Dryden: Concussions have changed the game

NHL legend Ken Dryden is crossing the country encouraging discourse about concussions.

NHL legend Ken Dryden is crossing the country encouraging discourse about concussions.

ERIC FRANCIS, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:28 AM ET

Ken Dryden hasn’t had a chance to sit down with Sidney Crosby since the Pittsburgh Penguins star became inextricably linked with concussions.

 

It’s a shame, too, because, as the Montreal Canadiens legend criss-crosses the country prompting dialogue on “the number one issue in sports,” he’d find it tremendously helpful to pick Crosby’s much-talked-about brain.

“Hockey has changed overwhelmingly, and I would bet Sidney was playing differently this year than how he played before his (first concussion),” said Dryden, in Calgary last night for his first of two symposiums on concussions.

“The terrific thing is he’s doing it in a way that was just as effective as he was playing before. There are ways to adapt — that’s the biggest challenge.”

Dryden isn’t alone in believing more needs to be discussed and done about concussions — just ask any hockey parent. So, Dryden is taking it upon himself to help initiate talks involving everyone from doctors and trai


Videos

Photos