A lot of women get discriminated in the sport of hockey because they ''lack'' skill, which is not true because look at Hailey Wichinieser she is the best woman in hockey at the time. Why should she not be allowed to play?? Or what about Menom Rhe'aum. Why didn't she stay?
A lot of women belong instead of some of the men in the NHL.
When you think NHL you think of a men's hockey league, I want to know whats stopping females from joining. Girls can do anything guys can and I feel if there is a rule against it, people should fight against it because as I previously said, girls can do anything guys can of they have passion and really set their mind to it.
Hockey is a sport that many people play and that anyone who desires to play it should chase their dreams ! Girls are tuff ! We are as strong a s the men in this world! Itis ridiculous that girls cannot do what they want and have ti choose something else to do other then to chase their dreams ! In conclusion i support the idea tha girls should play in the NHL and follow there dreams till the end ! THX
Because we can do anything boys can do but maybe even better if we try. I do not know one sport that does not have a girls version of it except hockey. We should be able to be picked for a hockey team like the lightning team. It is not the girls fault that we were born a girl. So I think we should all be treated fairly and be able to try for NHL. We can do everything they can do I like to train hard for thing like races and I do it 120 percent above what I am expected to do. That is what all girls should do so thanks. Lets let us girls play with the boys.
Think about it, having a girl in the NHL would attract so many people and create so much more attention towards hockey. Trust me, people love to see girls play hockey! I play hockey as a girl and every time we do a fundraiser and say that we play girls hockey, it grabs there attention. People love it! Also, what's the point of telling kids we can be anything we want to be when clearly women don't have the same opportunity as men! Men can do anything a women can do, but women cannot do the same thing as men.
I am a girl who plays hockey and I definitely think if a women is good enough, and she is a grown women she can make her own decision to play in the NHL. Sure it would be great to have a league of our own, but we wouldn't have enough supporters so the league would quickly collapse, isn't that why we already don't have our own league! If a women wants to take the risk and play in the NHL, then go for it. I know that if I had the opportunity I definitely would.
If a girl signs up for something like the nhl she knows what she's signing up for. Some people think woman don't have the size but think of some people in the nhl like Brendan Gallagher or Martin St. Louis there both 5ft 8 inches and they play like there 6ft 5 inches . Girls can do the same! I play with boys and I find I'm just as aggressive as the rest of them
I'm a male hockey player and i know a few amazing female hockey players and it is soo stupid that they wont be able to play when older even though they will probably be better the half of the men NHL players. So yes they should be allowed to play.
None of the men think we're "good" enough! But really? Have you ever seen a girl play before?! They don't think we're strong enough or aggressive but honestly there're just saying that because they know they can play nhl. They have no problem, they don't care who joins as long as there playing. Its such a sexist thing to do! I love hockey and its a shame such good women hockey players have to quit there dream because they cant play. Women are getting so much better and hopefully over the years we can be able to play.
This is so stupid, girls can just be just as good as guys! A lot are very good and faster! So many women are getting better down the road, and its not fair we cant play! Personal y Its so sexist and we should be aloud to play, were just as talented.
Here's the deal, the only reason why they wont let women play nhl hockey is because they are concerned about there safety. Im sure that there are many talented female hockey players out there, but there body's just aren't built to take heavy hits, even with equipment on. Lets face it, wouldn't it be scary to see a 6"5, 220lbs man hit a 5"11 150lbs girl. I believe that women are underestemating the consequences that come while playing in the NHL. In my opinion its just to dangerous, and you cant trust the odds. Another reason why girls shouldn't play nhl hockey is because there shots just aren't powerful enough, now im not saying there shots aren't good, in fact, they have great shots. But the problem is that this is top of the line hockey, there is no way any lady can blow one by a nhl goalie.
There are certainly administrative, secretarial, and similar office roles where women can and do work in the NHL, but women as players would not be practical nor desirable. Even if women could be found that could compete with the men without special advantages, special accommodations such as separate locker rooms would need to be made that would be a burden. It would be preferable for women to compete in their own leagues, as with the WNBA in basketball.
Allowing women to play in the NHL would create too much controversy. I also think its dangerous for women to attempt to play in a hockey league that is created for men because men are very rough while playing hockey and I do not think that women would be able to handle it.
I'm sorry but this shouldn't even be an argument. Women can't physically play with men at the pro level. Its not sexist ladies, its biology. Remember when the women's gold medal team scrimmaged against high school teams and struggled in most of them, and even lost a couple? Do you even realize what an nhl team would do to them? And then we have the physical play. One good open ice hit or solid body contact and its game over. Sorry but no, not a chance in hell.
In the NHL world the game is all about grit, there is fighting and the game has been designed and shaped around the competitive drive that men have. Putting women in the game would completely change the nhl as far as we know, the game would become less rough, and female ideals would be promoted that would change the game for the worst. I dont want to be sexist, by women SHOULD NEVER be part of the NHL, however making womens leagues more popular should be a factor. IN conclusion, The NHL is made for guys, not girls however, the womens leagues should be advertised more.
I'm a female who absolutely loves hockey. But I have an opinion. Women are not built like men. Men weigh more, and are physically stronger than females and could seriously injured her. If men hit each other with all their might and cause life-threatening injuries to each other... Imagine the out outcome if a women took his place. I'm not saying women should never go pro. Manon Rheaume proved to everyone women can play in the NHL. She played in 2 exhibition games as the goaltender of Tampa Bay Lightning. Being a goaltender, it would decrease the percentage of hits, but still stands as a danger. Sure, women are just as talented, skilled, and fast as males... But I believe women should not be able to play in the NHL.
Coming from a girl who absolutely loves hockey, I think it is dangerous for women to play in the NHL. If the force of a hit on one male from another male can lead to life threatening injuries... Imagine if it was a female? Women are built differently than men and couldn't handle such hit. I'm not saying women won't ever get to go pro. What if women had their own league? That's what would work. Sure, women are just as fast and skilled as men on the ice, but it would not be safe to have them in the same league.
Personally for me, I've played the game since I was 16 months old. And I did grow up with our starting forward being a girl. She led the season in goals and assists. However she was rather lacking in physical presence. Some may argue that a girl shouldn't get hit. But in reality it was a choice she made. All bets are off. As of now, I know many girl players that are still very good.
Women are generally not allowed to compete with men in sports competitions because it is not fair. Men are naturally physically stronger than women. In contact sports, such as ice hockey, women could sustain injuries from competing with men. Instead, there should be an independent ice hockey league for women.
The rules don't say no women... It's already happened before. Do some research before posting a debate. The reason they don't isn't sexist its realistic. The amount of force from a hit from someone 60 lbs heavier than you? Ridiculous. Skill and speed aren't a problem. Some women are certainly talented enough, but one crushing hit and we've got a whole different situation! Haley Wickenheiser said the exact same thing, and she's arguably the most famous female hockey player ever and even she doesn't think women would be able to play in the NHL..