This is to inform you that you are what's wrong with the NHL. This, of course, will be a shocking revelation for you, but you really need to know.
Last week, as you're certainly aware, Max Pacioretty sustained a severe concussion and a broken neck after Zdeno Chara took temporary leave of his senses and drilled him into the stanchion between the benches, head first. This devastating hit turned many people's stomachs, and turned lifelong fans away from the game in disgust. It made them ask when it was that killing blows to the head became "part of the game?"
Not you, though, Mr.
Worse than that, you laugh at their legitimate outrage and call it partisan. You know what, Mr.
People like you, who, from your comfortable perch behind your safe bench, continue to insist this kind of devastation inflicted on the long-term well-being of young players is a "normal" part of the game prove how outdated your understanding really is. After all, it's not your brain getting smashed into pulp, is it?
The sad part of it all is, you're in the majority. The more enlightened "hockey people" like Ray Shero and Pierre Gauthier, who want to see changes to protect players' brains, get shouted down by the traditionalists who are perfectly happy to let things go along as they are. The "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mentality is fundamentally flawed because people like you don't understand that it is broke.
Here's a question for you, Mr.