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10-23-2007, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by koh19 View Post
I was wondering if there's a big difference between a defense man's shoulder pads and a forward's. I'm guessing if there is one, it's the size or the amount of protection.
Typically, a defense men's shoulder pads would be this:

and a forward's shoulder pads:

There is a difference. The shoulder pads for defensemen are noticably bulkier and protect more. That being said, I wouldn't necessarily say they are designed specifically for defensemen, so much as for levels of protection. I'm a skating defenseman, and I wear a pretty small set of pads and have had no problems at all with them.

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