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SBD/October 16, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies
Writer Pans NHL For Slow Movement On Addressing Concussions, Brain Injuries
Published October 16, 2013
SHOOTING THEMSELVES IN THE FOOT? In Montreal, Jack Todd wrote under the header, "When It Comes To Selling The Game, the NHL Has No Clue." Sharks C Tomas Hertl's goal against the Rangers last Tuesday has been "replayed thousands of times," helping to "market the league from San Jose to Irkutsk." But several NHL commentators have accused Hertl of "failing to respect the game." Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos noted that Hertl "was going to have a 'target' on his back," while the CBC's Don Cherry "chalked it up to the fact" that Hertl is European. Todd wrote, "Plays like the one Hertl pulled off? That's a meal ticket, knuckleheads. Thank the kid for his brilliance and move on" (Montreal GAZETTE, 10/15).