NHL Competition Committee Recommends Making Visors Mandatory For New Players
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TORONTO (CBSNewYork/AP) — The NHL competition committee will recommend making visors mandatory for all players entering the league.
Also at Tuesday’s meeting, hybrid icing was recommended for testing during the 2013-14 preseason, as were shallower nets.
Any changes must first be approved by the league’s board of governors. That also includes a change that makes all four-minute high-sticking penalties subject to video review.
But the decision on visors was the biggest item. Former NHL defenseman Mathieu Schneider, special assistant to NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr, said a “clear majority” of players supported grandfathering visors. But he declined to say what percent of players voted in favor of the change in an internal survey.
According to Yahoo! Sports, 73 percent of NHL players wear visors.
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