NHL Tidbits: Injuries, Arenas and Schedules

Posted: 22nd October 2009 by Nelson Santos in NHL
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Just a few quick thoughts on some of the happenings or patterns early on in the NHL season. First off the injury list is loaded with all-star caliber players and that is not good for those individuals' teams andámore importantly the fans. I understand hockeyáis a physical sport and injuries happen. But I'm constantly surprised and appalled at how the NHL and the NHLPA do not make any true efforts to mitigate the risk of injuries. Over the last few seasons there have been common injuries flaring up. Concussions are most popular. But you have a rash of groin injuries, hip flexors or hip surgeries. Retirement homes have seen less members having hip surgery than the NHLPA. High ankle sprains and abdominal strains also seem popular. At some point I think the NHL and NHLPA must look into the e ...

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