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Dave Scatchard Retires

via Dave Scatchard tweet,

Just to be clear the retirement is due to concussions.Thank you all for your well wishes and I appreciate the support. I have a blessed life

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That obviously sucks for him, but I think there’s upside to this tweet:
DaveScatchard: After a long week of tests at the Mayo clinic Dr.‘s have advised me that playing hockey is not an option for me any longer# Wouldn’t be safe

Posted by NathanBC on 08/22/11 at 03:38 PM ET

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Too bad. Wish him well.

Thinking about the bigger picture, with more extensive testing now days that reveal damage from concussions, it probably won’t be too long that hard hits in sports are going to happen less and less by means of rule changes.

At least the NHL is sorta getting it that head shots gotta go. Still, hockey as a no contact sport, just isn’t hockey.

Posted by TheFreak on 08/22/11 at 03:55 PM ET

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Have a feeling we’re just starting to see that there’s an iceburg below the surface. In hindsight, there’re a lot of guys who just fell off the map, like Scatchard, that may have retired due to concussions that nobody ever knew about. Letowski and Kapannen (both victims of then-legal rule48 hits by Colby Armstrong) both come to mind, as does that dude Ovechkin freight trained head-first into the wall (former Capital, name escapes me).

Posted by steviesteve on 08/22/11 at 05:03 PM ET

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