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11-01-2011, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by DrinkFightFlyers View Post
I think it would depend on how upset the NHLPA was with the change or if there is anything in the CBA about equipment requirements. If there is something in the CBA saying owners can require equipment then obviously it would be fine. If there is nothing and the players were unhappy, the union could sue. Whether they won or not would be up in the air. Would come down to whether or not requiring visors was a change in working conditions.
I believe the CBA specifically prohibits things like this. I think that teams can have certain off-ice rules/policies (such as dress code while traveling with the team, etc) but that things like mandatory visors can only be a directive from the league, not individual teams. Again, it's been a while since I read through the CBA but I seem to remember it being this way.

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