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Hockey - Orange Warning Strip?

Poll Results: Orange Stripe Good or Bad!

 
  • 37% (3)
    Yes?
  • 62% (5)
    No?
8 Total Votes  
post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

https://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/does-hockey-need--warning-track--to-prevent-devastating-injuries-130606231.html

 

 

I know Hockey has been one of the few sports not to be defanged by constant rule regulations on safety. 

 

So, to all those who watch more hockey than I do, and know more about the game. What do you think about this idea? 

post #2 of 15

I am in no way a hockey fan (although I do want to start watching it this year). That being said, I can't see how this is a bad idea. 

post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post
 

https://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/does-hockey-need--warning-track--to-prevent-devastating-injuries-130606231.html

 

 

I know Hockey has been one of the few sports not to be defanged by constant rule regulations on safety.

 

So, to all those who watch more hockey than I do, and know more about the game. What do you think about this idea?

I voted "good" because I don't see how it could be bad ... however, I don't think it is necessary.  When outfielders are running to catch fly balls at the wall, they are usually looking the complete opposite direction than they are running.  Unless they have eyes in the back of their head, the warning track is all they have to let them know they are about to get smoked.

 

In hockey, players are never skating fast towards the wall while looking the opposite direction.  It's always in your peripheral, so you always know where it is.

 

Again, I don't see how it could hurt, so why not give it a shot.

post #4 of 15
As someone who watches a fair bit of hockey I say it's not needed, these guys have excellent situational awareness. What needs to happen is the God damn NHL has got to fix their officiating. Pluggers play under different rules than stars and post season has different rules than regular season. If the NHL starts being consistent in their call and starts handing out serious suspensions things will change immediately. Ya know what, make a team play short handed for the remainder of a game when there is a game misconduct. Fixed immediately, I guarantee it.
post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post

As someone who watches a fair bit of hockey I say it's not needed, these guys have excellent situational awareness. What needs to happen is the God damn NHL has got to fix their officiating. Pluggers play under different rules than stars and post season has different rules than regular season. If the NHL starts being consistent in their call and starts handing out serious suspensions things will change immediately. Ya know what, make a team play short handed for the remainder of a game when there is a game misconduct. Fixed immediately, I guarantee it.

 

Agree.

 

Hockey players know when they're within 40 inches of the boards.  Good grief......

post #6 of 15
Wait a minute, the poll question asks "Good or Bad" but the answers are "Yes? No?" b2_tongue.gif

Not necessary. Baseball players need a warning track because they are following a play in the opposite direction of the wall. Hockey players don't because the play is at the boards. They're facing the boards when dangerous hits happen, so it wouldn't help there, and people will still get tripped and crash into the boards, so the strip won't help there, either.

I agree that there is a player safety issue, but I don't think this will do much.
post #7 of 15

Not sure it would help.  I agree with @Ernest Jones for the NHL level.  It may help for lower levels to train youth players on being aware of the boards location.

post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by boogielicious View Post
 

Not sure it would help.  I agree with @Ernest Jones for the NHL level.  It may help for lower levels to train youth players on being aware of the boards location.

I don't think it'll do squat for the players but if it helps the incompetent buffoons that officiate, I guess that could be a good thing. Clearly they need some help. It's embarrassing how bad it is.

post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by boogielicious View Post
 

Not sure it would help.  I agree with @Ernest Jones for the NHL level.  It may help for lower levels to train youth players on being aware of the boards location.

I don't think it'll do squat for the players but if it helps the incompetent buffoons that officiate, I guess that could be a good thing. Clearly they need some help. It's embarrassing how bad it is.

:dance: 

post #10 of 15
Avid hockey fan.
This seems like an answer to a question nobody asked.
NHL players know where they are on the ice. As others have said, if you want the boarding out of the game call it consistanly wheather it's on the 4th line enforcer or the top line center.
post #11 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post

As someone who watches a fair bit of hockey I say it's not needed, these guys have excellent situational awareness. What needs to happen is the God damn NHL has got to fix their officiating. Pluggers play under different rules than stars and post season has different rules than regular season. If the NHL starts being consistent in their call and starts handing out serious suspensions things will change immediately. Ya know what, make a team play short handed for the remainder of a game when there is a game misconduct. Fixed immediately, I guarantee it.

 

QFT.

 

Totally unnecessary. The officiating is crap. Particularly the difference between the regular season and the playoffs: skill teams in the playoffs get hosed.

post #12 of 15

I voted yes, but I don't think this needs to be put in place for the NHL. I watch a ton of hockey. Seriously, I love it. For the professionals, it's unnecessary. 

 

That being said, I think it is a great idea for the other levels of the game (I'd say high school and down). Young players that are not nearly as experienced or talented at controlling themselves on the ice could definitely benefit from it.

post #13 of 15

I don't think this is necessary at all. For starters, there's already the kickplate at the bottom of the boards that has a similar effect (that's not what it is intended for but it's a nice bonus). Secondly, this is not like baseball where players may not be looking in the direction they are headed (i.e. tracking a fly ball while going full speed toward the wall). If you do that in hockey then you are asking to get blindsided. Lastly, it's ugly and looks stupid.

post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

QFT.

Totally unnecessary. The officiating is crap. Particularly the difference between the regular season and the playoffs: skill teams in the playoffs get hosed.

Ok, I'll bite. Could you define or give an example of a "skill team"? a2_wink.gif

As for the warning track, are we talking NHL or amateur ice hockey? It would be a good thing in amateur hockey, both for players and officials. In the NHL it is totally unnecessary. The players at the NHL level have an unreal sense of positional awareness, and do not need a "warning track". In a majority of hits along the boards, players will use the boards to their advantage, to absorb the force of a hit. In the NHL, predatory open ice hits where the head is the principle point of contact are the most dangerous.
post #15 of 15
Pierre is and always will be an assclown.

Oh yeah the options on this poll are a bit ambiguous, so I'm gonna ho ahead and vote no
Edited by Grndslmhttr3 - 8/28/14 at 8:43pm
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