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What we learned from the last week of play in the NHL

What we learned from the last week of play in the NHL

What we learned from the last week of play in the NHL:

• Emails between the NHL and team executives, unsealed last week by a federal court in Minnesota, showed some genuine concern, some denial, and some stonewalling about a possible link between concussions and players' post-hockey problems.

The NHL wanted to keep those documents secret, along with others submitted to the court as part of a lawsuit filed by former players who contend the NHL failed to warn players of the effects of repeated concussions, failed to care for players who suffered head injuries, and promoted "unreasonable and unnecessary violence leading to head trauma."

A few months after...

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