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24 minutes ago, Brawndo said:

Boychuk had 90 stitches to repair his laceration. 

Wow.  Maybe getting closer to full face shields.

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32 minutes ago, Brawndo said:

Boychuk had 90 stitches to repair his laceration. 

JFC, that's crazy!

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He had quite a night. ... He felt the skate blade hit his eye, but fortunately it just got the eyelid and they took 90 stitches to fix," Lamoriello said. "He'll be fine. It's just a matter of time with the eye opening up."

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30 minutes ago, Zamboni said:

He had quite a night. ... He felt the skate blade hit his eye, but fortunately it just got the eyelid and they took 90 stitches to fix," Lamoriello said. "He'll be fine. It's just a matter of time with the eye opening up."

Really, Lou, "He'll be fine?"  It's like they say, minor surgery is only minor if it's not happening to you.

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2 hours ago, Brawndo said:

Boychuk had 90 stitches to repair his laceration. 

I now feel vindicated for my decision not to watch the video.  It sounds like he'll be fighting Frank Castle once he's back.

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10 minutes ago, thewookie1 said:

Hopefully never.

Sort of like helmets in the 80's.  And visors in the 90's.  I think it's inevitable.

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13 minutes ago, Tondas said:

Sort of like helmets in the 80's.  And visors in the 90's.  I think it's inevitable.

They're not allowed unless you have some sort of facial injury.  That much I've never understood.  Why would they stop anyone who actually wants to protect themselves?  It's not like it enhances their performance in anyway, short of maybe being a bit more bold with shot blocking.  There used to be the fighting argument, but as that has more or less disappeared from the game, so that doesn't mean much anymore.

The most marketable game in this country has face shields, so they shouldn't be worried about that.  And if it is a marketability thing, there are a million other things they should be focusing on.

I don't see the need to mandate them, but let them wear them if they want to.  What's next, banning the cup?

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41 minutes ago, Let's Go B-Lo said:

Why?

Because it would all but eliminate fighting; completely eliminate double-minors, and potentially could lead to players playing more recklessly due to their false sense of further safety. 

Granted my biggest fear would be the NHL furthering down a path that leads to women's hockey rules where hitting is a penalty and it becomes a game of almost pure finesse which isn't all that entertaining. I love the combination of physicality, finesse, and IQ mixing together into an interesting show. A huge hit is far more entertaining than a guy two-hand slashing another player. 

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1 minute ago, thewookie1 said:

Because it would all but eliminate fighting; completely eliminate double-minors, and potentially could lead to players playing more recklessly due to their false sense of further safety. 

Granted my biggest fear would be the NHL furthering down a path that leads to women's hockey rules where hitting is a penalty and it becomes a game of almost pure finesse which isn't all that entertaining. I love the combination of physicality, finesse, and IQ mixing together into an interesting show. A huge hit is far more entertaining than a guy two-hand slashing another player. 

College hockey isn't that now and they have to wear face shields.

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9 minutes ago, thewookie1 said:

Because it would all but eliminate fighting; completely eliminate double-minors, and potentially could lead to players playing more recklessly due to their false sense of further safety. 

Granted my biggest fear would be the NHL furthering down a path that leads to women's hockey rules where hitting is a penalty and it becomes a game of almost pure finesse which isn't all that entertaining. I love the combination of physicality, finesse, and IQ mixing together into an interesting show. A huge hit is far more entertaining than a guy two-hand slashing another player. 

Wait.... one of your arguments against is because facesheilds will prevent high sticked players from getting cut?  WTF logic is that?

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19 hours ago, Weave said:

Wait.... one of your arguments against is because facesheilds will prevent high sticked players from getting cut?  WTF logic is that?

It’s more the loss of double minors than the injury. I don’t want them cut.

 

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Leafs Kings is quite the show. Goaltender duel in the shootout. Leafs have to score to keep this thing going. And he does.

Kings win it !

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On 3/4/2020 at 3:13 PM, shrader said:

 There used to be the fighting argument, but as that has more or less disappeared from the game, so that doesn't mean much anymore.

Disappeared from the game?  You need to watch somebody besides the Sabres.

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, PerreaultForever said:

Disappeared from the game?  You need to watch somebody besides the Sabres.

 

 

 

totally agree...I stated in another thread that anyone who thinks that nastiness and grit is goner should have watched Boston Florida. It was fun! They actually looked like they cared and wanted to win. Don;t see that much in Sabreland these days

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1 hour ago, Sabre fan said:

totally agree...I stated in another thread that anyone who thinks that nastiness and grit is goner should have watched Boston Florida. It was fun! They actually looked like they cared and wanted to win. Don;t see that much in Sabreland these days

Exactly! Grit, physical play, heaviness. Whatever word you feel warm and fuzzy about using. It still exists. It’s of course a far far cry from the days of “oh, ah, Sabres on the warpath”, but the rules have also changed thru the decades too. Instead of the majority of the players playing like that all season. Now you get a few players in the league playing like that all season. And a handful of others playing like that once March hits and playoff pictures start to develop. And a handful of others start to play out of character once the playoffs start and add more grit and jam to their game. It’s part of the reason playoffs are much more entertaining to watch than the regular season.

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