Gary Bettman and the NHL confirm a new rule that is not unanimous

Published November 18, 2022 at 11:39

In the last few hours, National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman announced a rule change that may seem insignificant, but surprisingly caused a huge stir on social media.

Even the players seem to be unhappy with this decision.

Basically, this is now prohibited:


The NHL has effectively just made the decision to now ban players from participating in the warm-up period without a helmet.

A decision that has really made fans talk, especially those of the Montreal Canadiens.

This new rule only affects players who started in the NHL in the 2019-20 season. (and in the following years)

"The NHL is requiring future players to wear helmets during pre-game warm-ups.

The rule applies to those who entered the league in 2019-20 or later. Players who reached the NHL before that date are exempt." - Chris Johnston

There's still a "grandfather clause" included in the new rule, but hey. Just know that windy hair will become increasingly rare at the Bell Centre.

Damage to "Pezz".

It is understandable that the NHL is trying to improve player safety with this rule, but it is far from unanimous among the players.

November 18   |   124 answers
Gary Bettman and the NHL confirm a new rule that is not unanimous

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