Marc Staal wants mandatory visor use/UPD - NHLPA vote results to NHL 6/4
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05-30-2013, 10:50 AM
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Location: Missoula, Montana
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There are a tonne of things the NHLPA should be doing to protect their union members.
- Full PPE during warm-ups and practices
- Helmets done up properly (i.e. no Kassian strap)
- Mouthguards stay in the mouth (i.e. no Kane chewing)
- Kevlar socks
- Neck guards
- Soft-capped shoulder and elbow pads
- Longer gloves
- Hybrid or No Touch Icing
- Allow the NHL to levy larger penalties for dangerous behaviour
Just to start. The players don't seem to give a crap about themselves or each other.
MOD That sounds awful, these are grown men who know the risk. Neck guards and longer gloves, you couldn't get me to wear either of those, and I don't make millions of dollars to play. I think most guys can handles a little pain, visors are understandable, vision is not typically repairable, but bumps on bruises are.
Lastly, if you haven't ever played hockey with full gear, you wouldn't have any idea how incredibly HOT you can get, neck guard would be awful. I sweat like I'm in a sauna in full gear, anything else would be unbearable.
And the shorter gloves still protect the wrist, and way better for dexterity, leave the gloves alone.
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