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Concussions lead Mueller to tinted visor

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08:32 AM ET 08.25 | Peter Mueller, who thought his concussion problems were over last September, missed the entire regular season after suffering another one in his preseason return. Mueller is saying all the right things again, but with a noticeable uptick in his voice. "I'm excited to be a hockey player again," Mueller said Wednesday. ... He'll also wear a new tinted visor designed to lower the potentially harmful effects bright lighting can have on concussion victims. "Sometimes I feel like I'm in 'Top Gun' out there with the tinted visor, but it's been great and a very comfortable helmet to wear," said Mueller, 23, the eighth overall selection in the 2006 NHL draft by Phoenix.

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August 25, 2011  09:03 AM ET

Good luck Maverick.

August 25, 2011  09:27 AM ET

So all off-season news are now about concussions. Well if that isn't uplifting I don't know what is.

August 25, 2011  10:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Good luck Maverick.

I think his "Goose" is "Cooked."

August 25, 2011  10:59 AM ET

Wasn't it only the bad guys in Top Gun that had the tinted visors? This chump's a communist!

August 25, 2011  11:06 AM ET

Amendment to the "Bear Hug" rule:
Notwithstanding paragraph 1 (the "bear hug" rule), if a player is wearing a non-clear ("tinted") visor, he cannot be contacted in a physcial manner by another player. The League shall have sole and ultimate discretion in determining which players have sufficient injury status to be awarded a tinted visor.

August 25, 2011  11:29 AM ET

"Sacco tower, this is Ghost Rider requesting an empty netter."
"Negative Ghost Rider, the pattern is full"

August 25, 2011  11:31 AM ET

It'll be great to have him back in the lineup. He's got a lot of dust to kick off his jersey, but once he gets back in the groove, he'll add a lot to our depth, and if he can stay healthy he'll be around for awhile.

August 25, 2011  12:00 PM ET

he has gotta be goose cause his brains are scrambled

August 25, 2011  12:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

It'll be great to have him back in the lineup. He's got a lot of dust to kick off his jersey, but once he gets back in the groove, he'll add a lot to our depth, and if he can stay healthy he'll be around for awhile.

Or get traded to the Leafs!

August 25, 2011  12:39 PM ET

Are tinted visors allowed? I remember a few years ago Ovechkin used to wear a tinted visor and he was forced to remove it. Does anyone else rememebr that or have I been smoking crack again?

August 25, 2011  12:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Are tinted visors allowed? I remember a few years ago Ovechkin used to wear a tinted visor and he was forced to remove it. Does anyone else rememebr that or have I been smoking crack again?

I thought the same thing. I didn't realize they were allowed.

August 25, 2011  12:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Are tinted visors allowed? I remember a few years ago Ovechkin used to wear a tinted visor and he was forced to remove it. Does anyone else rememebr that or have I been smoking crack again?

True. They weren't - But, I guess Ovie used one to look "cool" and now Mueller is allowed to use one because he has concussion issues...At least he gets to use one in practice. Dunno about the regular season.

I can see Ovie thinking: "Da! I have concussion as well. I need mirrored visor. You let me wear, yes?"

August 25, 2011  12:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

True. They weren't - But, I guess Ovie used one to look "cool" and now Mueller is allowed to use one because he has concussion issues...At least he gets to use one in practice. Dunno about the regular season.I can see Ovie thinking: "Da! I have concussion as well. I need mirrored visor. You let me wear, yes?"

You can use a tinted visor, but not a fully darkened one. Ovie used a darkened one, once ruled illegal he switched to a tinted. The difference is significant.

August 25, 2011  01:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

You can use a tinted visor, but not a fully darkened one. Ovie used a darkened one, once ruled illegal he switched to a tinted. The difference is significant.

This is how confused the League really is...

When you have someone as ugly as O.V...why on earth would you not want to cover it?

August 25, 2011  02:03 PM ET

if the tinted visor is going to help him avoid post-concussion headaches cause of the LIGHTING, there i hate to say that NO helmet out there will help him when he gets rocked into the boards!

Sad to say it (cause concussions are a HUGE issue in the league right now) but he's not going to last long

August 25, 2011  02:10 PM ET

Ovie first wore the "oil" visor which became a big issue because the goalies claimed it gave him an unfair advantage because you couldnt see his eyes, so essentially the ruling came out that any visor can be worn as long as the players eyes can be seen...

August 25, 2011  02:23 PM ET

Hopefully this number 88 doesn't end up with a shortened career like a certain other number 88.

August 25, 2011  03:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Or get traded to the Leafs!

Didn't I call you a b**tard in another thread already? What, are you going for a record? ;)

August 25, 2011  03:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

I can see Ovie thinking: "Da! I have concussion as well. I need mirrored visor. You let me wear, yes?"

1. Ovie thinking? Wow, you have a lot of faith there, my friend...
2. "Hello! My name is Peggy, er, Ovie. You like my tinted visor? Look just like car window that KGB drove..."

 
August 25, 2011  04:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

This is how confused the League really is...When you have someone as ugly as O.V...why on earth would you not want to cover it?

Has anyone compared his mug to the villain in a couple of James Bond movies?

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