Ken Dryden Hit’s Concussion Home Run


Ok class, go to your local coffee store, order the largest caffeinated drink your money can buy, sit back and read the article written by Ken Dryden on the state of the NHL and concussions. For those who used to listen to the Fan morning show with Stellick and Landry you recall those god awful, funny maybe the first 300 times Dryden bits they used to do, well it’s hard to not hear Dryden typing away on his keyboard reading this gem 1 powerful word at a time.

The guy is just plain smart. The stuff in this article is terrific, it provides great insight and offers up the right opinion.

Now, breath deep, drink the coffee and try to make it through it.

MY favorite part?

“At the front table was this expressive, bug-eyed bundle of nerve endings. He spoke in bursts of words and emotions. Quick-witted, quick-tongued, aggressive, smart, well prepared — there was never any doubt who commanded that room.”

you can read Ken Dryden’s version of War and Peace concussion style right here

Happy Friday.


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December 16, 2011 11:55 am

Fantastic read from Ken Dryden!
Gary Bettman really needs to open his eyes and stop hiding behind everything.
With Chris Pronger now being finished for the season, AND the playoffs, NOW is the time to act on this!!
The NHL has a SERIOUS problem and until Gary Bettman does anything about it, it is going to continue to happen daily, nightly, etc!!!

December 16, 2011 12:49 pm

Reports are saying that Mike Milbury has been charged with assault and battery on a 12 year old boy. Hockey Central at Noon just reported this.
Apparently Mike is an assistant coach, and the 12 year old was on the opposing team.
It looked like Kypper was in total shock when Mallard read the statement.

December 16, 2011 2:29 pm

Marek said on the mvsw podcast that he wonders if NHL doesn’t use certain words to describe the concussion situation due to possible future litigation.

December 16, 2011 2:36 pm

I agree this was an excellent read, where I have a problem with this whole topic is whatever the source be it, Ken Dryden,TSN, Sportsnet the Globe and Mail, Star or Sun is the writer keeps using Giroux and Pronger as examples. The Giroux collision was a complete accident and what do you do to protect someone from that. As for Pronger, We don’t even know what as caused his symptons I mean for 2 weeks they thought it was a virus.
the story loses credibility with these examples.


mike (in boston)
mike (in boston)
December 16, 2011 3:32 pm

someone at PPP linked to a Deadspin article on the Mike “Greatest Hockey Dad” Milbury story.

December 16, 2011 4:30 pm

I really enjoyed Dryden’s article but it seems that Milbury’s actions tend to prove his point.

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