According to Bill Graveland of the Canadian Press, the Canadian Medical Association discussed on Wednesday at a meeting in Calgary about the National Hockey League's "complacency" when it comes to violence in hockey.
Two-thirds of representatives condemned the NHL.
The motion was brought forward by Dr. Pierre Harvey of Riviere-du-Loup, Quebec, who was very concerned about the hit by Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins on Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty in 2011. Pacioretty was left with a concussion and broken neck, as his head hit the glass between the teams' benches.
Harvey believes the NHL can simply do more to reduce serious hits and are setting a bad example for Canadian youth. In the last year, Hockey Canada has banned body-checking throughout Canadian minor hockey at the pee wee level, and Harvey believes all hockey leagues will follow if the NHL does more to discourage hard hits.