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05-08-2013, 05:00 PM
Yukon Joe
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Originally Posted by I am the Liquor View Post
That is why there should be two leagues. One with contact and the other without. Those that dont want it can register for the nhl.

Kids who intend to play contact hockey should learn the game that way from the start, not at some point along the way. Too many bad habits will be formed along the way making them more vulnerable later than they otherwise would have been if they had been brought up with hitting from the start.

However those kids who dont want to play in the contact league should always have the option to play in a no contact league. No question.
You're asking a 10 year old to decide "oh, I'm never going to make the NHL, so I'll go no-contact".

There doesn't seem to be any evidence that suggests "learning to take and receive a hit" reduces injuries. None.

It's as if people aren't following the news, or reading the studies. Personally, I like hitting in hockey. I like fighting, I like the general violence. But the studies are pretty damn conclusive, specially when it comes to kids.

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