2005-11-24

Double Standard?

With Don Van Massenhoven's nasty facial injury, why aren't we clamouring to make visors mandatory for the officials?

Just wondering.

3 Comments:

Blogger The Puck Stops Here said...

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.

11/24/2005 10:45 PM  
Blogger aquietgirl said...

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!"

11/25/2005 12:21 AM  
Blogger Jeff J said...

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 ;)

11/25/2005 12:35 PM  

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