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Too Many ‘Accidents’ In The NHL

from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News,

Had a very interesting conversation with Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier Thursday night and no, it wasn’t about his team’s coaching situation. It began with me asking whether players’ skates are too sharp these days and went off on a tangent about equipment and safety. Clearly, Regier has given this subject a lot of thought and he doesn’t like what he sees.

“We’re in a place where protection isn’t the first priority,” Regier said. “These accidents are no longer freak accidents. They’re happening too frequently.”

Feel free to be flabbergasted by the previous statement. I know I was. All I ever hear these days is how players are now fearless, particularly when it comes to shot blocking, because they’re so well protected by the equipment they wear. But in light of the serious lacerations to Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators and Zach Redmond of the Winnipeg Jets, clearly there are some spots where that logic does not apply.


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