Following last week’s alarming rash of concussions, NHL agent Alan Walsh blamed some of the “epidemic” on the increased speed of the game in the post-lockout era. It seems a bit much to ask the league to go back to Dead Puck Era rules just because of such a belief.
Still, it does beg the question: has the increase in speed come at the expense of player safety? If so, what should be done to try to find the right balance? Check out the video below for discussion on that topic.This video is no longer available. Click here to watch more NBC Sports videos!