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02-24-2008, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by supaman View Post
.... A thing i've noticed is that hockey is majorly missing the respect for other players. Players aren't taught that anymore. Its all about finishing your checks and doing whatever it takes to win, regardless of the persons.
So let me put this out there - if players didn't wear any equipment, would that bring back respect? It seems to me that players are much more agressive now than they used to be because they feel so well protected themselves. If you knew it was going to hurt when someone shot you in the head (shin, arm, whatever...) with a puck, wouldn't you be less likely to carelessly shoot the puck at some one else? Watch any shinny game and you'll see that's true.
It will never become the norm in competitive hockey, I'm just saying....

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