NHL glass?

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  1. johnnyirish

    johnnyirish Registered User

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    Does anyone know what year the NHL started using Glass alone the boards? I talking to my boss about this and he said sometime after 1980, but i'm not to sure.
     
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    You can look at footage from the old days and see glass along the boards. Not sure where this question is going or asking.
     
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    It was in 1980 that I believe they made the glass higher along the side boards, which was a direct result of the Bruins/MSG debacle in Dec. 1979. Meant that fans couldn't reach over and grab a guy's stick.
     
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    Plexiglass was first installed at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto at the start of the 1946-47 season along the end boards & corners, replacing steel screens. The side boards from corners to center ice were open. No cage. No glass. The rest of the arenas in NYC, Chicago, Detroit, Boston & Montreal followed suit shortly thereafter. That'd be quite sometime BEFORE 1980 yes?. :laugh:
     
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    Didn't JLA have low glass along the side boards for longer than a lot of the other barns? I think MSG also had lower glass for some time, even in light of the Bruins incident.

    It'd be interesting (and I use the term loosely :laugh:) to see a timeline of standardization of glass across the league - I also remember that MSG had really weird partitions on the side boards near the corners that resulted in some nightmare bounces.
     

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