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by Paul on 03/21/06 at 11:42 AM ET
If the league had its way, everyone would wear one, said NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly. "Yes, a rule that would mandate the use of visors by players is one that the league supports," he said. "We have had discussions with the players' association about it, and while it was not something they were prepared to do for this season … we're hopeful that might be something we can accomplish by the start of next season." The NHL Players' Assn. and the Professional Hockey Players Assn., which represents minor leaguers, have resisted such a measure for years, arguing that it would infringe on players' rights. Union spokesman Jonathan Weatherdon said the NHLPA discussed the issue with its player representatives and encouraged players to vote in an online survey after the season began. Results were not disclosed, but it is believed a decided majority do not want mandatory visors.more (reg. req.)...including the recent eye injury to Jordan Smith could have been avoided by wearing a visor...
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