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10-11-2012, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Dylbot View Post
Now factor in the thousands of games someone will play in their life and the fact that they're not playing for a contract or an indorsment based on how they look.

It's still not a good bet that you'll ever really need it, but why take the chance when there IS a risk or cataclysmic injury.
Life is calculated risks. I'm far more worried about concussions or heart attacks than I am a skate blade. The biggest risk in my league is heart attack. A couple guys have died and left behind their wives and young kids.

I get what you're saying. I've had the same argument with folks who wear visors...I don't get it. I've taken dozens of pucks and sticks to the cage. I've seen guys get sliced up and lose teeth wearing visors. That's the risk they want to take for the sake of comfort.

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