It’s time for the NHL to stop the fights

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Robert Cantu, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

Despite his tough-guy image, crusty exterior, and wit sharper than a skate blade, Bruins forward/enforcer Shawn Thornton is one of the genuine nice-guy athletes in this town…

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“I shudder every time I think of Shawn Thornton. The highest rate of CTE is in boxers and then the NFL. If you’re an NHL enforcer and you’re involved in hockey and you’re involved in fighting, you’re going to suffer more head trauma.”

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