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Chambers: NHL should ban toradol or limit consumption of the pain-masking drug

Two days after former Avalanche forward Colin Wilson published a story in The Players’ Tribune about how his untreated obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) led to an NHL career that included drug-and-alcohol abuse, a friend sent me a link to a mini-documentary from TSN, dubbed “The Problem of Pain” in the NHL.


The month-old video supported everything Wilson wrote about, and quite frankly, it can make an old-school hockey guy like me reevaluate the sport’s universal stance on playing through pain — or masking pain — with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as toradol.

Former Avalanche defenseman Kyle Quincey and Denver-based NHL agent Kurt Overhardt of KO Sports Inc.