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Elliotte Friedman was first out with the news today (or so I think, not that it really matters), but it sounds like it’s official: visors will be grandfathered into the NHL.

What “grandfathered” means in this case is that if you don’t wear one now and you’re already an NHL player, you’ll never be forced to put on one. But all rookies coming into the league from now on will, which really isn’t a big deal. Wherever they’re coming from already made them wear one (or a cage), so they’ll survive. And their eyes will too!

I’ve been writing about grandfathering in visors for awhile now. I’m in favour. A few other tidbits:

Elliotte also says a committee will be formed to investigate the goalie equipment debate, and finally…

So there you have it. Changes ahead.