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03-30-2012, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by don28 View Post
I find it somewhat ironic that many people want to take others to task for not wearing a full shield or full cage, but not wearing shoulder pads is given a pass. I get hit with sticks and pucks across my shoulder pads in EVERY game that I play. I can't imagine playing without shoulder pads. I had a first degree shoulder separation years ago WITH shoulder pads on. It would have been much worse without the pads. Just my $0.02.
It's because head/eye injuries are far more permanent than chest or shoulder injuries. Get hit in the eye, your eye is gone for good. Get your brain concussed, who knows how long you'll be gone for.

Get a dislocated shoulder or a broken rib, you'll be good in a few weeks.

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