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11-02-2011, 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by BernieParent View Post
I understand what DFF is saying: it's a free country and these players are adults who can make their own decisions about their health. I believe, though, that the precedent has been established for a minimum level of protective equipment (ie, helmets), and it is the responsibility of the league and owners to maintain the health and continued competitiveness of their employees.
I'm all for personal freedom, but I'm of the opinion that if you are in a position where a career ending injury can end up costing other people a LOT, the least you can do is at least take the minimum step to prevent such an injury. A visor is a minor step, and I fail to see why it's such a big deal. Or, I guess you can be selfish. Whichever.

(obviously not you personally, but "you" as a hypothetical hockey player who doesn't want to wear a visor because he thinks it will shrink his balls or something.)

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