Originally Posted by traderumor
I wonder why the NHL doesn't come up in these conversations? Or all levels of hockey? If you're teeth are getting knocked out, I imagine your cage is getting rattled in the process.
I'm sure it has been mentioned in the past - especially when you hear about these guys (mainly the enforcers) doing the same things as the NFLers. But the NHL isn't even in the same league in popularity in this country that the NFL is. It's the same reason we don't hear more about the same problem in soccer, lacrosse and rugby. Perhaps concussions in the NHL and their aftereffects are more of a topic in Canada than in the U.S.