Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Alanah McGinley on 06/01/08 at 12:09 PM ET
There’s been much discussion this week about adding bans on motorcycles to NHL contracts. Some thoughts from Hugh Adami via Canwest News:
And, if a motorcycling ban was put into place, where does the NHL draw the line the next time something bad happens to a player involved in an activity that isn’t prohibited?
What if avid golfer Daniel Alfredsson is bopped in the head by an errant golf ball and misses half the season or is forced to retire?
And what about professional athletes and fast cars? Dany Heatley’s horrific accident in Atlanta almost five years ago resulted in the death of passenger and teammate Dan Snyder. Excessive speed led Heatley to lose control of his Ferrari. How could the Atlanta Thrashers protect themselves in the future against young players not using common sense in hot cars? Ban them from driving anything over 125 horsepower?
Regular readers will recall that I missed work around here for a week or so a few months ago due to a fairly serious concussion. If I ever decide to make a total fool of myself and confess exactly how I got that concussion, it would support Adami’s point well—you really can’t protect people from everything.
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