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11-17-2011, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by SLU Hockey View Post
A lot of football players die young. Not trying to be morbid but that is a point. Coaches make their guys run out there with concussions and "tough it out"

Another thing: Hockey is played at a much faster speed than football.
1. Skating is faster
2. Ice and boards are harder surfaces than grass
3. Football helmets are much better suited for head-on-head impact
I would say the biggest thing is guaranteed contracts vs. not guaranteed

Hockey players have the luxury of taking their time to get back as their money situation is set in stone. For NFL players not so much. Would make sense why guys would rush back to action, fear of losing a job will make you make tough decisions.

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