Louis Lipps Service wrote:
And how many goals might he have missed during the season due to a foggy shield, or because a wire on a cage got in the way as he was attempting a one-timer?
The difference is probably equal to the chance of getting hit in the mouth with a puck.
Do you think NFL WRs would catch a larger % of the balls thrown to them if they didn't have facemasks?
See now, you opened this thread by stating up front you expect to be called names and cursed up and down for asking the question.
You asked a sensible question and were given sensible answers by people who know way more about hockey than you do (you admit yourself you don't know much about it, which is fine).
A sensible person would say "Yeah, I guess that makes sense", and that'd be end of it.
Sensible question gets sensible answers and results in sensible conversation.
Instead, you're going to continue to press on by asserting bad concepts about a topic you admit you know nothing about until this thread inevitably deteriorates into a steaming pile of trash, as your threads tend to do.
So yes, as you originally stated, this thread is likely to end in people calling you names. But understand that when it does, it's not going to be because you asked the question in the first place. It's going to be because you refuse to accept that more knowledgeable people have debunked your theory and move on.