Over the past few weeks, I’ve pondered writing about a variety of topics, namely realignment, Sean Avery, and no-touch icing. But it’s hard to get off the concussion train, especially when you consider how many premier players are sidelined with head injuries right now.
Even the most passionate hockey fan would be hard-pressed to remember a time when so many stars were out with concussions. It’s almost as if the scrambled brain epidemic is getting worse, even though body checking is seemingly at an all-time low.
I’ve always been of the opinion that virtually nothing can be done to combat concussions. Nothing, that is, outside of banning body-checking altogether. It’s simply impossible to avoid violent collisions in a game played at such a high speed.
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