Puck Podcast – September 10, 2011

In the first period of this week’s Puck Podcast we’ll recap all the news from the past week in the NHL including a terrible tragedy that has rocked the hockey community. In the second period we continue our preseason division previews will a look at the Northeast. In the third period we’ll read your e-mails.

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  1. The Lokomotiv crash was horrendous and really shocked me. Two former Avs players were on that plane and it is unbelievable to me that those players are gone.

    I also wanted to extend my sympathies for the victims and families of 9/11 on the 10th anniversary of that day.

  2. An idea I had listening to the show this weekend. To honor the Russian airplane crash victims, the NHL should have all teams wear the Lokomotiv team crest on the upper left part of their sweaters (where the “C” or “A” is normally positioned). Captains and Alternates will have their letters moved to the right side of the sweaters. Teams would do this the entire 2011-12 seasons.

    BTW: I also posted this comment on the NHL’s Facebook page.

    Comments or other suggestions…

  3. Sorry, but fighting has very little to do with these deaths of the players. Not going to get into all of it here, but seriously, to have one common trait between three people does not prove causality. Further, there are rumors Wade’s death was not a suicide. And lastly, just like rare, freakish plane crashes, one or two incidents close together doesnt mean we should end the ages old tradition of fighting anymore than we should ground airplanes. Life is hard, even with money and a career in the NHL. People have demons, many get the better of them. It’s more simple on a macro level and far more complex on an individual level than the silly idea that being an aggresive hockey player makes one depressed and prone to suicide…

  4. “Dr. Robert Cantu, co-director of Boston University’s Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, evaluated a number of hockey enforcers over the years. He said enforcers experience concussions at an alarming rate.

    “Once out of every four or five times these guys fight they have a concussion,” Cantu said. “So divide the number of fights they’ve had by four and that’s probably the number of concussions they had while fighting. In addition to that, all the sub-concussive blows add up as well.”

    Cantu said symptoms of CTE include memory loss and emotional issues involving impulse control, anger and depression. Athletes, not just hockey enforcers, too often live in the moment and don’t consider long-term consequences.”

    -From “The dark corners of the NHL” by Chip Scoggins and Michael Russo, Minneapolis Star Tribune

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