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#1 avelanch

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:34 PM

rule 9.5 Protective Equipment
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All players of both teams shall wear a helmet and clear protective visor of design, material and construction acceptable to the
Competition Committee at all times while participating in a game, either on the playing surface or the players’ or penalty benches. The helmet and visor must not be worn tilted back such that the protective capacity (integrity) of the visor is diminished. Improper positioning of the visor will result in a warning to the player with the second or subsequent violation resulting in the player being assessed a misconduct penalty. While the choice of visor model and manufacturer is left to the player, it is recommended that for optimal protection the bottom of the visor come to the tip of the nose.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:37 PM

Good rule.... does anyone know if visors are manditory or not in the CHL? if not, they should be.
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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:37 PM

Good rule.... does anyone know if visors are manditory or not in the CHL? if not, they should be.

they are, same with the ECHL

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:17 PM

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:26 PM

Where are they NOT mandatory? I'm talking European leagues here.
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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:31 PM

they are, same with the ECHL


That is what i thought. I think the NHL should adopt the rule for players entering the NHL, so for players already in the league who do not wear one it isn't mandatory, but players who are coming from the minors or junior it is.
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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:34 PM

That is what i thought. I think the NHL should adopt the rule for players entering the NHL, so for players already in the league who do not wear one it isn't mandatory, but players who are coming from the minors or junior it is.

agreed, make it like the helmet rule, all new players entering the league need to wear it, anyone who was in the league before has the option not to, after signing a waiver.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:13 PM

This is good. I keep thinking of what happened to Malhotra's eye when it comes to our players not wearing visors.
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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:14 PM

Good rule.... does anyone know if visors are manditory or not in the CHL? if not, they should be.


ya there are manditory.. in chl

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:17 PM

i don't know if i would make them mandatory .. some guys don't like wearing them... i don't.. i tried about 5 years ago and i didn't like it... so i don't wear one... if guys ( and most do coming out of chl) want to wear one they will...

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:22 PM

i don't know if i would make them mandatory .. some guys don't like wearing them... i don't.. i tried about 5 years ago and i didn't like it... so i don't wear one... if guys ( and most do coming out of chl) want to wear one they will...

It seems like any league outside of the NHL wears them now. The "I don't like wearing it" excuse doesn't apply anymore. Grandfather it in.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:25 PM

I see what you did there avalanch.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:39 AM

Seems like a fair amount of people didn't know. Thanks for posting.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:29 AM

Why are they making people wear visors? Why is it even a debate? When it comes to choice vs. having to do something, I think the former should prevail. I'm all for keeping the games safe but nobody should be forced to do anything. If a player wants to risk an eye injury or whatever, that should be his decision and his decision alone.

Not a HUGE deal but I just felt like ranting. :)

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 08:29 AM

I know some people find them uncomfortable. I tried one but just couldn't use it, it actually made me more scared than my helmet that didn't have one when playing beer league so I went back to my one without the visor.
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Posted 06 October 2012 - 09:20 AM

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 10:33 AM

Was Manny's eye protected with a visor? I know the puck struck him at a weird angle from the stick... still though...
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Posted 06 October 2012 - 11:13 AM

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 11:25 AM

That is what i thought. I think the NHL should adopt the rule for players entering the NHL, so for players already in the league who do not wear one it isn't mandatory, but players who are coming from the minors or junior it is.


Exactly, grandfather in the rule.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:19 PM

also, the rule went into effect in 2006, it is not new.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 03:36 PM

NHL should do this I think.
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Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:26 PM

I know some people find them uncomfortable. I tried one but just couldn't use it, it actually made me more scared than my helmet that didn't have one when playing beer league so I went back to my one without the visor.


i know i couldn't get used to it... i found i ended up wearing my helmet tip so far up the the visor didn't cover my eyes... i thought whats the point.. so i took it off..

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:29 PM

Why are they making people wear visors? Why is it even a debate? When it comes to choice vs. having to do something, I think the former should prevail. I'm all for keeping the games safe but nobody should be forced to do anything. If a player wants to risk an eye injury or whatever, that should be his decision and his decision alone.

Not a HUGE deal but I just felt like ranting. :)

If that's the case, the player should have to shell out for insurance, not the team or the government when they get hurt on the job because of their own foolishness ...

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:18 PM

also, the rule went into effect in 2006, it is not new.


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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:41 PM

hopefully there wont be anything like the henrik/kopitar incident...
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Posted 06 October 2012 - 09:50 PM

If that's the case, the player should have to shell out for insurance, not the team or the government when they get hurt on the job because of their own foolishness ...


Agreed, I've heard there are dangerous things they don't let you do as a player, just for the sake of asset protection. I think that really hit home after Bourdon's motorcycle accident as well. So why not visors too then?
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Posted 06 October 2012 - 11:40 PM

I think he should never cut his hair or shave his beard

No one should :)

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 09:49 AM

Players are forced to wear visors (or cages) all the way up to the NHL, at least in north america, right? So I don't get the issue with grandfathering it in. It's not like its some brand new thing they have to get comfortable with.

I know it seems like it should be a matter of choice, but when your getting payed millions of dollars to play, the guys paying have every right to protect you. Wouldn't you want to protect your investments?

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 10:00 AM

Players are forced to wear visors (or cages) all the way up to the NHL, at least in north america, right? So I don't get the issue with grandfathering it in. It's not like its some brand new thing they have to get comfortable with.

I know it seems like it should be a matter of choice, but when your getting payed millions of dollars to play, the guys paying have every right to protect you. Wouldn't you want to protect your investments?

I think we could see that happen with the new CBA. According to avelanch, it wasn't mandatory in the AHL until 2006, after the last CBA.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 11:57 AM

Players are forced to wear visors (or cages) all the way up to the NHL, at least in north america, right? So I don't get the issue with grandfathering it in. It's not like its some brand new thing they have to get comfortable with.

I know it seems like it should be a matter of choice,but when your getting payed millions of dollars to play, the guys paying have every right to protect you. Wouldn't you want to protect your investments?


Well by now they don't seem to protect their investments by letting them play in Europe because they lock them out. You know playing here in North America if something happen to a player it will take a few seconds the medic staff will be on the ice and take care of him, they will take him out on a stretcher instead of taking him out like a dead deer. What the players was saying when the plane crash in Russia, "we all know it was a matter of time before it happen". Are they really protecting their investments that way to save hockey teams in cities that should never been an hockey team?

Rich teams should they back the control of their league, by now Bettman have too much power because he only need 8 teams on his side, including the Phoenix Coyotes, to do almost whatever he want.

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