Kukla's Korner

Kukla's Korner Hockey

Johan Hedberg Talks Goalie Equipment & Says Remove The Trapezoid

from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,

Devils backup goaltender Johan Hedberg agrees that the size of some goaltenders’ equipment is excessive, but doesn’t think that reducing the pads again is the right way to go.

“The pads are not the problem,” Hedberg said today. “The problem is the pants and the chest protectors, arms and shoulders.”

Hedberg believes that that reducing the length of the pad above the knee and having more conforming knee pads wouldn’t necessarily create room in the five hole, but it might expose the goaltenders to being hit in the knee more and possible injury.

“The way you play on your knees these are good for preventing injuries,” Hedberg said of the current knee pads.

That said, Hedberg fully believes that reducing size of other parts of the goaltenders’ equipment is something that needs to be done.

read on

Filed in: NHL Teams, New Jersey Devils, NHL Talk, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: johan+hedberg

Comments

DrewBehr's avatar

Too bad this is only Johan Hedberg talking.

Posted by DrewBehr from The Mitten on 03/21/13 at 06:51 PM ET

Add a Comment

Please limit embedded image or media size to 575 pixels wide.

Add your own avatar by joining Kukla's Korner, or logging in and uploading one in your member control panel.

Captchas bug you? Join KK or log in and you won't have to bother.

Smileys

Notify me of follow-up comments?

Feed

Most Recent Blog Posts

About Kukla's Korner Hockey

Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

Email Paul anytime at pk@kuklaskorner.com

 

image

image

image