In the State of Hockey, a landmark federal lawsuit is being fought in a St. Paul courtroom that could change what type of play you see on the NHL ice.
In the lawsuit, more than 150 former NHL players, including 17 Minnesotans, allege the league promoted violence and fighting to pursue profits while downplaying the health risks associated with concussions.
"I didn't like it being my role though...that's not my role. I'm a goddamn hockey player."
Dan LaCouture, Former NHL player on fighting
"...there is a real concern about the possibility of a severe injury or death as a result of a player striking his head on the ice or boards during a fight."
PowerPoint Presentation by Unnamed NHL Executive
The NHL Commissioner said the suit, which accuses the league of failing to warn players about the health risks of concussions, has no merit.