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by Paul on 03/20/13 at 04:23 PM ET
from Nick Cotsonika at Puck Daddy,
Is the NHL Players’ Association ready to support a grandfathered visor rule?
The union at least will ask its members what they think. If they are in favor, the rule likely would go from the competition committee, to the NHL Board of Governors and into the book.
But we’ll see.
“We’re definitely going to look at talking to the guys about grandfathering them in,” said Mathieu Schneider, the special assistant to NHLPA executive director Don Fehr, at the NHL general managers’ meeting. “We’d probably do some type of poll.”
The NHL has been in favor of mandatory visors or at least a grandfathered rule, and the NHLPA has encouraged its members to wear visors. But the league cannot force the players to wear visors without their consent, and the last time the NHLPA polled its members, they were heavily in favor of personal choice over a grandfathered rule.
continued, Schneider mentions more topics which were discussed today...
added 6:23pm, Watch video below of Schneider talking with the media...
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