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06-07-2011, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Protest View Post
Its crazy what a difference a decade makes. 10 years ago it was Eric Lindros' fault for his concussions because he skated with his head down. He was never considered a "guy in a vulnerable position." It was always "he needs to keep his head up if he doesn't want to get hurt."

I wonder how long Scott Stevens' career would have been if he started playing now instead of the 80's.

The problem today is the equipment players are wearing.

Shoulder and elbow pads are like friggin steel.

If Stevens wore today's equipment back then, players would have died.

That said, watching the replay of Horton getting hit; I think the damage was done when his head snapped back and when he hit the ice.

Had he got up and skated back in to the play after the hit, I doubt if there would have been a penalty.

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