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02-10-2013, 03:45 PM
Join Date: Jan 2013
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Players wear rock hard equipment and that's what causes injuries.
Goalies face 100 + MPH slapshots
on a consistent basis. They should wear equipment that protects them. Players wear equipment that hurts other players more then it protects the player wearing it.
As they have been doing so for well over 50 years. The average speed of shots are not really any higher than they were 30 years ago .
The equipment is supposed to defend the GOALIE .........not the goal. All the players are getting bigger, including the goalies, but the goalies literally look lost inside SPACE SUITS they are cheating so badly.
The glove is a now a fishing net. the blocker is now a small kitchen table. The pads are perfectly square to block PUCKS along the ice in the butterfly.
The only thing that has not changed is the goalies stick.
If you look at pictures of Kenny Dryden, who was 6ft 4 , and compare it to Hendrik Lunkqvist, it becomes a comedy.
The game is better off when goalies actually have to make saves rather than just stand there and let it trampoline off them.
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