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11-13-2003, 01:20 PM
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I don't know if the visors were banned or not, I'm just saying in North America, I hope we don't ever see them on professionals.

They're nothing more than a way to stand out / draw attention to yourself....

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Not only do they draw attention, but they are very ugly too

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I don't know if the visors were banned or not, I'm just saying in North America, I hope we don't ever see them on professionals.

They're nothing more than a way to stand out / draw attention to yourself....
Perhaps, and I'd like them in the league for the exact reasons you don't. I honestly think that it will be just like the NFL, where only a few of the players wear them. But, just my preference.

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Looks slick, indeed very fighter pilot-ish..

And please, as if players don’t want to attract attention to themselves as it is – tinted visors (although I vaguely recall Weinrich’s is due to eye problems – I could be way off on that though), tucked in jerseys, gold laces – Bauer, CCM, Koho, Mission (especially Mission ) are all heavily influenced to make a visually appealing product.

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I don't know if the visors were banned or not, I'm just saying in North America, I hope we don't ever see them on professionals.

They're nothing more than a way to stand out / draw attention to yourself....
God knows, we wouldn't want any fans to notice or pay attention to the players.

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11-13-2003, 02:01 PM
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Pretty good idea if you ask me.... the goalie cant see where youre looking.

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The visor isn't really banned, it's not approved to be used in play yet. The player (Jens Karlsson, LA drafted i think) can't use that visor until it has been approved by the International Ice Hockey Federation. Silly rule, I like the idea, as Dem wrote, nobody can see where you're looking to pass/shoot.

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11-13-2003, 02:13 PM
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It doesn't say anywhere that he's banned from wearing that visor. False information.
That article that I linked to was yesterdays news just to show you how he looked with the visor on. Today they said on TV that it is banned "internationally" - I guess they mean whole Europe.

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Didn't Al MacInnis wear a tinted visor?

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Awwwww the uniqueness of a mirrored visor . I wear one made by Oakley for the house/beer league i'm playin in. I like it for style points ....
Where would one order something like that?

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Where would one order something like that?
There's a hockey/hardware shop right up the street from me. I asked one of my buddies there if he could order me a mirrored visor, not tinted but mirrored. I told him I didnt care if it was 1Xcel, Itech, Oakley or whatever. He got it somehow from Oakley, so kabow!

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Pretty good idea if you ask me.... the goalie cant see where youre looking.
Im shocked that noone else noticed this.
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youre leading a 2 on 1 and the goalie cant see if you are looking at a shot or pass. It gives an edge to players wearing it, Id be all for it.

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11-13-2003, 03:52 PM
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The visor isn't really banned, it's not approved to be used in play yet. The player (Jens Karlsson, LA drafted i think) can't use that visor until it has been approved by the International Ice Hockey Federation. Silly rule, I like the idea, as Dem wrote, nobody can see where you're looking to pass/shoot.
Jens is an La draft pick. Glad to see some news on him

 
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11-13-2003, 08:56 PM
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I think it's pretty cool looking.

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Lets make em wear gold studs all over their equipment.

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The only player in North America that I've seen wear a visor just like the one in that picture is Sergei Varlamov. He had it on at last year's AHL all-star game.

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11-13-2003, 10:29 PM
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It does look awesome and doesn't detract from the game. Imagine mirror goalie pads..... That'd be cool. Goalies not only will learn to reflect rebounds but reflect light into players eyes.

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11-14-2003, 02:56 AM
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Your teamaters won't know who or where your passing to and also I'm sure you'll never see QBs wearing mirrored visors but then again Football is for people with the IQ of a washcloth and I wouldn't really know for sure if a QB has ever worn won.

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11-14-2003, 03:31 AM
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Weinrich uses a yellow tint I believe...
Ha, it looks so rediculous.

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11-14-2003, 01:28 PM
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Ha, it looks so rediculous.
Who cares? Comfort > Looks.

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his was just tinted.

I'm pretty sure that half the time Fleury didn't even know he wore a visor

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11-14-2003, 05:45 PM
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As for the visors, they look awesome. I wouldn't personally wear one, but Oakley could make the one's with the red lenses like the fire irdium lenses they make.

The visor could hide your eyes, making defensmenand goalies unaware of where you shoot. Hey, the answer to more goals...... Mirror visors

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11-14-2003, 06:04 PM
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As for the visors, they look awesome. I wouldn't personally wear one, but Oakley could make the one's with the red lenses like the fire irdium lenses they make.

The visor could hide your eyes, making defensmenand goalies unaware of where you shoot. Hey, the answer to more goals...... Mirror visors
Defensemen look at the chest.

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Goaltenders look at eyes. Defense look at the chest.

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