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02-19-2013, 07:30 PM
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mbhhofr
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Originally Posted by Imaginary Threats View Post
What's the deal with NHL linesmen always jumping up on the boards?

I was always taught never to do this because it's dangerous, a player could get bumped into you and then you've broken a few fingers, and I've seen an NHL linesman get hit into the bench after doing it. I was always taught if you're in the way move off the line into the zone or go the other way and have your partner come down to cover your line.

I don't get why they don't do that, it's basic stuff
I jumped on the boards, I climbed the screen and glass. I would even stand on top of the boards hanging onto the glass. Never got injured doing it and never injured a player with my skates when up there. I held the line and avoided injury. A few times I got knocked into the players bench but was always caught by them and pushed back up.

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