I'm not Finnish so I won't pretend to know exactly what the word means.
Roughly translated, Sisu means guts, tenacity, resolve in the face of adversity.
It is an apt description of this guy. And this guy.
posted by Jeff J at 4:21 PM
I'll attempt to answer the question.Because there is no long track record of referee injuries that would have been prevented with visors and there is one for players.
If they wear visors, it's more fodder for drunk guys at the games -- "HEY REF! TAKE OFF THE FREAKING VISOR! YOU'RE FUCKING BLIND!"
When you consider that there are three or four officials on the ice for the full 60 minutes, it is impressive that they're injured so infrequently.Since they're already wearing blinders that cause them to make so many calls against the Habs, I figured visors would be a smooth adjustment for them ;)
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