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Breaking News: Approximately 10% of all NHL players suffered a concussion in the 2020-21 NHL Season

The NHL has been notorious for saying there is no link between concussions and CTE among other ludicrous statements over the years.

It is obvious these big sports organizations such as the NHL still care about the dead presidents (MONEY) over their actual players and what sells them the entertainment to produce that green stuff.

Let’s take into account there are times even the mild cases of concussions go unreported and unnoticed too.

Look, hockey is a dangerous sport and I am not here to say it isn’t because I too know first hand from my experiences with concussions and playing hockey most of my life.

What I am writing about today is that the game needs better management for player safety. How do we do this exact thing? It’s complicated because I don’t want the NHL to become like the NFL with flags thrown on every play and the pace to be interrupted into a product that just isn’t fun to watch anymore.

We will be digging deeper into this issue this summer and producing an article on what could be some good ideas for the NHL to both make the game more fun for the viewers (fans) and safer for the players in it.

Stay tuned and also hooked on hockey!

Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
I grew up playing Ball and Roller Hockey day and night somewhat religiously throughout elementary and middle school. The two don't compare though when I lace up the skates and hit the ice. I live and breathe hockey beyond the perspective of "it's just a game" and I will gladly talk hockey for hours with anyone. Hockey is more than just a lifestyle, it's a culture of passionate people who make memories every time the puck is dropped. Hockey has not only helped me get through some of the hardest times in life but has created some of the best memories to date. Want to talk hockey with me? Shoot me an email: iburdetskiy@hookedonhockey.com and let's talk some hockey!
Igor Burdetskiy
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