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11-16-2006, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by mrhockey193195 View Post
But, for example, you see many NHL defenseman drop to their stomachs to block a shot, or you see many players fall down during a scrum in front of the net. Aren't these players extremely susceptible to getting the back of their legs stepped on? Especially with many players jumping off the ice when trying to avoid someone else on the ground,
Most leg guards have wrap around fabric that comes across the back of the leg. Also, hockey socks are pretty thick. It could happen, but more likely the player would take the weight off their leg once they realize they were stepping on somebody's leg. If a player jumps up they usually know what is under them. Especially at the NHL level. Besides the neck the only spot that is left open is if the player has an area between the cuff of their cloves and the end of their shoulder pads. F

Players who go to their stomachs to block a shot are usually more in danger of getting hurt by the puck. Getting hit in the chest could actually stop the heart cold.

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