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02-01-2017, 12:37 PM
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Do new safety protocols and contracts prevents former players from suing in the future? Could be worse considering what the nfl going through.

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Saying that the people whose brains you helped destroy don't have "the mental faculties to write op-eds" is a special kind of ********

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02-01-2017, 04:44 PM
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Saying that the people whose brains you helped destroy don't have "the mental faculties to write op-eds" is a special kind of ********
... no kidding. talk about harsh. wow.

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Saying that the people whose brains you helped destroy don't have "the mental faculties to write op-eds" is a special kind of ********
Sure is. The NHL allowed direct shoulder checks to the head all those years; then they degrade the guys who took those shots and got damaged by them. About as low as you can get.

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Tagliabue apologizes for 1994 concussion remarks

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"In an interview with the Talk of Fame Network that airs nationwide Wednesday night, [Former NFL Commissioner Paul] Tagliabue admitted he erred in 1994 in saying concussions were "one of those pack-journalism issues." He also claimed then that the number of concussions "is relatively small; the problem is the journalist issue."

"Bottom line, it sounded like I was shooting the messenger, which was the concussion issue. My intention at the time was to make a point which could have been made fairly simply: That there was a need for better data. There was a need for more reliable information about concussions and uniformity in terms of how they were being defined in terms of severity.""

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02-08-2017, 09:41 AM
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Scientist: NHL’s demand would harm all ongoing CTE research

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"Boston University scientists have been studying the brains of deceased National Hockey League players for the past eight years, searching for evidence that those players suffered from the dementia-like brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.

For the past two years the NHL has been waging a quiet battle with Boston University to obtain all of the notes and summaries of those interviews, as well as any correspondence the school’s scientists have had with NHL players, agents, and families of players.

The NHL’s medical expert, Dr. Rudy Castellani – who wrote in a March 2016 opinion piece published in the International Journal of Clinical Neurosciences and Mental Health that CTE was more “of a hypothetical construct or concept than an actual disease” – has asked for copies of all of Boston University’s pathology photographs, brain slides and clinical data so he can verify the accuracy of the reports.

“The [NHL] subpoena’s astonishing scope and breadth of coverage will, if enforced, impose an incredible burden and disrupt the CTE Center’s operations,” Dr. Stern wrote in an affidavit. “This request will harm ALL ongoing CTE-related research, both at BU and at institutions that collaborate with BU and/or rely on BU findings as part of follow-on work.”"

Source: http://www.tsn.ca/scientist-nhl-s-de...earch-1.666542

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02-08-2017, 10:05 AM
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I've in the past kinda defended the NHL, but the way they are behaving now is despicable.

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Another article about the NHL tactics..

http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/the...-with-science/

The N.H.L.’s problem with science

“It’s hard enough to do good, solid science because it’s more than a full-time job,” he said. “So when you have an industry, like the tobacco industry, or the NHL, making all kinds of additional demands, it will essentially shut you down. Their hope is that you just go away.”

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http://www.tsn.ca/bennet-omalu-gets-...wsuit-1.667427

Bennet Omalu gets involved in NHL concussion lawsuit

Dr. Bennet Omalu, the neuropathologist whose story was depicted in the movie Concussion, put himself in the midst of the NHL concussion lawsuit on Wednesday.

In recent weeks, the NHL has filed documents in court revealing that it has hired Dr. Rudy Castellani, a neuropathologist and director of the Western Michigan University Center for Neuropathology, as a medical expert. Dr. Castellani denies that CTE exists and has challenged Dr. Omalu’s findings on Webster.

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02-10-2017, 12:07 PM
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There will never be an end point to this type of stuff.

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02-10-2017, 10:39 PM
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Another article about the NHL tactics..

http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/the...-with-science/

The N.H.L.’s problem with science

“It’s hard enough to do good, solid science because it’s more than a full-time job,” he said. “So when you have an industry, like the tobacco industry, or the NHL, making all kinds of additional demands, it will essentially shut you down. Their hope is that you just go away.”
This isn't a science issue it's a legal one. If these findings arw going to. Be used against the NHL they should get the chance to independently verify these results. If the research is sound, they have little to fear.

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02-22-2017, 08:57 AM
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Peluso’s lawyer says he'll call Lamoriello, Bettman to testify in trial

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"Former New Jersey Devils enforcer Mike Peluso’s workers’ compensation trial will proceed sometime this fall – possibly with testimony from former Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello, former head coach Jacques Lemaire and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman – after a key ruling from a California appeals board.

Peluso allegedly has permanent damage to the right side of his brain and, according to a July 13, 2016, court filing called a serious and willful petition, “has dementia at the young age of 50, and struggles daily with depression, anxiety, memory loss, and the constant threat of seizures from a constant seizure disorder.”

He says NHL teams didn’t safeguard his health during his playing career and that he has spent as much as $75,000 on medical bills for seeing a neurologist and for anti-seizure medication."

Source: http://www.tsn.ca/peluso-s-lawyer-sa...trial-1.677625

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03-02-2017, 07:39 PM
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The Canadian Concussion Centre has made a curious find – chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE – in the brain of a patient who never had a concussion or traumatic brain injury. The Toronto-based CCC announced its discovery Thursday hailing it as "the first known case of its kind."

CTE, which leads to the degeneration of brain cells, was found in a patient who had been suffering with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis [ALS] and motor neuron disease [MND] for seven years. Family members told the CCC they were unaware of the patient ever having a head injury or a concussion.

"The finding of CTE in an individual who not only had no known head trauma, but also showed no signs of dementia or cognitive impairment and was high-functioning mentally until his death, highlights that the cause of CTE might be more complex than we assume," Dr. Lili-Naz Hazrati said in a news release. As a neuropathologist with the CCC research team, Dr. Hazrati did the autopsy.

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I doubt the league wants to try these cases.

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03-17-2017, 10:39 AM
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TGen study of ASU football team produces largest known dataset for concussion diagnostics

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"With this study, TGen researchers have collected the largest dataset of extracellular small RNAs, which are potential biomarkers for diagnosing medical conditions, including concussions.

A portion of the information collected from the ASU football players' blood, urine and saliva will be used with data from Riddell helmet sensors that recorded the number, intensity and direction of head impacts during games and practices during the 2013-16 football seasons.

Scientists will use that combined data to potentially develop new diagnostic and therapeutic tools, said Jeff Trent, president and research director of TGen."

Source: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/n...s-largest.html

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