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08-03-2004, 08:45 PM
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Larger Rinks Decrease Concussion Rate

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?ID=93495

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All impacts were counted as collisions. Total collisions per game on average on the NHL-sized surfaces were 264, compared to 170 per game on the international surfaces.

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''However, if the findings of this study are replicable, it would suggest that a change to uniform usage of the larger international ice surface, with no rule changes or other alterations in the game, could provide direct primary prevention to reduce the number of collisions and, by extension, concussions that occur in the sport,'' said Wennberg.
Um... no kidding. I'm still in favor of using a larger ice surface, but it will never happen. If it was, if should have before all the new rinks were built.

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Um... no kidding. I'm still in favor of using a larger ice surface, but it will never happen. If it was, if should have before all the new rinks were built.
The only way they'd do it is to either make the rink size up to the team or to mandate all new arenas must have the new surface size. As to whether or not they should do it, I'm completely neutral. I just don't care; there are so many arguments for and against that are quite valid.

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of course there's less concussions when there's less hitting and less physical contact in general. it also makes for boring hockey.

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of course there's less concussions when there's less hitting and less physical contact in general. it also makes for boring hockey.
Humanitarian post of the year. Hmmm, should we care for more entertainment or players suffering less concussions?

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Humanitarian post of the year. Hmmm, should we care for more entertainment or players suffering less concussions?
Well to be crass, it makes sense that fans care more about entertainment while the NHLPA and the NHL cares about the players well-being.

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Humanitarian post of the year. Hmmm, should we care for more entertainment or players suffering less concussions?
hey, i got an idea. so the players remain safe lets eliminate contact all together. and instead of a puck, we can use a nerf ball. full face football helmets are a must too. and they skate way too fast which can cause injury, so lets make it manditory to take the blades off the skates. injuries will be down greatly, and so will the ratings.

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hey, i got an idea. so the players remain safe lets eliminate contact all together. and instead of a puck, we can use a nerf ball. full face football helmets are a must too. and they skate way too fast which can cause injury, so lets make it manditory to take the blades off the skates. injuries will be down greatly, and so will the ratings.
yea that will work!!!

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How about players actually not hitting each other in the head with flying elbows, shoulders, and sticks. And players actually wearing their helmets with the strap fastened tightly.

However, both will not happen.

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All impacts were counted as collisions. Total collisions per game on average on the NHL-sized surfaces were 264, compared to 170 per game on the international surfaces
Well... Yea because International players tend to rely more on skill than on grit unlike North Americans.

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How about players actually not hitting each other in the head with flying elbows, shoulders, and sticks. And players actually wearing their helmets with the strap fastened tightly.

However, both will not happen.
Agreed.

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I dont see how it makes for boring hockey? Like someone else said the more talented players do better on larger ice because of their speed, skill, etc. It makes for faster up and down the ice paced hockey which with the skill will raise the goals per game almost for sure. And its not like theres not contact, there are still the big hits and just about 35% less collisions a game, so I can live with that.

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I dont see how it makes for boring hockey? Like someone else said the more talented players do better on larger ice because of their speed, skill, etc. It makes for faster up and down the ice paced hockey which with the skill will raise the goals per game almost for sure. And its not like theres not contact, there are still the big hits and just about 35% less collisions a game, so I can live with that.
have you watched European or College hockey?

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That study is CRAP, complete and utter CRAP.

First, he is comparing Stanley Cup Finals to the WORLD JUNIORS and the Olympics. The Olympics to Stanley Cup finals I can see, but to throw in the World Juniors is LAUGHABLE.

Next, the Stanley Cup Finals in 2001 and 2002 lasted a combined 12 games. 12 games! What crap is this, 12 games?

I do however salute this guy for figuring out a way to get paid for watching hockey.

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have you watched European or College hockey?
Yes, and one's pro and one's not.

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yea that will work!!!
hello, this is the sarcasm detection police and you have just been cited one ticket for "not getting the joke" violation.

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of course there's less concussions when there's less hitting and less physical contact in general. it also makes for boring hockey.
exactly. That study is pure BS.

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Humanitarian post of the year. Hmmm, should we care for more entertainment or players suffering less concussions?
Injuries are a part of virtually every sport, you deal with them when they happen. It's the players responsibility to control themselves out there and not get their elbows up on players, especially with these brutal elbow pads they're wearing these days.

It's gutless thugs like Derian Hatcher that make the NHL more concussion-prone than international hockey, not the friggin' ice surface.

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How about players actually not hitting each other in the head with flying elbows, shoulders, and sticks. And players actually wearing their helmets with the strap fastened tightly.

However, both will not happen.
You mean call the rules like they're written? Blasphemy! Back to the hole from whence ye came, heathen!

Where's the fire and sticks...we got a burnin' tonight!

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