A new study found on Reuters Health – but quite frankly, an obvious one – done by Dr. Michael Cusimano and a team of colleagues found that eliminating body checks from hockey will drastically reduce the number of injuries sustained in the sport.
Isn't that ironic?
In youth hockey there has been some limitations put in place to improve players' safety; like moving up the age kids are allowed to begin checking.
Player safety should be a main concern in all leagues, but suggesting checking be eliminated might be a little extreme. That wouldn't just slightly change the game of hockey, it would rewrite it.