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02-23-2013, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by fanofgoalies98 View Post
Why don't the Avalanche and NHL take a stance on concussions? I don't mean make it penalties or suspensions but why isn't the gear getting better?
Why aren't helmets like the M11 by Messier wore by more players?
I guess I don't understand how those helmets work. Most concussions aren't caused by simply being hit in the head, but by the brain rattling around in the skull when the head snaps back. No helmet is going to prevent that. It can absorb some of the G forces from a hit, but if that head snaps back, it's no better than a normal helmet. Short of a change in mentality and the way the game is played, they will never be removed from the game and can only be minimized at best.

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