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11-25-2012, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by SaintPatrick33 View Post
An injury is an injury regardless of whether it's the brain or the ankle. Some players are more prone to concussions than other players. Crosby certainly seems to be. Lindros certainly was. How is that any different than, say, Peter Forsberg being more prone to foot injuries than other players? If you're hurt and can't play then you're injured, bottom line.
I think that at some point, unless the NHL actually cleans up it's act, that there is going to be a clear indication that injuries and ones like concussions are era related, certainly hitting is.

There is quite simply more collisions and at higher speeds than there ever has been and unless that's taken into account the old "he's a baindaid boy" thing really doesn't apply the same way as you are suggesting.

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