Do Protective Cups Even Help Any More?

In Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Capitals, the Flyers' Patrick Thoresen attempted to block a shot with his body and ended up getting drilled with the puck. But, unlike the thousands of other times this occurs during a hockey season, Thoresen got hit with the puck right in the peach basket, which dented his "protective"… » 4/15/08 7:40pm 4/15/08 7:40pm