NHL won't meet concussion problems head on

There's always been a problem with head shots in the NHL that result in concussions, and time after time the NHL won't do anything to stop them from banning them. According to Eric Lindros, Gary Bettman won't meet the concussion and head shot problems head on.

Eric Lindros went to Parliament Hill to testify to a committee of MPs studying what could be done about sport-related head injuries. But Lindros warned them loud and clear.
Quite honestly, when you mix athletics and money, the line blurs, Lindros told the committee.
Gary Bettman was asked to clarify his stance on the link between repetitive head injuries and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), the degenerative brain disease that's been found in the brains of multiple former NHL's who passed away, most recently enforcer Todd Ewen.
 Based on everything I've been told - and if anybody has any information to the contrary, we'd be happy to hear it - other than some anecdotal evidence, there has not been that conclusive link, Bettman stated speaking of concussions and CYE in the NHL.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that CTE  "is believed to be caused in part to exposure to repetitive head impacts, including concussions as well as subconcussive trauma. The organization added that the biggest risk factor surrounding CTE is the number of years of exposure to repeated head injuries or brain injuries.

When asked about head shots in the NHL, Bettman stated that if they were to ban head shots, all hits would be banned.

What is your stance on head related injuries and head shots in the NHL?



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