Does NHL Fighting Lead Too Concussions?
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02-04-2013, 08:59 PM
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- NHL reported 88 concussions last season (other reports had it at over 100 but let's stick with league numbers.
- NHL also reported that 8% resulted from fights, or 7.04 in total.
- There were 55,981 hits recorded last season, resulting in 81 concussions = 0.14% concussions per hit.
- There were 544 hockey fights, resulting in 7 concussions = 1.29% concussions per fight.
And thus, eliminating fighting will not significantly reduce concussions in the NHL. Thank you for making my point.
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