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06-28-2006, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by technophile
Even if he'd had a full cage, it's your responsibility to control your stick. High sticking is a penalty whether he's wearing a full cage or not; among other things, you could still hit him in the throat.

I say this as a player who always wears a full cage; wearing one doesn't mean it's open season to wave your stick around my head.
That doesn't really mean anything. Of course I try to avoid highsticking, but if I try to lift someone's stick and miss (happens all the time in the NHL) I might not be able to stop the blade before it hits the player.

I get clipped in the helmet/mask from time to time, probably in part because I go harder in the corners and slot and don't worry about it. I consider it part of the game.

When I pitched baseball, I would throw hard inside. If the batter got hit, he got hit. Do you think it would've been fair to me if someone had stepped up to bat without a helmet on?

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