The 10 Worst Helmets in the History of Hockey

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The 10 Worst Helmets in the History of Hockey

OK, so I realize hockey players need to protect their noggins. Especially nowadays with guys like Matt Cooke headhunting like he was part of a tribe from Papua New Guinea in the early 1900s.

But at what cost?

I mean, what's worse, suffering a mild concussion, or receiving years of ridicule from fans, friends and family for the helmet you decided to sport during your career?

Think the decision is that easy?

Well, Butch Goring hasn't played in the NHL since Ronald Reagan was president, yet 25 years later I'm still making fun of his helmet.

All kidding aside, kids, wear a helmet—but have a bit of fashion sense, at least.

Even Sean Avery, a guy who has an internship at Vogue magazine, sported a helmet that looked like it was straight out of the Star Wars Stormtrooper collection. I guess picking out a helmet isn't as easy as picking out a purse.

On that note, I decided to take a look at the 10 ugliest helmets ever.

What else am I going to write about? My team is out of the playoffs.

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