Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 03/30/13 at 10:05 AM ET
from Roy MacGregor of the Globe and Mail,
The issue, surely, is not so much the size of the goalie equipment, but the size of the goalies.
At the March 20 meeting of NHL general managers in Toronto, much was made of the size of goaltending equipment and what measures might be done to harness in the outrageous padding and jerseys that turn a stick-man like Buffalo’s Ryan Miller into a Euclid truck.
Shrink the trapper, some say. Slice the pads in half. Ban the spinnaker jersey. Mike Murphy, NHL vice-president of hockey operations, has even suggested increasing the height of the net by six inches to open up more “roofing” space, whatever it takes to up the scoring.
“I know the traditionalists will say it will alter all the records,” Murphy told a Toronto newspaper, “but if it makes the game more entertaining, isn’t that enough of a tradeoff?”
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