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“The only way you’re going to totally eliminate concussions from the game is to stop playing the game.  We’re not inclined to stop playing the game, and players aren’t, either. There’s a certain level of risk that everyone accepts in any profession. If I’m a construction worker, I’m more likely to have health issues than if I’m an office worker. It’s just the nature of the job.”

-NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly.  More concussion discussion plus other topics from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.

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Russian Rocket's avatar

I agree with this line of thinking to an extent, there are risks with this job and these players are well compensated for these risks. 

However, that doesn’t mean steps shouldn’t be taken to minimize these risks.  Also, these players are essentially investments, wouldn’t these teams/owners want to maximize their return on investment not have them sidelined for months at a time collecting paychecks?

Posted by Russian Rocket on 12/16/11 at 02:49 PM ET

NHLJeff's avatar

If I’m a construction worker, I’m more likely to have health issues than if I’m an office worker.

If he’s talking about actual “health issues” as opposed to just physical hazards, the construction workers are probably in better general health than the office workers considering how active they are.

Posted by NHLJeff from Pens fan in Chicago, IL on 12/16/11 at 03:40 PM ET

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