Why don't kids and teenagers use neck guards anymore?
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02-25-2008, 11:44 AM
Join Date: Jul 2007
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Did I just read you say that slashing the back of the legs and ankles is more serious than protecting your neck?
The two major incidents in the NHL didn't result in fatalities because of the medical staff who are there to respond immediately. In minor hockey and recreational rinks, there is usually no medical staff around. If that happens at an amateur game, the chances of such an accident causing death go through the roof. Why would you want to take the risk?
Also, the only recent incident you mention is the reference to Zednik's accident. The day before that, linesman Pat Dapuzzo had his nose broken by a skate and needed 60 stitches to close the wound. The day after Zednik, Ethan Moreau took a skate only millimeters from his eye. That's three significant incidents in three days, and thankfully, only one was career/life threatening.
Those didnt cut the neck did they? necks getting sliced happened twice in all the years of the NHL from what i can remember. skates get up and cut people in the face more than people think thats why they wear visors. theres more injuries that happen in the game and can be life threatning than a cut neck in the course of a game. yeah its scary to think what if it does happen but thats the risk you take when ever yo go to play the game. you can easily take a shot off the head and die or a skate in the neck. necks getting slashed open and people dieing have been isolated if any that other injuries from the ksate should be looked at more.
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