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Increase The Neutral Zone

from the Vancouver Province,

Tired of watching games where players make it to the red line and just dump it in, McCammon thinks they should go back to the way the rinks were configured at the time of the Oilers heyday.

“When they moved the nets out to create more room behind the goal in the early ‘90s, they moved the bluelines back three feet to keep the same distance in the attacking zone,” says McCammon. “When that didn’t work, they decided to move the nets back, but they kept the bluelines in the same place. That’s made the neutral zone so small, there’s no room to do anything. It was really just after they made the neutral zones so small that the trap came in and the game got to where it is now.

“I’d like to see the games played with the old measurements. I think it would be different. If they wanted to play the trap still, at least it would be a lot tougher to play because you’d have more room.”

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