Despite the positive feedback, Smith knows there are still hoops to jump through for certain leagues and levels of hockey to adopt the Look-Up Line. He feels the time is now for the process to begin.
“To me, the problem with the game is that it’s so far behind making any modifications. Why do we have to wait for a paralyzing injury like myself? Let’s take a preventative approach,” Smith said. “This makes sense.
“I still love the game of hockey and don’t want to harness or infringe the speed or intensity. That’s why I’m so passionate about this. This doesn’t take away speed or add confusion; all it does is act as an aid to pick your head up.”