Daily Poll: NHL Introduces Mandatory Visors

On Tuesday the NHL announced that starting next season, the league will grandfather in a new rule making visors a mandatory piece of equipment.  The Canadian Press reported that the NHL competition committee decided to enforce that all players entering the league next season must wear a visor.

The rule will be “grandfathered in” for the current NHL players that are not wearing a visor (the minority), meaning they will have the option of wearing one or not next season.

According to the Canadian Press, remarkably 73% of the players in the NHL this season wore a visor, albeit that number increased after Marc Staal of the New York Rangers endured a horrific eye injury from a deflected puck.

Most hockey fans saw this rule coming with the recent eye injuries to star players. Whether it be from taking a stick or a puck gone astray, eye injuries appear to be on the rise and player’s are realizing that some of them can be prevented.

Now we want to get your opinion on the matter.  Do you agree or disagree with the new NHL rule making visors mandatory?  Take part in the daily poll and let us know how you feel about the change.

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