Don Cherry....ok...that's enough.
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01-29-2004, 06:25 PM
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Saskatoon, Sask.
I watched the Cherry's rant on Sat. night, and I thought he made some very good points. Sure the way he made his point is definately not the rout I would have taken, but that's just his style. But I didn't hear anything racist, he just stated that Europeans and French players are more likely to wear them, which may or may not be true, I haven't seen the numbers.
Basically he was saying that simply putting visors on all the players isn't going to change anything, and in fact will make things worse. It's the same old arguement about how helmets and visors make the players feel invincible, and it's a correct one. Having all the players wear visors will
help. It will
decrease the number of high sticks, it will make it worse.
He was emphasizing that the real problem is prevention, making players accountable for their actions, incidental or not. The NHL needs to take steps to make penalties and suspensions harsher in order to decrease the number of incidents, not slap a visor on everybody and say everyhing's A-OK.
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