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12-04-2012, 08:16 PM
Join Date: Mar 2011
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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.
While I don't disagree with everything you said, this part sounds pretty ridiculous.
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