columbia wrote:And we have a head cracking on the ice during a fight:
http://video.tsn.ca/?dl=pipe42/latest/1 ... 937/clip/0
The new rule didn't prevent it, but pretending it doesn't happen is just silly.
Yeah, worst hockey injury I ever sustained was a (clean) open ice hit that knocked my helmet off and I smacked the back of my head off the sheet. Terrible concussion as a result, I have no memory of the hit or the 14 hours I apparently spent in the hospital afterwards. I was more or less bed ridden for nearly three full weeks, for several days in the immediate aftermath everything hurt. Air from an open window blowing on my arm made me nauseous. Opening my eyes made me sick, closing my eyes made me sick. It was terrible, and I wouldn't wish it on anyone.
(That was concussion #2 administered by a hit from the same player, btw.)