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08-24-2010, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Thepandamancan View Post
While I'm enjoying the hockey mentality of getting hit, quickly getting up, and back into the play...getting up in the mornings after a game are anything but quick. They're as slow and painful as they come.

Would getting a really good set of shoulder pads help or is the pain just gonna be part of the game? I currently wear a chest protector with some single density foams in it and it does a good job at protecting me from pucks, but not so much from a big hit.
Unless your shoulders are the primary thing hurting you the morning after, shoulder pads aren't going to do you any good.

You're sore because you're getting knocked down. Shoulder pads aren't going to keep you from getting knocked down, nor protect you when you land. They might be worthwhile if you were going to try to throw a devastating shoulder check on somebody, but since you aren't, there's no point.

Better skating, and maybe a bit more padding in the pants are the only things that might help.

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