I think we can all agree that if safety is the true aim, and how can it not be, then it’s *hockey* that has to go. Not just parts of it, or some of it. The lot.
There’s no exception, no exemption, nor some special immunity due this “sport”, and the constant risk of violence contained in it. The “game” itself is, from its very foundation, inherently and needlessly dangerous. It’s not a matter of if, but when..
And for what?
You and your buddies’ “entertainment”?
Some good ol’ tradition?
Cause, well, it used to be ok?
Time to get over it and stop pretending you can tinker with, or somehow fix this broken culture and erase the damage it’s done while blissfully ignoring the obvious origin of the carnage. Stop being an enabler.
These are real men, with real families, suffering real, and lasting injury. This is bigger than you, and what used to happen on saturday night. Just. Stop.
Or, I guess, you can just keep being shitty people, and pretend you can’t see what you’re really cheering for..