Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 03/02/11 at 02:49 PM ET
from Darren Dreger of the Dreger Report,
The six remaining NHL arenas with seamless glass are scheduled for a makeover in the offseason.
Sources tell The Dreger Report that Calgary, Montreal, Minnesota, Nashville, Colorado and Phoenix will have their end zone boards and glass retro-fitted to acrylic glass to comply with the rest of the league.
Acrylic glass is flexible and helps absorb the energy of a bodycheck, while conversely, the traditional glass system provides no energy absorption.
The decision to make the change, according to a source, was primarily based on NHL injury reports which show above normal injury rates in the six arenas without acrylic glass in the endzones.
The Predators, for one, says it’s hopeful the change will make for a safer environment.
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