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The concern: Is just a matter of speed, speed, speed
SHL, the Swedish national ice hockey league+ FÖLJOron: ”Is just a matter of speed, speed, speed”Andreas Dackell if hjärnskakningarna in hockey: ”forgotten game” Foto: MICHAEL ERICHSEN / BILDBYRÅNRobert KousalHOCKEY

Hjärnskakningarna in hockey increases.

Andrea Dackell is worried.

– It is just a matter of speed, speed, speed – we have forgotten the game, " says hockeyprofilen to Gefle Dagblad

In summer published Sportbladet a review that talked about the widespread problem of concussions in hockey.

Multiple players, who are forced to end their careers prematurely, shared their stories and told of how several years later, and in the everyday life, affected by the suites after repeated bangs to the head.

– I couldn't even take care of my children, everything was a single great darkness, told, among others, Sebastian Lauritzen, a former Swedish champion with Brynäs.

”To go so darn fast”

There have been studies that shown a dramatic increase in concussions and at the same time, the number of hits to the head increased.

Many are concerned – one of them, Andreas Dackell, 45.

Brynäs-sporting director and former storspelaren mean that there must be a change and that the players ' respect for each other must be better.

– We have had a theory in Sweden in the last five to ten years, all the way down from the youth teams, it'll go so darn fast as possible. So, you have only focused training and circuit training on speed, speed, speed, " says Dackell to Gefle Dagblad and continues:

– We have as well as forgotten, or in any case not a priority game. It is a martial art, sure. But you must learn to take a whack and give a whack. In which order and why to tackle. Basically, it is the in order to win back the puck as it tackles another player.

Want to see the training

He himself was hard beset by a goal in the NHL in 1998, and in his own Brynäs is Czech star Robert Kousal the latest in the line to have incurred a concussion.

Dackell has a proposal and think that the players and leaders – from a young age – need to be educated in the risks.

– I would like to see a training plan jointly from the SHL and the hockey association. Where we can get back to the basics and teach the game, even närkampsspel in the younger ages, so you get a meaning in what one might be exposed to, and what it can expose the a to or opponent.

Photo: ANDREAS L ERIKSSON / BILDBYRÅNAndrea Dackell
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