4 Reasons the NHL Should Protect Goalies Like the NFL Shields Quarterbacks

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4 Reasons the NHL Should Protect Goalies Like the NFL Shields Quarterbacks
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The NHL has been cracking down on headshots when it comes to the players skating on the ice. That is the right thing to do, but they seem to be forgetting something. There are two goalies on the ice as well.

Goaltending is arguably the most important position on the ice, and it has been said many times that you can’t win a Stanley Cup without a great goalie or a good goalie on a hot streak.

Same thing goes for quarterbacks in the NFL. The NFL realizes how important their quarterbacks are to the league and they have protection. Defenders have to get through an entire offensive line before they reach the quarterback.

Not so with goalies in the NHL. They’re just standing there, with only two defensemen guarding them who can sometimes completely miss a player streaking to the net.

Here are four reasons the NHL should protect goalies more than they do.

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