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by Paul on 03/18/14 at 08:15 AM ET
from Curtis Rush of the Toronto Star,
Fifteen years later, Pat Quinn has lulled the hockey world into almost complete acceptance of one of the most bloated, awkward injury terms ever in use.
The dreaded “upper- or lower-body injury”.
This is just coach-speak to protect players from being targeted by opponents.
It’s a terminology that only a lawyer — or someone with a law degree, like Quinn — would dream up. Or a coach who sees hockey as a war and reporters as spies. That was Quinn too.
In the spring of 1999, as coach of the Maple Leafs, Quinn popularized the term across the NHL, and spawned a generation of coaches who rely on this form of cover-up.
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