Originally Posted by FightingIsGood
You answered your own question. Back then, they would just call it "getting your bell rung" and then they'd go right back out on the ice to play and fight again. They didn't know what a concussion was or its effects. There are so many concussions being reported now because of higher awareness coupled with scientific and medical advances.
Yeah I understand that part of it but are guys like Schultz and Nystrom walking around drooling with a head full of mush?
It just seems so strange that we see it on a weekly basis now and I know awareness is much higher now but the game isn't any more violent, if anything, it's less violent and better protection for players. Doesn't it seem odd that players with helmets and visors get concussions while guys who wore nothing seem just fine? Maybe they aren't but we haven't heard of anyone from that era dying as a result of concussions, at least I haven't.
I don't know, I just can't wrap my head around it. Could be that I had a bunch of concussions from playing soccer and fighting in my youth and just didn't realize it.