Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/19/14

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 22: Chris Pronger #20 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates against the Boston Bruins on October 22, 2009 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flyers won the game 4-3 after a shootout. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
To me, there is no visor debate.  It’s only a matter of time before visors are mandated in the NHL.  The Chris Pronger injury will only expedite the process. What a lot of people don’t seem to understand is that the visor discussion goes well beyond a player’s personal choice.  There will always be hockey players who don’t want to wear shields.  For some guys, it’s a macho thing.  Others feel visors impede their vision on the ice.  That’s all well and good, but the bottom line is that visors will be required very soon, if for nothing else, as a cost-saving measure. The fact of the matter is that insurance companies charge higher premiums to cover NHL players because many don’t wear visors.  As more players suffer eye injuries, those premiums will continue to skyrocket.  From a financial standpoint, the NHL and its member teams would be foolish not to make visors mandatory.  Continue reading "More Than Meets the Eye"
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