Or you could keep those necessary elements while just banning the unnecessary element; fighting. Skating on ice is an integral part of gameplay in ice hockey. Fighting is not.
I see what you did there.
Just to play devils advocate... One could argue that the only reason injuries like this occur is because players are forced to play on slippery ice and balance on a single blade.
Ban ice and skates and lets play on a rubber surface and wear sneakers.
I get that you're just playing devil's advocate.
But it's only a matter of time before someone says, "people will still get hurt from hits, so you want to ban hitting too?" I hate those arguments because all they do is obscure the point, which should be the minimization of UNNECESSARY risk. Hockey will always be dangerous. I just don't see the benefit of making it more dangerous than it needs to be.
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