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Rick Nash Says Players Need To Change Their Behavior

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

Nash said the comparatively lengthy recovery process attached to what was his second concussion in eight months has altered his perspective.

“I’ve come to realize that with all this stuff going on, I’m going to have more than half of my life to live after I retire,” said the 29-year-old. “There’s a lot to life after hockey.

“Headshots are a serious problem in the game. You see them all the time,” said Nash, whose team will play in Dallas on Thursday to open a five-game trip including stops in Nashville, Tampa Bay, Florida and Boston. “You watch the highlights and it seems like there’s a headshot every night.

“Something has to change.”

(Brad) Stuart was suspended for three games for the blow in question. Nash does not question that. He doesn’t assign the burden of affecting change to VP Brendan Shanahan, the Department of Player Safety or the NHL. The burden, he believes, is on the players to change their behavior.

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Primis's avatar

Nash is actually a part of the problem.  I BELIEVE he’s been suspended once already himself, and I think there were 1 or 2 other incidents where he could have been.

I’ll believe and listen to his words when he reforms himself on the ice.  He’s been a dangerous player.

Posted by Primis on 11/21/13 at 01:48 PM ET

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What a hypocrite, he went head hunting last season on Tomas Kopecky and didn’t get a penalty or anything because the NHL has different rules for star players. Kopecky wasn’t injured but he could have been. After that blatant run at Kopecky ‘s head I thought it was poetic justice that Nash had the same done to him and he was injured. Live by the sword, die by the sword.

Posted by Puckbubba on 11/21/13 at 01:54 PM ET

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