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02-13-2013, 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Scurr View Post
I'm all ears. Explain to me how it's different when the goalie, with all that gear on, gets hit with the same slap-shot I take off the foot.
You are going to get bruises playing but you do what you can to mitigate any injury, pain and discomfort...the difference is that goalies are always directly in between the net and the shooter and are EXPECTED to block every puck directed their way. Goalies already get bruises even with their newer, larger equipment and you expect them to sacrifice even more safety in order to have a few more goals scored at the end of the year. I'm fine with streamlining goalie gear so it isn't so bulky in some areas but it absolutely cannot come at the expense of safety IMO.

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