Ken Dryden: Time for the NHL to get head smart
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10-07-2011, 02:45 AM
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I was watching CBC's the National tonight and they did a piece on this. Wasn't just head shots they were talking about taking fighting out of the game. So many ex-NHLers have brain damage from repetetive blows to the head. Many are suffering from depression, dementia, voilent mood swings, etc...
Athletes today aren't like they were back in the '60s or '70s. They are faster, stronger, the human brain can't withstand blows from these kind of athletes.
There was a research firm from Boston showing slices of the brain of dead hockey players compared to normal brains of same age. It was scary, the way they talk Shanahan wasn't doing enough to curve this problem. Up until 3 and a half years ago nobody suspect there was a problem. What we seen this summer we will see more of over next few years until the game fixes the problems
Sometime it almost feels like these guys shouldn't play on the ice because of their speed and strength. Or just bring back hooking to slow the game down.
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