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12-14-2011, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by rbkhockey29 View Post
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.
This --- but a helmet ALWAYS helps fractures and such things... which could cause a far worse injury.

Concussions will still happen -- with the speed of the game, and quick hits, you won`t stop concussions. But you can easily stop death with a helmet.

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