Andrew Shaw's hit on Mike Smith(suspended 3 games)
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04-17-2012, 12:17 PM
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Sorry I should have qualified the statement. I have coached many young elite hockey players, been involved in several years of coaching including running body checking clinics and have attended workshops on concussion in sport. I also have first hand experience on how debilitating concussions can be and the difficulty to come back from a concussion.
It is a major issue to allow your athlete to continue participating in a game when he is clearly injured. At any level of sport. You can't "fight through" a concussion with any amount of success. It's not a groin pull, it's swelling on the brain.
It was Smith's call. I don't have a problem with that.
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