Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 08/19/11 at 04:36 PM ET
from Mike Brophy of Sportsnet,
So the NHL is contemplating using their newfangled nets in pre-season games. Hey, anything that makes the game better should be welcomed with open arms.
The new nets are shallower, have a clear plastic strip along the top and built-in high definition cameras to make goal reviews easier, and has thinner mesh….
The problem is the changes the NHL are proposing do not address the real problem facing the league: a lack of goal-scoring….
The answer to more goals is quite simple and not exactly new: Make the damn nets bigger.
Now before you start spewing your hate mail about how some things are never meant to be tinkered with, consider that just about everything that has to do with hockey—including the equipment, markings on the ice and training techniques—have been altered over the years so why are the nets off limits? Players are bigger than ever and yet the nets remain the same size. It makes no sense.
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