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10-20-2006, 09:11 PM
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That works both ways. If the game is at the point where the players need to be protected from head to toe. Maybe it's time you look at how the game is played.
I agree to an extent. But IMO it all comes back to equipment. Either stop making lighter and lighter hockey sticks or provide equipment to protect players when the sticks inevitably come up.

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There were far less injuries back when the players didn't wear helmets, let alone face masks or full cages.
Are you sure about that? No doubt you've heard of Ace Bailey being blindsided by Eddie Shore? Back when goalies didn't wear masks, do you think opponents were courteous enough not shoot high for fear of hitting them? Hockey was once a truly barbarous sport. And guys played through lots of serious injuries because if they didn't they could easily lose their roster spot to another guy.

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