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#1 Holmstrom96

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 07:24 PM

http://www.nhl.com/i...vid=DL|NHL|home

 

The National Hockey League and NHL Players' Association have agreed to make wearing visors mandatory for players who enter the League beginning in the 2013-14 season.

The announcement came following a meeting of the League's Competition Committee at the NHL offices here Tuesday.

Current players can decide on their own if they choose to wear a visor. It's the same procedure the League used when implementing mandatory helmet usage in 1980.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 07:25 PM

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 07:33 PM

maybe this will make bert retire



#4 Hockeymom1960

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 07:45 PM

maybe this will make bert retire

 

He's not affected by this.



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Posted 04 June 2013 - 07:47 PM

Why don't they just go to the college screens? 


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Posted 04 June 2013 - 11:44 PM

Not a big deal, 73% of players voluntarily wear visors already. Before the "let the players do whatever they want" crowd chimes in, explain to me how this is any different than having legal/policy mandated safety gear by your employer depending on your line of work. One difference though... Hockey players are much more valuable. Well, most of them.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 12:55 AM

^ Exactly


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#8 DeGraa55

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:52 AM

Not a big deal, 73% of players voluntarily wear visors already.

Before the "let the players do whatever they want" crowd chimes in, explain to me how this is any different than having legal/policy mandated safety gear by your employer depending on your line of work.

One difference though... Hockey players are much more valuable. Well, most of them.



I still think it should be the persons choice.


But for insurance reasons and what not that's not the case.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:07 AM

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grown up men being told what to wear lmao this league is becoming m,ore and more of a big fat joke.


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:29 AM

 

He's not affected by this.

i thought he might be i can remember a game that he used one



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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:36 AM

I'm glad it was grandfathered in.  Sure they're a good thing safety-wise, but if you're not used to playing with them, it can throw you a bit.  They just decided that one area of the plant where I work now requires safety glasses.  I hate the things.  We haven't worn them in that area since we got the machines over 10 years ago, and no one's been hurt. 

 

But rules are rules and we have the whole OSHA thing to deal with, so we're stuck.  I wish like crazy that they'd been grandfathered in.

 

I've had to wear them on other jobs and hated them just as bad.  (I also hated prescription glasses, but that's neither here nor there.)  It's different when you get used to doing something without and have to switch to them than if you walk in on your first day and train in seeing things weird, and that's what I think they're addressing here.  Some guys have played for years without them.  No reason to make them re-learn skills that call for exceptional eye-hand coordination.

 

Hmm... wonder if they'd let me wear a visor instead...



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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:47 AM

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#13 P. Marlowe

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:55 AM

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 07:30 AM

Good deal. I wish Yzerman was wearing one in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals in 2004.


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 07:54 AM

I'm fine with it... but a lot of guys will just wear them tilited way up as to make them useless for protection like they do in the minors where they are required.


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 08:03 AM

Why don't they just go to the college screens? 

NCAA is/was actually looking at going to 3/4 visors.

 

I still think it should be the persons choice.


But for insurance reasons and what not that's not the case.

I agree. I wonder what the rate of use would have been if players were offered the choice, but forced to pay for additional insurance themselves. I'm not a fan of the new rule, but if the NHLPA is okay with it, then I can't argue with the decision.

 

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 08:19 AM

The incoming player opposed to this can just wear his visor like Kronwall so that it covers as much of his face as a hat brim.



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Posted 05 June 2013 - 08:24 AM

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grown up men being told what to wear lmao this league is becoming m,ore and more of a big fat joke.

I don't really mean much offense by this, but you are exhibiting a clear lack of understanding of all the factors at play here.

 

Firstly, this doesn't happen if the Players Association didn't agree to it...they did.

 

Secondly, if the players were to play for free and waive 100% liability of anyone involved (rink, team, league, etc.), then sure, no one would care, let the guy do what he wants.  HOWEVER, that is not the case.  The players are being paid very significant amounts of money, teams want to protect their investments and rightfully so.  Someone might say they shouldn't care, they have insurance, but that just saves them a bit of money in the future should something happen....it doesn't give them the player back.  Also, if everyone was wearing visors, I'm sure their insurance premiums would decrease.

 

I'm sorry, but the extreme short-sighted views that grown men should be able to decide (it's their life) annoys me to no end.



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Posted 05 June 2013 - 08:26 AM

As opposed to this, in order to reduce facial injuries they could go back to wooden sticks and further limit/enforce the curves on blades in order to reduce the general velocity of the puck.


Edited by RedWingsDad, 05 June 2013 - 08:27 AM.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 08:52 AM

As opposed to this, in order to reduce facial injuries they could go back to wooden sticks and further limit/enforce the curves on blades in order to reduce the general velocity of the puck.


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