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Penguins holdout ready to wear visor?

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10:21 AM ET 03.09 | There probably is a perfectly reasonable explanation for why Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik doesn't wear a visor. He just doesn't know what it is anymore. "I don't have a good excuse or a good answer," Orpik said after the Penguins' game-day skate Thursday at the Wells Fargo Center. "So I'm not even going to try to make one up." Orpik said he fully anticipates having one attached to his helmet before much longer -- "It will probably be on there by the end of the year, I can tell you that much," he said -- but he appeared in his 609th NHL game Thursday night against the Flyers and, for the 609th time, his eyes were unprotected. The controversy over whether visors should be mandatory in the NHL flared again this week after New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal was struck near the right eye by a deflected puck.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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March 9, 2013  10:28 AM ET

I certainly want him to have untrammelled vision tonight while picking up those Jussi rebounds.

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March 9, 2013  11:02 AM ET
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Not a good week for the Butt-plug.

My thoughts exactly.....

March 9, 2013  11:27 AM ET
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My thoughts exactly.....

Getting away with redrum again LOL

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March 9, 2013  11:59 AM ET
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Getting away with redrum again LOL

syawls sa :-)

March 9, 2013  01:54 PM ET
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Not a good week for the Butt-plug.

It's never a good week for the Butt-plug.

March 9, 2013  05:00 PM ET
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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/more-sports/gary-bettman-a-dim- bulb-in-sports-illustrateds-power-list/article9561132/Not a good week for the Butt-plug.

I worry when I don't see this pic on a Saturday LOL

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March 9, 2013  06:54 PM ET
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Getting away with redrum again LOL

Classic movie!

 
March 9, 2013  07:15 PM ET
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I hope he doesnt wear one and he gets injured..and thus..making them easier to beat in the play-off's.

That's a very classy way of looking at it.

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