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Protecting The Youth

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, “

Then there are times when I’ll walk into a room and I’ll stand there and go ‘Why am I here again?’ – and you just don’t know. You don’t know if it’s from all the contact you’ve had over the years or what.

“With everything that’s gone on, with so many of the guys. … I mean, we had serious concussions and you’d sit on the bench and the trainer would keep asking if you were okay to go.

“So I keep an eye on it, on whether there are some things I’ve slipped on or whatever. It’s very, very real.”

McSorley still lives in Los Angeles these days, but went home to Ontario for Christmas and took in three or four minor-hockey games during that time. The always chatty and occasionally provocative McSorley said he was “shocked” by how poorly equipped the players were to protect themselves; and how vulnerable they were on the ice.

“I don’t know how many kids were there, facing the forwards, or going to the boards and spinning, where they put their backs to the other players. I think that has to be addressed.”

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