5 years ago

Teemu Selanne is a big supporter of having Kevlar socks to prevent skate blades from cutting player's Achilles tendon.

That's what happened to Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson on Wednesday and now the Norris Trophy winner is likely to miss the rest of the 2013 campaign. "Same thing with Jason Blake," Selanne continued. "If he would have had this, he would have never cut his wrist last year." Corey Perry, who was the victim of a skate slicing his right quadriceps tendon in 2007-08, is also a big supporter of the socks, but not every player is on board. His teammate Bobby Ryan tried them and ultimately went back to cotton socks. Still, when asked if Kevlar socks should be mandatory, Selanne answered, "Why not?"