Concusion issues consuming the NFL, why not also the NHL?

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Concusion issues consuming the NFL, why not also the NHL?

Post by MSI » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:05 pm

The N.F.L. Has Been Consumed by the Concussion Issue. Why Hasn’t the N.H.L.?

With the Stanley Cup finals underway, Joanne Boogaard and a growing group of former players worry that people have moved on to a stage of acceptance — that the N.H.L. has emerged from its concussion crisis by steadfastly denying that hockey has any responsibility for the brain damage quietly tormenting players and their families.
Other factors contribute to the lower sense of urgency around head injuries in the sport compared to the N.F.L., including hockey’s lower profile in the sports landscape, and fewer deaths making headlines.
But hockey’s strategy of willful denial stands out.

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