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03-29-2012, 11:42 AM
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Jarick
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It's like wearing a helmet on a motorcycle. Some people just cannot and will not do it and would rather not ride. Others would never think of not wearing one and wouldn't ride without.

At my level I think the most serious injuries are crashing into the boards (spine) and concussions, neither of which are preventable by the gear you wear. Some guys have gotten broken ribs or fractures from pucks or contact, but that's not as bad.

Although we have had at least a couple guys who have died on the bench with heart attacks (not my team, my league). One of them was in his 30's with a young family. Very sad.

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