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05-08-2013, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by randylahey View Post
I think a lot of people here are missing the boat on another huge reason this was done. Numbers of hockey players are dropping and a huge reason is safety. Parents don't like the hitting aspect. Now this gives the kids another 2 years of playing without hitting. In reality hitting should probably only be in the elite stream and make the rest no-hitting. That's my opinion at least
Where does it stop though? I mean if parents are really that concerned why would they allow there kids in sport that allows hitting at 16 or 17? Aren't you generally enrolling your kids into something that they are going to play for most of their childhood?

I'd be curious what football numbers are.

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