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Should Hockey Allow Fighting? Canadian Doctors Don’t Think So

By Bryan Toporek — December 22, 2011 1 min read

Does fighting in hockey directly contribute to brain injuries? If you asked National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman, he’d tell you, plain and simple, there isn’t enough research to conclusively link the two.

“I think in this whole area there is probably entirely too much speculation and rumors and the like on something that is simply a tragedy,” Bettman said at the conclusion of the NHL Board of Governors meeting earlier this month.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.