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12-04-2012, 12:17 PM
Back to reality
Join Date: Feb 2011
Originally Posted by
I've seen refs and linesmen get hit with the puck in the NHL all the damn time. Blaming that on the player having his head up his ass or not looking is idiotic. Sometimes you have to blindly clear the puck around the boards, or high along the glass. Penalty kill, extended time pinned in your zone, whatever. If you've ever played hockey, you would know that.
If the linesman is paying attention, he should have no issues getting out of the way....
Also, getting hit with pucks is a risk you take as soon as you step foot on the ice. Getting pissed off if you DO get hit with a puck is really stupid. Chalk it up to bad luck and move on.
It's pretty difficult to get out of the way when the puck is fired directly at you at a very high speed. After he explained the situation better it seems this wasn't the case, but his first post and the reaction of the linesman made it seem that way.
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