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01-06-2013, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by R2010 View Post
As a goalie I find this offensive - some whine and complain after little bumps just like some players do (many players) - however until you've played in net at a high level you don't realize how many injuries goalies get because of these bumps. Its different when you're standing on your feet usually but when you're on your knees in a butterfly or in an awkward position and you get hit, it takes a huge toll on your muscles. Additionally even with the "pounds of padding" a lot of shots still hurt. I've played both as a player and a goalie in competitive hockey and I can tell you that unless you experience it (the knocks goalies take) - you really can't know for yourself.
I've got to agree with main. In the position Miller was, getting hit while you're up doesn't do much. I'm a goalie, played competitive hockey until 20.

On the other hand, when you're down in a butterfly, I agree with you. It can be very dangerous. I dislocated my shoulder covering up a puck while getting rammed into.

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