Hockey players don’t wear visors or cages for two distinct reasons. The first is the obstructed vision. The second reason is that we are hockey players not babies. Yes,apuck to the face hurts. No, I’m not going to stop playing this game unless something is broken orIneed stitches, in which caseIwill stop long enough to get stitches and return to the ice. Intensity and pain are part of the game. Oh and comparing to football is like comparing MMA to to the ballet. Hockey hits are 17% harder with the players weighing 20% less than football players. The only sport that is even in the same arena is rugby, andItip my hat to those guys.