What happened to foot protectors?

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    What happened to foot protectors?

    Savvy takes not one but two shots on the foot and is busted.  A while back there was some talk of a protector which would lace or snap over the soft part of the boot.  I think a few defensemen were trying them.

    Does anyone know if any players are using them?  If not, why not?

    So many broken bruised and busted feet every year.

     
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    Re: What happened to foot protectors?

    I believe PJ Axelson was wearing a protective cap around his skates.....He broke his foot last year and they made something for him. Not sure if its a skate manufactured piece or just something the equipment manager fabricates.
     
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    Savvy takes not one but two shots on the foot and is busted.  A while back there was some talk of a protector which would lace or snap over the soft part of the boot.  I think a few defensemen were trying them. Does anyone know if any players are using them?  If not, why not? So many broken bruised and busted feet every year.
    Posted by CarolinaClamMan


    Those protective caps were common in the early seventies. They covered the inner and outer "ankle bones". Some covered the instep as well. For all the advances made in modern skate technology, a padded "tongue" on the boot of the skate is the player's only protection. And how many times does a player take one off the instep? They're literally brought to their knees. Yet, the "machismo" thing prevents most from addressing this. The visor is a similar issue.
     
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    In Response to What happened to foot protectors? : Those protective caps were common in the early seventies. They covered the inner and outer "ankle bones". Some covered the instep as well. For all the advances made in modern skate technology, a padded "tongue" on the boot of the skate is the player's only protection. And how many times does a player take one off the instep? They're literally brought to their knees. Yet, the "machismo" thing prevents most from addressing this. The visor is a similar issue.
    Posted by watchtower


    Sounds like you are talking about ankle guards.  What PJ had was a solid plastic piece that covered the laces, outside the skate of course.  It is light, but a little bulky.  Visors are horrible, get a little water, vapor, snot, spit or whatever on them and your vision is really hampered.  I adapted a softball catcher's cage to my helmet.   A stick blade or puck could come through in a few spots if it were at jsut the right angle.  I think they should create a professional version.  Mine doesn't obscure my vision, it's like wearing glasses, since there's nothing directly in front of the eyes.
     
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    Re: What happened to foot protectors?

    Well, it just seems that with high tech carbon plastic compounds there ought to be some smart way to protect those delicate foot bones.  Some kind of shield that would strap or snap over the unprotected parts.  Especially for d men. 

    It's not a case of "machismo".  It's a case of keeping your best players in the lineup.  No one would think of going out there without shin guards.  So why do they leave their feet so unprotected, when they know that 100 mph pucks will be flying at them?
     
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    Well, it just seems that with high tech carbon plastic compounds there ought to be some smart way to protect those delicate foot bones.  Some kind of shield that would strap or snap over the unprotected parts.  Especially for d men.  It's not a case of "machismo".  It's a case of keeping your best players in the lineup.  No one would think of going out there without shin guards.  So why do they leave their feet so unprotected, when they know that 100 mph pucks will be flying at them?
    Posted by CarolinaClamMan


    What I tried to say was there is equipment available, but the guys won't wear it, like visors to protect the gift of sight, and kevlar neck guards to protect the jugular from razor sharp skate blades.
     
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    Re: What happened to foot protectors?

    Players could be shielded from all types of common injuries. But they would be so laden down with protection they would likely be too heavy to skate very fast or react quickly.

    It's just like NASCAR, they have sacrificed some speed for safety. They could do more, but the cars would be so slow , it would be pointless to race them.

    Hockey could be much safer , but the product would be slower and less exciting...I believe the league would not want that as it would make the sport even harder to market.

     
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    Re: What happened to foot protectors?

    Not to belabor the point, but how many do wear visors now?  Half maybe?  It doesn't seem that a little foot protector out of high tech material would weigh so much.  But maybe it would prevent flexing or be clumsy somehow.  I just wonder why nothing is done, when there are so very many foot injuries.

     
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    Re: What happened to foot protectors?

    Last nite I was watching Canucks-Hawks and one of the Sedin's was wearing this foot protector.  I hope Savy is wearing one tonite.
    Does Recchi wear one ?  hahahaha

     
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    Thanks for the news....good.....seems every week we hear about another busted foot in the NHL
     
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    Thanks for the news....good.....seems every week we hear about another busted foot in the NHL
    Posted by CarolinaClamMan


    Yes ,  look at the Habs also lost an important piece in Gionta to a broken foot due to a shot from the point.
    I don't understand why they don't wear them.  I don't when I play nor anyone else I play with (we don't have Chara winding up) .  Why wouldn't they ?  Seems like it's light therefore what's the deal ?


     
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