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Hall's mom: Taylor will wear a helmet

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08:26 AM ET 01.20 | Taylor Hall, when a teammate accidentally landed a skate on is head, landed in the middle of a renewed debate about wearing helmets in warmups. "I asked him if he was still good looking and he said, 'Mom, I look like Frankenstein.' Maybe it will send a message to everyone about how important it is to wear a helmet," [Hall's] mother, Kim Strba, told the Edmonton Journal. "Maybe it will be a wake-up call. Unfortunately, Taylor is going to be the one remembered for bringing about the change." ... [According to the Edmonton Journal's interview]with Strba, via phone from the family home in Kingston, Ont., Hall will "definitely" be wearing a helmet when he returns to the Edmonton Oilers lineup.

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January 20, 2012  09:29 AM ET

It's sad that something terrible has to happen to someone before we really take some safety precautions seriously. Hopefully this doesn't happen again anytime soon!
Kevin from www.losingtogether.com

January 20, 2012  09:41 AM ET
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It's sad that something terrible has to happen to someone before we really take some safety precautions seriously. Hopefully this doesn't happen again anytime soon!Kevin from www.losingtogether.com

It's not like this kind of stuff happens all the time in practice. It was an accident. If you take precautions for everything that "might" happen, you are going to have a bland and boring life, and in the end bad luck is probably going ot get you anyway. That being said, it is a good idea to wear a bucket in practice, i always did.

January 20, 2012  09:47 AM ET
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Oh yeah and I'm 6'4" on skates so you could say the shot was a bit high too.

Anything like this?

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January 20, 2012  10:02 AM ET

Is your hairline still in the same place all these years later? lol

(Sorry B-Rex, I saw the shot, there was no danger, so I took it.)

January 20, 2012  10:06 AM ET
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Anything like this?

That's nasty.

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January 20, 2012  10:17 AM ET
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took a shot right off the noggin

So much explained...

January 20, 2012  10:24 AM ET
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Amazingly enough, yes. Even though I'm 51, I still haven't started losing my hair or going gray. Can't understand why since I look just like my old man who was mostly bald in his late 20's.Oh well, I'll take it.

I'm just the opposite Rex. My dad, who is 87, has a full head of hair, and I have a receding hairline, along with 2 of my brothers.

January 20, 2012  10:25 AM ET
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So much explained...

Well played

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January 20, 2012  10:30 AM ET
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So much explained...

LOL - Hank's feisty this morning.

January 20, 2012  10:31 AM ET
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Anything like this?

Oh, dear GAWD! A helmet, kid! A helmet...even when you are eating from now on!

January 20, 2012  10:31 AM ET
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I'm just the opposite Rex. My dad, who is 87, has a full head of hair, and I have a receding hairline, along with 2 of my brothers.

Not grey, but pulling back. But at 56 I have 4 times as much as my 2 younger brothers.

I think my overall thickness has to do with a crew cut as a youth. Neither of my brothers ever had a crew cut. With one your head gets colder so it thickens up it's cover? My theory and I'm sticking to it..

January 20, 2012  10:33 AM ET

Looks like if it had been an inch or two lower he might not of played hockey again....

January 20, 2012  10:41 AM ET
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Not grey, but pulling back. But at 56 I have 4 times as much as my 2 younger brothers.I think my overall thickness has to do with a crew cut as a youth. Neither of my brothers ever had a crew cut. With one your head gets colder so it thickens up it's cover? My theory and I'm sticking to it..

I have to concur. The last day of school always coincided with Dad taking us 4 boys down the basement and lopping off all the hair. Nothing like a fresh, tight #1 to start the summer.

 
January 20, 2012  10:46 AM ET

seriously ... I was watching the game Zednik was playing in when he got cut in the neck... horrifying

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