17 April 2007

Hits to the Head

Roy MacGregor of the Globe and Mail writes this excellent article pointing out the lunacy prevalent in the NHL in terms of allowing hits to the head. Written in the wake of the Colby Armstrong brutal leveling of Patrick Eaves this weekend, I particularly enjoyed this bit:

One would like to think that the main event in such a moment would be the health of the young man who had slammed so hard into the ice.

But no, no one but a concerned referee, a team captain and the team doctor seemed much interested in whether Eaves was in trouble.

There was something far more important going on: a fistfight.

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