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02-21-2011, 12:26 PM
Joe T Choker
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Originally Posted by WartracePred View Post
Doan wasn't traveling 30 mph. He was three strides from Suter. A wide receiver getting hammered going across the middle of the field is traveling a lot faster than Doan.

And just because the NHL has access to technology, doesn't mean they employ it. Are you telling me that a football helmet isn't a better at preventing head and face injuries than a hockey helmet?

The game changes as players get stronger and faster. Equipment and rules have to change as well. This is not a novel idea, even in the NHL. Helmets weren't required 20-30 years ago.
All the NHL needs to do is go back to the old days of padding ... the hard plastic was a horrible idea and has failed miserably

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