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Gretzky on mandatory visors: 'It's not my call'

Updated: October 20, 2005, 11:11 AM ET
Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- As a parent, Wayne Gretzky is a firm believer in hockey players wearing visors to protect their eyes and face.

"I won't let my son go on the ice without a helmet and a visor on," said Gretzky, now coach of the Phoenix Coyotes.

As an NHL coach and one of the game's all-time best players, he says wearing a visor is an individual's decision.

"It's not my call," Gretzky said with a laugh. "You have to ask those guys. I'm retired. ...

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