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Brodeur Baffled

from the Toronto Sun,
Martin Brodeur finds it "ridiculous." The National Hockey League's best stick-handling goaltender said yesterday he cannot understand why the league's powers-that-be would strip him of that skill by limiting the areas in which he can play the puck. "I don't want to complain but I really don't understand the logic of taking away a talent that only a handful of goalies around the league really have," Brodeur said during a phone interview yesterday. "All the general managers who didn't have good puck-handling goalies voted this rule in, I'm sure. "I think it's ridiculous. It takes away from the few goalies who do it." Under terms of the rules ratified by the league's board of governors on Friday, goaltenders may play the puck behind the goal line only in a trapezoid-shaped area defined by lines that begin six feet from either goal post and extend diagonally to points 28 feet apart at the end boards.

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