The NHL Players Association is trying to find out.
They want to know: how many players have had concussions, how many are taking precautions, and how well they’re doing.
But what they don’t want to hear is how many of those players are taking advantage of their concussion protection, even as the number of concussions continues to rise.
“We want to get a sense of what we’re seeing,” said Paul LaBounty, the NHLPA’s executive director of public policy and communications.
“We’re looking at the evidence and looking at what our players are doing.
We’re trying to identify the players who are taking the precautionary steps.”
The problem is, that’s the question the NHL wants answered as it looks to find the most effective way to protect its athletes.
It’s a question the league is still working out, with the NFL and NHL on one side and the NHL on the other.
The NHLPA, which represents more than 500,000 players, wants to know more about the players taking precautions and how long they’re taking it.
And it wants to hear about how many, if any, of those precautions are being taken by its players.
But the question is: how much of that information should be shared with the NHL?
LaBounty and his staff want to find that answer, because that’s where the NFL comes in.
The NFL has long been an expert on concussions.
It has a long history of providing concussion-specific guidelines, like an NFL-designed concussion protocol and a concussions registry, which lists the players with concussions and how often they took precautions.
The league has even created a “player safety team” that monitors and responds to concussions across all teams.
The players have a concussion-prevention protocol, and they also have a safety net.
“I think the league needs to take a hard look at what we’ve seen over the last five years,” LaBount said.
But I think we have a great chance of finding solutions to it, and we have the best information that we can.””
The league is not immune to the issue.
But I think we have a great chance of finding solutions to it, and we have the best information that we can.”
The NFLPA wants to be transparent about how its protocols are being used, but LaBotte wants to make sure players are aware of the details of the protocols and the precautions taken.
He said the league has made a few changes, but wants to find a way to keep the league’s players in the loop about how much precautions are taken, and when.
The league has tried to get players to talk about the protocols publicly.
The NFL has offered to pay for the research to do the research.
LaBigne said he’s open to suggestions.
He has also been open to making a video call, but the league declined to do so.
The NHLPA wants a better understanding of the protocol, LaBont says, so that players can better communicate with their families and doctors.
That might mean asking players what precautions they take to reduce the chance of a concussion, or that they take when they go to the bathroom, or even that they use a helmet.
“The NHL is going to have to do more to get our players on board, and to make that happen,” LaBan said.