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03-03-2011, 01:31 AM
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I love the CTE research, but I want to see them compared to more "control" brains of people who played sports for various lengths of time (just as kids, just as adults in rec situations, recreationally throughout life) before they start drawing real conclusions from this.

And Don - there is no way to take out all things that cause concussions from hockey, to start with, and eliminating "headshots" is not nearly as clear as you think. Do you outlaw all contact with the head? What if it's a situation like Crosby where there person who got hit is at fault and the other player had no opportunity to avoid him? Even the high-sticking rules have some responsibility for the players around a shooter. Plus none of that eliminates head vs. boards or head vs. ice injuries, which is where a good number of concussions come from.

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