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12-28-2011, 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by GraveyGuy View Post
Regarding concussions, Milbury actually made a good observation on Versus pregame. He mentioned that all the rule changes (i.e. enforcements) for interference, hooking, etc, plus losing the red line for 2-line offsides has made players come down the ice with a ton more speed. Hence, more impacting collisions.
not to totally derail this thread, but the elimination of the two line pass rule + the inability to grab onto or hook an offensive player is 100% the reason we have concussion issues today. unfortunately, the goalie pads are so much bigger now than they were in the 90s so if you put the game back to how it was in the 90s with the interference, hooking, and no two line passes we'd have a bunch of 0-0 and 1-1 games ending in shootouts. that's why, unfortunately, i think the only way to cut down on concussions right now without ruining the game is to make the ice a little bigger.

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