Study shows where NHL can improve concussion prevention

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Sidney Crosby, the NHL's marquee star, became the poster boy for its concussion epidemic.

Sidney Crosby, the NHL's marquee star, became the poster boy for its concussion epidemic.

A player's reputation is a factor in punishing dangerous hits, but long suspensions remain rare.

A player's reputation is a factor in punishing dangerous hits, but long suspensions remain rare.

But if the NHL truly wants certain sorts of behavior out of the game, it can be accomplished. Things rarely change overnight in any case, but they don't change at all if people don't search for solutions. If the hockey community wants to reduce concussions, this study at least shows the areas in which it should be searching.