Wow—seems like the NHL share the concerns of the NFL when it comes to head injuries. A federal judge denied the league’s latest effort to get a concussion suit from former NHL players thrown out.
The NHL argued it should be dismissed because the issues raised by the former players were covered under the collective bargaining agreement with the players’ union. But the judge ruled the CBA does not pre-empt legal action, in part because the players are retired and no longer subject to the CBA.
The suit alleges the NHL did not sufficiently protect or inform players of the dangers of head injuries they suffered while playing. Yeah and something tells me the players are going to win this. I mean has anyone ever watched old hockey footage?!
Jeez nobody is wearing a helmet and the goalies are wearing the equivalent of a Halloween mask—only the fact they are getting a puck whistled at their head 100-mph plus makes it far more scary.