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12-14-2011, 11:55 AM
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rbkhockey29
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Helmets help with direct impact with a solid surface IE: ice,elbows,boards etc.. If a player is skating say 30 mph ( just a number) and is hit coming to a complete stop, the players brain still slams into the skull since its just surrounded by fluid. A helmet would not help this type of collision.

Think of it as if you are driving in a car without your seatbelt on. You slam into a parked car or wall or whatever going 55 MPH, The car comes to a stop but your body is still travelling at 55 MPH. Through the windshield you will go and probably in a wooden box shortly there after.

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