Originally posted on The Hockey Guys  |  Last updated 12/8/11
By Christopher Decker (@HockeyGuy_Chris) This is the year of the concussion. It has to be. It seems that almost as soon as the league cracked down on illegal head shots, the amount of head injuries has practically skyrocketed. Go figure. And it hasn’t all been the result of illegal checks to the head, either. Now, clean shoulder checks to the opposition are also causing concussions to players – some short-term and others long-term. And the New York Rangers are the latest victim. There’s no doubt that the Rangers are having one of their best seasons in recent memory. In fact, it has many people conjuring memories of the 1994 team that ultimately brought home its first Stanley Cup in 54 years. There was not a tighter knit bunch of guys than the ones on that team. Fast forward about three years to the “Dark Ages,” as most Rangers fans like to refer to it, and you couldn’t find a more disinterested, overpaid group of players. Fast forward another five years and you start to see the ligh...
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