Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Alanah McGinley on 11/24/08 at 05:03 PM ET
From John McGourty at NHL.com:
Bottom line: Equipment is there to protect, not make saves.
“We came to the conclusion that we should move forward with some subtle changes for the 2008-09 season,” said NHL goaltending supervisor Kay Whitmore, who played goal in 155 NHL games for the Hartford Whalers, Vancouver Canucks, Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames. “There will be more changes next year with more proportional fittings for protection only. We have to get back to the beginning of what equipment was for in the first place.”
NHL officials are responding to feedback from players, coaches and management to reduce the size of goalie equipment.
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