A discussion of head shots in hockey isn’t tough to find these days, especially for those with internet access. But it’s important that we listen to the right voices in the debate - often the most reasonable of those are drowned out by the people yelling.
The video at the bottom of post contains some of the most intelligent, informed voices out there.
As a hockey community, we want to play it smart and safe, but most of us would like to do it without throwing out the current iteration of the game, a game we’ve come to love so much.
We’ll find the solutions eventually; progress is already being made.
The clip below is 18 minutes long, but the quality of the conversation is valuable. If you’ve got the time, give it a watch.
By the way, while we’re trying to figure out what to do with head shots, can we please implement soft-shell caps on elbow and shoulder pads? That’s not exactly a tough place to start.