It’s not the NHL’s first rodeo on this topic.
In 2016, the league banned the use of face masks during games, citing concerns about the health effects of concussions.
But this year, it seems like there is no shortage of players who want to wear face masks.
As the NHL season nears its conclusion, we wanted to hear from you about what you’d like to see change for the better.
Face masks on players at all times.
When asked during a pre-season interview if he thought the mask requirement was fair, Connor McDavid responded, “No.
I think it’s a bad idea.
I don’t want to get hit in the face by a puck.
I’m a physical player.
If they don’t get to see me like this, I don (think) it’s going to be good for hockey.”
He went on to say he was open to the idea of putting a face mask on every player, and would support such a rule.
Players will no longer be allowed to wear masks during the playoffs.
During the Stanley Cup Finals, a handful of NHL players were seen wearing masks during their games, but the league decided against doing so.
The league argued that such masks would interfere with the players’ “physicality,” and would distract them from playing.
In an attempt to protect the health of the players, the NHL is working on a rule that would allow teams to wear a mask during a game, but that’s not something teams have yet discussed.
Players would have to wear facial masks throughout the season.
The NHL has been in discussions about how to implement the rule change, and according to NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly, there’s been no consensus yet.
“It would be a good idea, but there is still no consensus on it,” Daly told ESPN.
Daly added that the rule is currently being worked on. 4.
Players could still wear face covers during the regular season, but would have fewer opportunities to wear them.
The idea of players wearing face covers has been floating around the league, but Daly said there was no consensus among players on whether or not it would be an effective idea.
The head of the league’s Players’ Association, Paul Fenton, told ESPN that he is “in favour” of keeping the face mask rule in place throughout the NHL, but he added that players who wear masks should not be “required to put a mask on during games.”
Players won’t be able to wear helmets during the postseason.
While helmets are no longer required during the Stanley Cups, players are still allowed to play in the NHL without helmets.
However, the head of hockey operations, Brian Burke, said last year that players won’t wear helmets at all during the NHL playoffs.
“I don’t know what’s going on in the league at the moment.
We don’t have a rule, so I don, as I said before, can’t comment on what’s happening in the game.
I can tell you that it’s not going to happen,” Burke told ESPN’s Mike Heika.
Burke added that while helmets are “part of our game,” they aren’t part of the NHL as a whole.
Players can still wear a protective headgear during the season if they want.
The rule that bans helmets during games was enacted during the 2016 Stanley Cup finals, when many players were wearing masks.
But Daly said in a post-season media availability that the league was working on “a different rule” for this season.
“The goal was to allow players to play as they like during the year, so we’re working on it now,” Daly said.
“We’ve got to have that discussion with our players.
I believe in the idea that you can wear what you want, and if you want to go to the rink and you want a face helmet on, you can.
It’s part of our culture.
I would never say we’re against that, but I think that if you don’t like it, then you can go to practice without one.”
Face mask restrictions wouldn’t apply to players who are injured during the course of the regular-season.
This is where it gets interesting.
Daly said that “we’re not making any assumptions about who will or will not play this season,” adding that “you never know.”
“If a player is injured in a game that they’re wearing a mask, that’s part and parcel of the rules,” Daly explained.
“That’s the same as if a player got hit in a collision with another player.
That’s part, parcel of it.”
The current NHL rule is for the regular seasons to last three weeks.
“What we’re trying to do is allow teams and players to be creative in how they want to play,” Daly added.
“They can wear helmets, they can wear face shields.
They can play as if it’s the regular