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Time is now to eliminate head shots in hockey March 27, 2010

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Toronto, Canada (Sports Network) – A concussion is serious, and the NHL may finally be waking up to the fact. Anyone who has had a serious knock will tell you that the effects can be scary. While the league has spent years dancing around the subject of hits to the head, it is an issue that has become more pressing than ever.

It makes you wonder if the suits in the front office have been suffering from the same confusion and blurry vision as the players who seem to be dropping like flies around the league.

Hockey’s alleged top brains will be concluding a three-day summit Wednesday, where the topic of shoulder hits to the head is being discussed. As it stands, the shoulder blow is still a legal part of the game, meaning that no penalty can be assessed for the goon-like offense.

“The managers in their heart of hearts feel something’s wrong here, but it’s not against the rules. That’s what we’re trying to attack,” said Colin Campbell, the NHL’s principle disciplinarian.

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