Full face cages in the NHL
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06-15-2006, 04:17 PM
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Austin, TX
Originally Posted by
If anyone thinks that face cages should be mandatory in the NHL they should also think that Helmets should be mandatory when in a motor vehicle. If not then they are quite contradictory in their judgements.
Sorry, but that's a logical fallacy. First of all, there is
safety equipment in cars designed to protect your head/face, namely the seat belt in combination with the air bag(s), the car's crumple zones, stiff steel frame, etc. A helmet would be redundant.
There is no equivalent safety feature to a full cage already "built in" in hockey.
Now, if you had used
as your analogy, instead of cars, I would agree with you -- full helmets with cages or visors that cover the face should be mandatory for both.
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