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Contouring The Goalie Gear

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

There's still lots of work to be done but Cory Schneider, Ben Bishop, Braden Holtby and Devan Dubnyk on Thursday met with Kay Whitmore of the NHL to look at the prototype pants and chest equipment produced by a few manufacturers.

The idea is to have the equipment wrap around their body in a sleeker manner while still keeping them safe, while also being less bulky and therefore give shooters a little more net to shoot at.

"That's the idea, to round everything off, you don't need the big blocks on the shoulders and the thighs," Holtby said Friday.

"It's pretty early, it was basically the equipment company's first attempt at it," Holtby added when asked about his first impression after sampling the product. "I think they understand what we're trying to get done. It's pretty clear. There's a lot of tough areas though that you want to make sure is protected. It's in the right direction but I think it's a long ways away from where it needs to be. But it'll get there."

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