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NHL favors mandatory visor

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04:07 PM ET 03.06 | The NHL fully supports making facial visors a mandatory piece of equipment for all players, according to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly in an email to Larry Brooks of the New York Post. Daly stated that the league and NHL Players??? Association briefly discussed the topic during collective bargaining negotiations. However, the NHLPA remained consistent that it should be up to individual players to wear the shields. Daly cited statistics that showed more players are wearing visors (up from 56 percent in 2009, to more than 70 percent in 2013). The debate has been sparked because of the incident involving New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal on Tuesday night.

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March 6, 2013  04:12 PM ET

Freedom of choice....unless the Troll sees a reason to impose his will.....

March 6, 2013  04:20 PM ET

really? This is news?

March 6, 2013  04:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

really? This is news?

Is anything from Larry Brooks considered "news"?

March 6, 2013  04:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Is anything from Larry Brooks considered "news"?

Now you understand Torts' anger?

This guy is 5 days late a $2 short everytime

March 6, 2013  04:54 PM ET

Pretty soon it will look like all goalies skating up and down the ice.

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March 6, 2013  05:10 PM ET

For sure they would have to grandpappy it.

March 6, 2013  05:45 PM ET
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For sure they would have to grandpappy it.

Just like they did with the helmets.

March 6, 2013  05:55 PM ET
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Just like they did with the helmets.

Step 1: mandatory cages
Step 2: 5 minute major for removing helmet or cage while on ice.
Step 3: nasty fighting problem solved!

Sounds like a Buttmunch solution

March 6, 2013  05:56 PM ET
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For sure they would have to grandpappy it.

as I recall, they didn't with helmets.

It's always funny watching old school footage and seeing like 1 player on the ice without a helmet. The whole concept is nuts...but for guys like the Flower it was normal.

March 6, 2013  05:57 PM ET
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Step 1: mandatory cages

ewwwwwwww.......

March 6, 2013  06:27 PM ET

"NHL favors mandatory visor"

Yeah. And car manufacturers favor mandatory windshields.

Brilliant! Truly brilliant!

March 6, 2013  07:44 PM ET

Leave it up to the player.....pretty sure when Staal comes back he'll opt for a visor...

March 6, 2013  09:50 PM ET
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as I recall, they didn't with helmets. It's always funny watching old school footage and seeing like 1 player on the ice without a helmet. The whole concept is nuts...but for guys like the Flower it was normal.

For sure they did.

They set a rule that if you were there before they decreed, it was up to you.

Big Bird Robinson, Guy, MacT etc. didn't have to.

Everybody new HAD to.

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March 6, 2013  10:12 PM ET

Mandate suits of armor already and be done with it.

March 7, 2013  04:19 AM ET
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as I recall, they didn't with helmets. It's always funny watching old school footage and seeing like 1 player on the ice without a helmet. The whole concept is nuts...but for guys like the Flower it was normal.

Yes they did if you played before the legislation you had the choice but had to sign a waiver I believe Craig McTavish was the last player without a lid

March 7, 2013  04:21 AM ET
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Leave it up to the player.....pretty sure when Staal comes back he'll opt for a visor...

Players will adapt they all wore them in Jr College or the AHL before they played in the NHL

March 7, 2013  07:39 AM ET

Hey this IS news! You can tell because there is two different posts for it and they even have the same picture. One is just a little more zoomed in. How do they do it??

 
March 7, 2013  09:15 AM ET
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Is anything from Larry Brooks considered "news"?

+1000000000000000000

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