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KELLEY: Coaches get the blame too often
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|AROUND THE BOARDS: Kelley's look at the NHL|
Pink slip comes quick too often
Do the eyes have it?
While we're on that subjectTake a look at the World Junior Championship Tournament going on right now in Canada. Every player there must wear an eye shield in order to participate. Those are the best young players in the world and they are competing at a very high level and the shield does not appear to be a deterrent to fine play. It would be relatively simple for the NHL and the NHLPA to make the shield a must-wear piece of equipment when a player moves from junior competition to the pros. It was done with helmets way back in 1979; it should be done with shields.
One final thoughtThere has been a lot of talk throughout the NHL that once-Detroit defenseman