Heretic, on 23 January 2013 - 03:42 PM, said:
It's still a concussion and the NHL is supposed to do everything it can to protect players from getting one.
See the contradiction?
Edit: and don't compare rape. bad analogy...
No I don't see the contradiction.
The government is supposed to protect its citizens from harm and yet allows the sale of tobacco.
The NHL can try to protect the players from everything but if two grown men want to throw punches at each other (as stupid as it may be) that is for them, their family and their coaches and managers to workout.
The NHL is there to sell tickets and although you don't like fighting, the rise in popularity of the UFC says you are in the minority.
I think you are just a self righteous crusader with a holier-than-thou attitude. If you don't like fighting cover your eyes when it comes on or better yet don't watch hockey, maybe professional bingo might be more up your alley.
Or you could even petiton the NHL to change to a ringette league that bubble wraps the players for their own protection.