an NHL team will pay the cost to retrofit their arenas for larger ice (and sacrifice expensive lower bowl seats in the process) in order to reduce concussions.
It could have been done over time if the NHL made that decision in 1990 - but not now.
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