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October 31, 2011
The NHL's efforts to reduce the number of concussions may appear honorable to some, but to me it's sheer hypocrisy, considering how the league continues to allow players to fight and throw punches at each other's heads. If it really wanted to minimize concussions, the NHL would ban all fighting on the ice.
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October 31, 2011

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The NHL's efforts to reduce the number of concussions may appear honorable to some, but to me it's sheer hypocrisy, considering how the league continues to allow players to fight and throw punches at each other's heads. If it really wanted to minimize concussions, the NHL would ban all fighting on the ice.

C. Ralph Verno, West Chester, Pa.

As the NHL continues to evaluate the effectiveness of Rule 48 (It's a Whole New Game, Oct. 10), there is no doubt that the dynamics of hockey will eventually change. However, when assessing fines and penalties, the league should consider that injuries incurred by incidental hits are inevitable. The severity of an injury or the fact that a star player takes a big hit should not dictate the punishment.

Erika Triscari

Falls Church, Va.

Motown Sound

Thank you for your article on the Lions' resurgence (Remade in Detroit, Oct. 10). It's inspiring to see this team perform so well while the city of Detroit is in the midst of such hard economic times. I think the Motor City finally has an NFL team that will keep its citizens going for many years to come.

David Lacey, Riverside, Calif.

Taking a Stand

I was amazed by Michael Rosenberg's article on bullying (SCORECARD, Oct. 10). While I had heard many stories about bullying, I had never heard one as cruel as Nadin Khoury's. It was great reading about how he stood up for himself and was able to share his story and inspire others with his courage.

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