Right or wrong, people will feel that the netting protects them and, perhaps, be come careless. The netting will fail and someone will get hurt setting up the potential for civil action. Or someone in an area that is not protected by the netting will sue after they have been puck injured, claiming they should have had the protective netting.
The netting decision was stricly made to obviate potential legal problems . In actuality, it has the potential to make things worse.
Bettman’s comparison to the netting behind homeplate for baseball is not germane. Such netting has been in place for 50 years, and people are not paying $100 per seat per game to sit behind homeplate.]]>
Take down the Safety Nets and give the dipshits who can’t watch their own kids or be responsible for themselves helmets.