Dress code suits NHLers just fine

Updated: October 20, 2005, 6:16 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

Don't look for an NBA-style dress code flap in the NHL.

That's because most hockey players have been told what to wear for years, long before they reach the NHL. Most junior and minor-pro teams have some form of dress code covering what is and isn't to be worn to games and around the rink. Dress codes for minor hockey teams are also common and are seen as a way of fostering team unity and cohesion.

"Ten years old we had to wear a shirt and tie," Tampa Bay Lightning star Vincent ...

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